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Worst Drowning Symptom
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
Would you know if you were dry drowning or secondary drowning after having a swim? No coughing, breathing difficulties, pain or symptoms present
Both my kids went swimming yesterday and both coughed a little on water. It's been 19 hours no symptoms should I still worry of secondary drowning?
Inhaled/swallowed some pool water on accident today while swimming. Not much, burned sinuses. 16 y/o boy 10 hrs later no symptoms. Secondary drowning?
No, just as U said-: - inhaled chlorinated water. No symptoms later means all is fine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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