Smoke inhalation can damage your eyes and respiratory system. It can also irritate chronic heart and lung disease.
Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include
- Coughing and phlegm
- A scratchy throat
- Irritated sinuses
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness
- Stinging eyes
- A runny nose
- If you already have asthma, it may get worse.
If you encounter a victim of smoke inhalation, immediately move the person to fresh air. There are no first aid techniques that can be used for smoke inhalation. Often the person will need oxygen from a trained medical professional or EMT.
We also offer a free certificate of completion. To receive the certificate you must pass a 50-question test with a score of 70 or higher. Check our Basic First Aid Certificate of Completion page for more information.