According to the National Fire Protection Association, the majority of fire deaths aren’t caused by the flames themselves. Rather, smoke inhalation is the culprit. But smoke inhalation involves more than just puffs of air; it’s what’s in the smoke that can render us unconscious quickly.
HOW DOES SMOKE INHALATION KILL?There are a host of microscopic components in smoke that can be lethal.
WHAT DOES SMOKE INHALATION DO TO YOUR BODY?Smoke inhalation can have destructive effects on your lungs and airways in a host of ways, including:
TREATMENT FOR SMOKE INHALATIONThankfully, oxygen is often the only medication necessary in helping someone recover from smoke inhalation.
For coughs accompanied with wheezing that will not let up, a bronchodilator can be used to relax your muscles and boost ventilation.
Antibiotics will most likely be given if sputum or blood cultures confirm a bacterial infection.
While recovery from smoke inhalation is overall pretty good, people with chronic lung problems or asthma can put a serious kink into recovery time.
IF YOU NEED FIRE RESTORATION IN SAN DIEGO, CALL THE RESTORATION PROS AT J&M KEYSTONEAll too often, we hear tragic stories of people losing just about everything in home fires. While lives cannot be replaced, your home can be.
When the time comes, call the pros at J&M Keystone here in San Diego; our number is 800-368-2757.
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