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. This note provide us more information about drowning and its first aid.
Drowning

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.

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Things to remember
  • 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.
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers
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.
Drowning is an accident that takes place in water. Drowning takes place if people can't swim and due to carelessness in water. If the person is not rescued in time, it may cause death.
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