You know when you child drinks from a cup and takes a little too much and chokes a little but ends up to be fine? Well I heard threw the grape vine that that could possibly kill them? This scares me to death please get the facts straight for me! Thanks ladies.(15months old)Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Answer by vabchmommy at 1:46 AM on Apr. 5, 2009
Yes, a child, or anyone. for that matter, can die from what is called secondary, or dry, drowning. However, it is going to take a lot more fluid than some water going down the wrong way when they drink.
How this occurs is if they almost drown and there is still fluid in their lungs, or if they inhale too much water over a prolonged time swimming, taking a bath, etc, and they get a decent amount of water in their lungs that way.
However, like the pp said, there are signs. If this is something you're concerned about, you can do a search for dry or secondary drowning and there are lists of warning signs.
But overall, unless it's an excessive amount, as opposed to they were drinking and it went down the wrong way, then you probably don't have anything to worry about. This is something almost every one of us does at some point or another, especially when we're little.
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