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A 32-year-old female 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
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yes you would...: 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.
Last updated Apr 25, 2016

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