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What is secondary drowning?

What is secondary drowning?

Water in the lungs: If person had a near drowning accident after which he/she appears ok that person still can die 1-48 hrs later if enough water entered the lungs to significantly impear oxygen exchange, they can die from hypoxemia and that will be secondary drowning. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Farber
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Drowning (Definition)

Drowning is a condition in which water enters the lungs and causes death ...Read more


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Is it possible i could drown in air?

Is it possible i could drown in air?

Air is essential: You need air to live. A fish "drowns" in air. There are circumstances in which the oxygen is out of the air such as a closed garage with a motor runnjng (carbon monoxide poisoning) or for instance volcanic craters in which gas from the fumarole displaces the air. Luckily we mostly have normal, livable air around us. ...Read more

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How to treat a secondary drowning?

How to treat a secondary drowning?

Supportive care : It happens after drowning. No body knows who gets it. It is complication of the drowning process no body could explain well but i think it is. Acute lung injury kind of situation which rarely happens. So if. Drowning happens and patient comes out of that he needs to be closely watched for three days if things get worse then in the hospital it will be treated. With supportve care. ...Read more

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How can you drown in a cup of water?

How can you drown in a cup of water?

No: A normal healthy person (not a baby) won't drown from a cup of water. If he is drinking water and chokes, his epiglottis will shut off any flow of air or water toward the lungs. His reflex cough automatically spews out any water from trachea, before the water even reaches the lungs. If one is very drunk, he probably won't drown but will get some water or vomit into his lungs, and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can you drown off a tablespoon of water?

Water: No, Iduobt very much youcoulddrown on a tablespoon ofwater ...Read more

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How fast do you die from drowning in water?

How fast do you die from drowning in water?

Depends: On how cold the water is; in very cold water people have survived for hours after immersion. Usually, however, brain damage sets in a few minutes and death within 10. ...Read more

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What is "drown-proofing", and how do you do it?

What is "drown-proofing", and how do you do it?

Floating mechanism: Drownproofing is a method for surviving in water disaster scenarios without sinking or drowning. The technique involves practicing keeping the lungs hyperinflated in water (subject floats in a near-relaxed position, raises himself up with hands to take a breath, then floats back with mouth at the level of water surface). Practice several times. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drown yourself with saliva?

Is it possible for you to drown yourself with saliva?

Asphyxiation: Yes. It usually happens only in those with no cough reflex or unconscious as they don't have the ability to cough up nor have the stimulation to cough such as in those above or those under sedation or narcotics which depress the cough reflex. ...Read more

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How to drown a cold with home remedies, besides fruit?

Not sure: I'm not sure you can drown out a cold. You can take things to help feel better as it runs its course. You should definitely rest and sleep. The usual tea with honey, chicken soup, bed rest, along with supportive meds (acetaminophen for example) for comfort. Watch light humorous movies while in bed to keep your spirits up. ...Read more

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