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There is lots of controversy surrounding “dry drownings”. This is a very interesting article to clear up a few misunderstandings about “dry drownings”. I think this is an important point made in the article below:
If your child coughs, sputters, turns blue, etc., after swimming, watch them for 10-60 minutes. If they have any trouble breathing, continued coughing, or any signs of distress like falling unconscious or seeming really tired or confused -- basically if there is anything that really scares you -- call 082 911 or 084 124Mell says. “But if the symptoms clear completely, they are at no risk of having a drowning injury.” Secondary infections, while extremely rare, are still possible. So watch for fever and other symptoms. “If your child inhales … water, watch them for 2 to 3 days to see if the child is having labored breathing, worsening cough, or fever. If that happens, make sure they are seen by a doctor because they could develop pneumonia if they [inhaled] some fluid into the lungs,” Shenoi says.
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