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Who is familiar with this phenomenon?  There seems to be a lot of press regarding this, but, when I questioned the kids swimming coach, she said it has been around for a very long time.  It appeared to be inhalation pneumonia, but, she described it differently.  If it has been around for a very long time, why is it just being advanced as a concern now?

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Re: Dry Drowning and questions

You can Google the info.

 

The first time I heard about dry drowning was on a tv series-The Affair.  A child died from "dry drowning."

 

I have not heard about it since.  Which news outlets are you hearing about it??????

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Re: Dry Drowning and questions

Goggle it or check WebMD.  You can get correct information there.

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Re: Dry Drowning and questions

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This 'dry drowning' was showing up on the MSN home page on my work computer under the Family section.  Or maybe it was under Health & Fitness.  I think it was yesterday and the day before that I saw it.  Never heard of it unitl this week.



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I had never heard of this either until the other day it was on the news.  A young boy, 4 or 5, died from it.  His father said he was fine and then all of a sudden, he couldn't breath.  Scary stuff.

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Re: Dry Drowning and questions

Well, it's been around ever since humans developed lungs.  It's not a new thing medically.  It's something the press latched onto and started reporting.  Social media is probably the reason.  We are living in time when people document every single facet of their lives, in detail across all the social media sites.  In the past, that didn't happen.  Only a person's family and close friends knew about it.  And it isn't common, it is a rare thing.

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Re: Dry Drowning and questions

I have been aware of it since the 1970's.  A child in my area died from it.

 

 

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I am 61, and have been aware of dry drowning since my early teens.   

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Thanks, I have looked it up.  I hear varying reports on the urgency. Social media has made it more exposed.

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I had never heard of dry drowning until the story about the four year old boy who died from it.  Growing up we had a summer home on Long Island and spent many summers there at the beach every day.  I am sure we swallowed quite a bit of the Long Island Sound while swimming in it, however, water in the sound is calm, no waves, no chance of being knocked over and swallowing a lot of water at one time.

 

One thing that troubled me about the recent drowning was the father saying for several days or weeks the boy was throwing up, had diarrhea and just not feeling good.    I believe he said the boy complained about his back or some part of his body hurting.  I talked about this with my doctor whom I saw after the story broke and he and I wondered why the parents didn't think of taking him to the Emergency to be looked at.  Wouldn't that have rung some bells that there was something wrong and perhaps it should be checked out?  Don't take me wrong, I'm not faulting the parents, just wondering if they had taken him in if it could have saved his life.  I know people hesitate to go to the emergency whenever a child doesn't feel well but if the child is seldom sick and suddenly has symptoms of something, why not have it checked?

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