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Information on Dry Drowning

I know your family is in the water as much as mine will be this summer.  Please be safe with your children around the water!
"Dry drowning" a VERY rare (1% of all downing incidents) condition that has received a lot of press in the news media.  It refers to vocal cord spasm that occurs at the time of water inhalation and secondary drowning symptoms which can occur 1 to 48 hours later.  These consist of progressive severe symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, severe chest pain and extreme sleepiness and require emergent medical attention.
More importantly, constant vigilant supervision is the key to prevention of drowning event! As always, please do not hesitate to call our office with questions or concerns that may arise. Happy summer!
Posted: 6/19/2017 7:14:15 PM by Stapleton Peds | with 0 comments

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