Ammonia Inhalants (Smelling Salts)What are Ammonia Inhalants used for? When reviving someone suffering from syncope (loss of consciousness; Vasovagal episode, a common form of fainting;) you need a strong stimulant - first aid for fainting can include passing ammonia inhalants (smelling salts in lay-terms) under the nose. Read more about Fainting First Aid & Smelling Salts.
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ITEM/SKU: H5041-AMP / H-5041
Use our ammonia inhalants to prevent or treat fainting. It will pick you up before someone else has to. Contents: Ammonia 15%, Isopropyl alcohol 20%.
To prevent or treat fainting. 0.3 mL ammonia inhalant. A respiratory stimulant for inhalation only. Active ingredients: alcohol 35%, ammonia 15%. Inactive ingredient: alcohol USP, FD&C red dye #40, lavender oil FCC, lemon oil FCC, nutmeg oil FCC, purified water USP.
|Background on Smelling Salts|
Here's a little background on "smelling salts":
Once arriving at that page, about halfway down is a definition of smelling salts:
Ammonium carbonate, (NH3)2CO3ĚH2O, is a colorless-to-white crystalline solid commonly known as smelling salts; in water solution it is sometimes called aromatic spirits of ammonia.
Want to know a little more about smelling salts? Everyone has seen them used to revive countless athletes when they've been knocked silly, back to the search results to discover how smelling salts actually work...
Discovery.com explains why people sit up and take notice when smelling salts are placed beneath their nose: Ammonium carbonate is mixed with perfume to create a stimulant. The ammonia fumes from the salts irritate the membranes of the nose and lungs, which triggers a reflex causing the muscles that control breathing to work faster.
What are the first aid steps for Fainting?
2. Try to Revive the Casualty
3. Home Treatment for Simple Fainting
4. Call a Health Care Professional
What causes syncope?
So...now you know about "smelling salts", syncope & fainting first aid!
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