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i am really afraid of dying from a glass of water. i am afraid of secondary drowning or dry drowning. any help?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 investigating where the idea originated and what prompted it will help. The idea itself may be just a sign of a deeper issue you cannot realize on your own.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

I choked on a good swig of water. Should I be worried about dry drowning?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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.html A normal adult with a normal airway reflex choking on a sip of water is not a significant risk. Sensational media is the greater problem here!

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