Q. I swallowed a lot of water at the swimming pool and now feel sick. Please help.

Answered by Dr. A.k.srivastava and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hello doctor,

Yesterday, I was swimming in a pool that had salt water in it. I went underwater and accidentally swallowed the salt water. It burned my nose and my throat. I woke up today dizzy and my throat kills and my nose still does. I keep coughing up mucus. I also keep sneezing. What should I do?

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Dr. A.k.srivastava
M.B.B.S.., M.S. (ENT
Otolaryngology (E.N.T

Hello,Welcome in icliniq.com.I understand your concern.

You are likely to have an acute upper respiratory tract infection, and associated labyrinthitis as you have vertigo.

Now, you are advised to take:

  1. Tablet Paracetamol.
  2. Tablet Betahistine 16 mg thrice daily.
  3. Steam inhalation.
  4. Antihistaminic and cough syrup.
  5. Adequate fluid.

I hope above will help you. If not, you have to consult your ENT doctor for a thorough examination and necessary investigations to manage your problem.

For more information consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

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