Salt Water Aspiration Syndrome
The symptoms of salt water aspiration usually result from inhalation of a fine mist of sea water vapor which may also be similar symptoms to pulmonary barotrauma.
If in doubt, the advice is to treat as the latter.
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Salt Water Aspiration Syndrome Cause
- Faulty scuba regulator
- Inadequate mouthpiece seal
- Inadequate purging of regulator or snorkel
Salt Water Aspiration Syndrome Symptoms
- Immediate cough
- Shortness of breath
- Flu-like symptoms such as chest pain, coughing, cyanosis & shivering
Salt Water Aspiration Syndrome Treatments
- Administer 100% oxygen
- Keep warm
- Give analgesics as directed
- Discourage unnecessary movement
- Seek diving medical advice
- If necessary, transport the diver to hospital for assessment and observation
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