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10 Year Old Boy Dry Drowning
Is dry drowning possible for a 7 year old who choke on a glass of water? She threw the water up right away while coughing.
Possible, Not likely: Usually the terms dry and wet drowning refer to the lungs and not if the person is in or out of water. As water starts to enter the trachea it normally triggers cough. Some develop laryngospasm,water does not get into the lungs and if the larynx doesn't relax, you get dry drowning. it sounds like your little girl choked on the water. As long as she is coughing she will be fine. wish her the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My one year old took in some water in the bath and he was chocking. What r the chances of dry drowning. He was having a hard time catching his breath?
Choking: Some of the water made its way into the windpipe and his vocal cords went into a spasm causing him to choke., and cough. If the bath water had soap/body wash mixed in, irritation may also cause hoarseness of his voice or a more prolonged cough. More often than not, this situation does not cause any complications. ...Read more
It has been almost 30 hours since my 3 year old jumped in a pool. He seems fine. How much longer do I have to be concerned about secondary drowning?
Children: If he is fine after 24 hours then i would say to be reassured. ...Read more
My 3 week old choked/strangled on vit D drops. If it got into her lungs, what will happen? Could it cause something like pneumonia or dry drowning?
Not really: It's unlikely that you will notice any sequelae from this little event. The reason we cough and "choke" - it's our body's way of protecting itself and trying to keep stuff out of the lungs. Even with this protection sometimes, rarely stuff will get by, but most of the time actually nothing ever occurs. The tiny amount of medicine given for infant Vit D drops is inconsequential. Relax. It's okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 15 month old choked on water 3 times in the bath tub while trying to drink the water. Could he be at risk for dry drowning? This was 40 minutes ago
Dry drowning: The entity of dry drowning is not something that has been reliably verified as a clinical entity. If your child choked on water in the bath tub while trying to drink it but did not suffer a pronged period of submersion, loss of consciousness, loss of respiratory effort or loss of pulse, and is not having trouble breathing currently, then it is unlikely to lead to adverse problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
15M old choaked on water from cup She spit some water out her mouth before coughing for a min she went to bed@bedtime I'm concerned about dry drowning?
Definitions: Drowning from fluid in the lungs that occurs not during submersion in water, but up to 24 hours after swimming or bathing, defines secondary drowning. If the child inhales water into the lungs, the vocal cords can spasm. The drowning is defined 'dry' because it occurs out of the water. Ref: http://www.parenting.com/child/safety/what-you-need-to-know-about-dry-drowning ...Read more
Inhaled/swallowed some pool water on accident today while swimming. Not much, burned sinuses. 16 y/o boy 10 hrs later no symptoms. Secondary drowning?
No, just as U said-: - inhaled chlorinated water. No symptoms later means all is fine. ...Read more
Depends on volume: of soda inhaled and sugar content, but not possible with just one swallow as cough reflexes usually prevent multiple. Unfortunately if one were really intoxicated or did not have normal reflexes, etc.one could get aspiration pneumonia, etc. which could leave one very ill. In a resuscitation, life saving meds are occasionally given into the trachea if iv access is not available., ...Read more
Would you know if you were dry drowning or secondary drowning after having a swim? No coughing, breathing difficulties, pain or symptoms present
Theoretically: Anything which triggers a laryngospasm can cause "dry drowning". I believe there would have to be an underlying illness for that to occur however, most people have a reflex in the larynx to prevent the water from going into the lungs, but if this spasms (usually from prolonged or persistent exposure to noxious gasses or fluids) it could lead to death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer