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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

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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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

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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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Why am i suddenly afraid of drowning?

Why am i suddenly afraid of drowning?

Fears: Some fears appear for no particular reason and we can begin to obsess about them. Drowning may be a symbol for you or perhaps you saw or read something that put this in your thoughts. Since drowning is unusual and can only happen if you go in water, you can overcome your fears by choosing to not be afraid. ...Read more

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What causes you to die when you drown?

What causes you to die when you drown?

Drowning...: During drowning, the airways are filled with fluid so air exchange cannot happen. So, carbon dioxide cannot be removed and oxygen cannot get into the lungs. Therefore, oxygen cannot circulate to the rest of the body including the brain, the heart, the kidneys, etc. If the body is deprived of oxygen long enough, death can occur. ...Read more

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How long does it take someone to drown?

Not long: It depends on the circumstances, but drowning can occur within a minute if resuscitation isn't performed immediately. ...Read more

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If you almost drown do you pass out totally?

Usually : Near drowning almost always results ina total loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it hurts to die drowning?

It must: When we see people struggle in the water near drowning, the way they even try to hug and kick and hang on to a rescuer, you realize they must be in so much discomfort. So don't think about it please. ...Read more

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Is it possible to revive someone after drowning?

Is it possible to revive someone after drowning?

Yes: Depending on how cold the water was, how long they were under, and their predrowning health, it is possible. ...Read more