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Can you dry drown from a glass of water

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Fixations: You need to find a mental health professional to guide you with this issue. If this fixation over a specific item is intruding in your thoughts, only ... Read More

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Highly unlikely : She threw up the water by coughing and if she still had water in her trachea she would have continued coughing until she got out most of the water. It ... Read More
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Possible, Not likely: Usually the terms dry and wet drowning refer to the lungs and not if the person is in or out of water. As water starts to enter the trachea it normall ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
You're ok: If you are no longer coughing, you are fine. This is a common occurrence. Many people have this happen to them and they're just fine.
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Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
APPARENTLY: Reflexes wouldnt let you drown yourself. I suspect this is not the first thing you've been phobic about. You reallly might consider counseling.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Drowning?: Very unlikely unless u r comatosed and lost all your reflexes. Relax.
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Mental health: Clearly you are suffering from paranoia and anxiety. I strongly recommend you seek qualified mental health attention.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
???: What's gripe water? And what does 'dry drown' mean?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Probably Not: A google search of "dry drowning" reveals this isolated case in a small child. http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/health/texas-toddler-dry-drowning/index. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Theoretically: Anything which triggers a laryngospasm can cause "dry drowning". I believe there would have to be an underlying illness for that to occur however, mo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Excess water ingestion can lead to a dilution of their salt/water balance & in rare cases might cause a seizure. I cannot accept the idea it would ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The small amount of water will be absorbed into the body. No drowning will occur. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Anxiety disorder: You will not "dry drown". Please consult your mental health provider for more aggressive management of your anxiety disorder before it becomes crippli ... Read More

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