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See below: Dry drowning or delayed drowning occurs when a small amount of water goes into the lungs. How it ocurrs is not completely understood but it is thought that water can cause the breathing tube to tighten (laryngospasm) or cause pulmonary swelling. It can happen up to 24 hours after the water gets into the lungs. There are no reports that say how many drownings are this type. ...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
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
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
I am really afraid of dying from a glass of water. I am afraid of secondary drowning or dry drowning. Any help?
Fixations: You need to find a mental health professional to guide you with this issue. If this fixation over a specific item is intruding in your thoughts, only investigating where the idea originated and what prompted it will help. The idea itself may be just a sign of a deeper issue you cannot realize on your own. ...Read more
My son was drinking pop today and started choking. Hes 4. No need to worry about dry drowning correct?
I have panic issues, & when I heard about dry drowning, I felt like I couldn't breathe.Should I be scared to even drink liquids? I'm SO scared of this
Psych Eval now!: You are taking some meds, but you need better mgmt that may change the Rx and add psychotherapy. Don't wait. You need to be able to feel safe drinking water (you are!) This is rare and mostly in little kids, shortly after a real water mishap. Seek an eval soon so you can get this cleared up. http://www.webmd.com/children/features/secondary-drowning-dry-drowning Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you dry drown from getting swallowing water down the wrong way, even if you supposedly cough it back up?
When i was drinking a glass of water, it went down the "wrong pipe " now i'm paranoid about dry drowning. Can this happen?
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