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Drown Drinking Water
Extremely unlikely: A normal healthy person cannot drown by drinking too much water except in an extremely rare situation. He would have to drink a lot of water, perhaps 1-2 gallons. His blood sodium would be diluted too much, leading to brain swelling and/or seizures (some of the ways water intoxication kills people). In his semi-conscious state, he vomits water from his stomach, sucks it into his lungs, and drowns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not normally...: If you have normal heart and kidney function, the heart will pump the water to the kidneys and then the kidneys will eliminate any water that is not needed. Drowning means the airways are filling up with fluid and this would not occur by drinking excess fluid if the heart and kidneys are working normally. ...Read more
I aspirated a decent amount of water by drinking & I choked pretty severely but am better now. Is secondary drowning possible?
Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Drowning from aspirating a drink of water would be unlikely, and its a great sign that you are already feeling better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i was drinking a glass of water, it went down the "wrong pipe " now i'm paranoid about dry drowning. Can this happen?
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
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Water and health: Drinking water is a great way to maintain moisture in the skin, including the face. ...Read more
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