A 24-year-old male asked:
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can you dry drown from getting swallowing water down the wrong way, even if you supposedly cough it back up?

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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!
Answered on Apr 6, 2018

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