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Sayville, NY
A 19-year-old female asked:

I was caught in a riptide yesterday and inhaled lots of water, an hour or two later my chest hurt and today my throat hurts as well as my chest.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Ingestion of water.: If looks like you have probably been waiting at least a couple days since you inquired. If you are still having chest pain (that is sigificant) and/ or difficulty breathing - then it would be worth getting evaluated. Salt water from ocean can contains lots of different organisms.
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