Why you should not pour water on someone who’s fainted

January 1, 2022
6 Views

Spread the love

A person faints when blood does not get to the brain enough thus depriving it of necessary oxygen and nutrient.

It is common to see people attempt to revive someone who has fainted by different methods which unknown to them, are actually more potential health dangers to the victim. One of such is pouring water on them.

It should be known that to correct a medical condition is to control the underlying cause. If fainting is caused by deprived oxygen to the brain, there is no way pouring water on a victim will supply the needed oxygen and nutrient and thus is medically ineffective. Others go as far mixing water & glucose to force it down the unconscious victim’s throat.

While all of these are innocent attempts to revive the person, the potential harm should also not be overlooked. One of the main dangers is the risk of fluid aspiration, where water or any concocted mixture gets into the lungs.

According to one consultant surgeon, Prof. Andrew Ugburo, “fanning, foot slapping or pouring water to revive someone who has fainted could make them aspirate and infact dangerous. If it enters the lungs, you would have compounded the problem of that person. Anything outside the proper resuscitation of a patient is tantamount to a delay that can lead to death.”

Other things to also avoid include:

1. Leaving the person unattended to

2. Slapping the person on any part of the body in an attempt to revive them

3. Putting a pillow under their head to support them. This can disrupt their breathing pattern

4. Trying to get them to sit up

You may be interested

JusticeForHanifa: President Buhari Reacts To Murder Of 5-Year-Old Hanifa Abubakar
News
7 views
News
7 views

JusticeForHanifa: President Buhari Reacts To Murder Of 5-Year-Old Hanifa Abubakar

Webby - January 22, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of a five-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar, who was allegedly abducted and killed…

“I’ll Never Forget Those Who Killed My Daughter” – Hanifa Abubakar’s Father [Video]
News
News

“I’ll Never Forget Those Who Killed My Daughter” – Hanifa Abubakar’s Father [Video]

Webby - January 22, 2022

Abubakar Abdulsalam, father of a five-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar, who was allegedly killed by her school teacher in Kano, said…

I Killed Five-Year-Old Pupil, Hanifa Abubakar With N100 Rat Poison – Kano Teacher
News
2 views
News
2 views

I Killed Five-Year-Old Pupil, Hanifa Abubakar With N100 Rat Poison – Kano Teacher

Webby - January 22, 2022

30-year-old teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko, who was arrested over his alleged involvement in the kidnap and death of a five-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.