What to do if you inhale smoke or smog in excess and face health complications? Before you consult a doctor, here are few first aid tips you need to follow.
The first and foremost thing is to get the person in fresh air. Once the victim is exposed to open space, make him sit till he starts to feel better.
Smoke inhalation an lead to coughing. Once the coughing has subsided, make her drink a glass of water to relieve her throat.
If the victim cannot sit, make him lie on his back. Place a pillow behind the head and the legs to elevate the limbs. Check for breathing.
Loosen clothes around the neck to ease breathing. If the victim doesn't respond, perform mouth to mouth resuscitation (CPR under trained personnel is recommended if breathing stops).
If the person is unconscious, turn her to her side as it prevents choking. In the meanwhile, call a doctor or an ambulance.