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Signs and Symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning

Signs and Symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning

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Before knowing about Signs and Symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning we have to discuss about "Dry Drowning" and "Secondary Drowning".

Signs and Symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning

What is Dry drowning

Dry drowning happens when the water irritates larynx and the person has feel some severe inflammatory reaction to it. The reason of reaction is vocal chords to spasm and that causes them to close. 

Than the person will be in trouble and cannot passes air into his lungs. Laryngospasm cause something that called "neurogenic pulmonary edema" which will causes increase pressure in lungs as well as the heart, also it will reducing the ability of body to get oxygen. Laryngospasm can be activated by something as basic as beads of water hitting the larynx. Fast submersion, for example, when you go down a water slide or hop from a high plunge, can likewise cause the response.

What is Secondary Drowning

Secondary drowning will happen when the water gets in to lungs. i know its small amount of water, but it will fills air sacs of lungs, causing pulmonary edema, or the fluid in lungs. With the water in air sacs, there is no space for air, person will begins to drown.

What are the Symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning

The symptoms of secondary drowning or dry drowning are very similar and can be observe between 1-24 hour after the incident. Usually its observe soon rather than later.

The Symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning

  • Trouble breathing
  • Gasping
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Feeling extremely tired
  • Changes in behavior
  • Lips or skin turning blue
  • A high-pitched breathing sound called stridor

Anyone who pulled from water is sputtering and has foam around their mouth needs the emergency care immediately. If person who has been suffering from this and in to the water shows any of these symptoms, call immediately 911 or and emergency number in your country get him to hospital as soon as possible.

How do I prevent Dry or Secondary Drowning ?

To prevent from Dry or Secondary Drowning Here are a few tips:

1: Watch children when they are around the water. Kids take take in enough water to cause drowning.
2: Make sure your children know swimming and watch weak swimmers do not go out beyond his abilities.
:Do not let go to children into the water when they too tired.
4: Teach your kids to keep mouths closed when go to under water.
5: Remember symptoms of Dry or Secondary Drowning, If you see anything in your kid take him to hospital.

Dry and secondary drownings are very rare now. They account for between 1 and 2% of all drownings in the USA.

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