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Downplaying ‘Dry Drowning’ – NBC29 WVIR 

Posted by | June 21, 2017 | Uncategorized

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -Pediatricians in central Virginia say they’ve been getting calls from parents worried about “dry drowning”.Dry drowning is when a child dies hours or days after swimming because of trapped water in the lungs.While drowning is extremely common in the U.S., with about 13,000 medical drownings per year, but doctors say that “dry drowning” doesn’t actually exist.Instead, there are different categories of drowning, with some being more common than others.Regardless of whether you die, medical drowning is where you have symptoms of breathing impairment caused by immersion or submersion in liquid.In the two categories of drowning- fatal and nonfatal – nonfatal drowning is actually five times more common.It only takes about an ounce of liquid in the lungs of the average 3-year-old child to cause drowning.  READ MORE….

Source: Downplaying ‘Dry Drowning’ – NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

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