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Dr. Mark Farber
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Drowning (Overview)

Drowning = suffocation due to aspiration of water / fluid.


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How long does it take to feel recover from almost drowning?

How long does it take to feel recover  from almost drowning?

Almost drowning: Recovery from near drowning varies depending upon how severely the individual is affected. Some patients might require CPR and be at greater risk of short and long term issues whereas others might be rescued from the water without CPR and have a favorable outcome. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Farber
170 doctors shared insights

Drowning (Overview)

Drowning = suffocation due to aspiration of water / fluid.


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I'm having bad headache after near drowning, is it normal symptom??should i go to the hospital to check?

I'm having bad headache after near drowning, is it normal symptom??should i go to the hospital to check?

Headache is: a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Severe pain, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, dizziness, neck pain, nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. Go to ER if you feel like it. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain ER visits. ...Read more

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Would you know if you were dry drowning or secondary drowning after having a swim? No coughing, breathing difficulties, pain or symptoms present

Would you know if you were dry drowning or secondary drowning after having a swim? No coughing, breathing difficulties, pain or symptoms present

Yes you would...: In simple terms you would have all the symptoms you stated you didn't have. Dry drowning is caused by airway spasm. You would cough and not be able to take a breath. ...Read more

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Sore nipples, yeast infection, period 3weeks late, 2 negative test, a little drown discharge day that period was supposed to come, could i be pregnant?

Sore nipples, yeast infection, period 3weeks late, 2 negative test, a little drown discharge day that period was supposed to come, could i be pregnant?

Unlikely : The over the counter pregnancy tests are very accurate. It's unlikely that you are pregnant with 2 negative tests. If you want to be absolutely sure, your doctor can order a blood test to confirm. Your doctor can also evaluate your symptoms more in-depth as they would be caused by other hormonal imbalance issues or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Is a culture test necessary for my baby after a near drowning?

Is a culture test necessary for my baby after a near drowning?

Usually-Yes: Depending upon how severly injured she is, yes.There is often a very high risk of secondary infection in the weakened body.Trust your doctors on this one! ...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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What is the treatment after near drowning?

What is the treatment after near drowning?

Supportive: The most important thing is to give the patient supportive treatment: a ventilator if they can't breathe, antibiotics if there is infection, warming if there is hypothermia, etc. Hopefully, there is no long term brain damage from lack of oxygen. But, mainly, it is supportive therapy. ...Read more

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Which treatments for drowning are most effective?

Which treatments for drowning are most effective?

Rescue!: The key to surviving drowning (unless the water is very cold) is rapid revival prior to brain injury. Depending on the individual, this is two to five minutes after the patient stops breathing. If there is a cardiac arrest associated with the drowning, the prognosis is grim. ...Read more

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How to get rid of crab lice? Drown them?

How to get rid of crab lice? Drown them?

Treatment: Pubic lice (phthirus pubis) can be treated with otc product like nix (permethrin) or rid. Other options are prescription medications like Malathion (kept on affected area for 8 to 12 hours); invermectin (2 pills – may need to repeated in 10 days); lindane (if you have failed other treatments). ...Read more

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