A member asked:

Would you know if you were dry drowning or secondary drowning after having a swim? no coughing, breathing difficulties, pain or symptoms present

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Dr. Ryan Venis answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

In simple terms you would have all the symptoms you stated you didn't have. Dry drowning is caused by airway spasm. You would cough and not be able to take a breath.

Answered Apr 25, 2016



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