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Can a child drown after accidentally swallowing a large amount of water in the bathtub?
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Swallowing water
Hello. After swallowing a large amount of bath water, it is unlikely that drowning will occur. Unless the child aspirates or vomits this water up while sleeping, he/she should be fine.
Remember that small children and toddlers could drown in an inch of water so please don't allow your child to be in the tub unattended. Accidents can happen in a split second so prevention is always the best policy.

In brief: Swallowing water
Hello. After swallowing a large amount of bath water, it is unlikely that drowning will occur. Unless the child aspirates or vomits this water up while sleeping, he/she should be fine.
Remember that small children and toddlers could drown in an inch of water so please don't allow your child to be in the tub unattended. Accidents can happen in a split second so prevention is always the best policy.
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Certainly!
Drowning accident in the bathtub involving unattended young children is not too uncommon.

In brief: Certainly!
Drowning accident in the bathtub involving unattended young children is not too uncommon.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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