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Dry Drowning

What are the symptoms and how common is it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

Answers (7)
  • Never heard of it.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 2:33 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • WHAT?
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 2:33 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • If your child inhaled water in a pool then they can be a risk for dry drowning. They would have raspy breathing and be very fatigued from not getting enough oxygen.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 2:38 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • http://www.ehow.com/how_2320386_spot-signs-symptoms-dry-drowning.html
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 2:39 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I never heard of it either so i googled it.. here is an article i found
    http://www.babiestoday.com/articles/babyproofing-and-safety/dry-drowning-6113/
    BobbieJo286

    Answer by BobbieJo286 at 2:42 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • its not very common, but it does happen. you should always be alert to your kids when they're in the water, and watch for the signs (as in the link) even after they're out. sometimes it happens later.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:56 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I know it can happen hours later and the signs are sometimes very subtle and it can just appear that the child is sleepy
    newmomma14

    Answer by newmomma14 at 1:00 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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