Note on Drowning

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The condition of being unable to breathe , entering water into nostrils and mouth, causes suffocation due to drowned into water like river, pond etc is called drowning.


Symptoms of drowning

  • Victim feels difficulty in breathing.
  • Dirty things can enter into mouth, nose of victim.
  • Victim can be in subconscious and unconscious condition.
  • The different types of body such as lips, tongue can be swollen and bluish.
  • There can be lot of water in respiratory tract and lungs of victim which leads him to death.

First Aid to Drowning

The First Aid of drowning are as follows:
  • Drowned victim should be rescued with the help of rope, wood or rubber tube.
  • Clear foreign body from the nostrils and mouth.
  • Artificial respiration should be given if breathing has stopped.
  • Put off wet cloth and tight cloth from the body of patient.
  • If a lot of water has been swallowed by victim then press on stomach laying him flat to vomit water.
  • Send the patient to the hospital as soon as possible.

  • The condition of being unable to breathe , entering water into nostrils and mouth, causes suffocation due to drowned into water like river, pond etc is called drowning.
  • While drowning there can be lot of water in respiratory tract and lungs of victim which leads him to death.
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Very Short Questions

The safety measures that should be adopted to be free from drowning are:

  • Ponds and wells should be properly walled and covered.
  • Avoid swimming at night and in cold season.
  • Avoid swimming in unknown rivers and ponds.
  • Avoid boating, rafting and swimming near water reservoirs.

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  • The condition of being unable to breath entering water into the nostrils or mouth, causes suffocation due to water called

    drowning
    electric shock
    headache
    burning
  • If the drowing person is not breathing, the first thing we should do is

    x-ray
    biopsy
    ultra sound
    artificial breathing
  • Drowning person may die because

    water enters respiratory track and lungs
    of chemicals
    disease
    of carelessness
  • One of the best way to know if a person is drowning is

    check his pulse
    x-ray
    biopsy
    body is bluish and swollen
  • What should be done before blowing air into victims mouth?

    Clearing of foreign body from nose and mouth.
    Waiting for doctors arrival.
    Rushing victim to the hospital.
    Making victim to drink some water.
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