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An_256902 posted:
I swallowed some fluid down the wrong pipe, now I'm concerned with dry drowning or delayed drowning? Is this possible?
atti_editor responded:

Here is some information on dry drowning from a feature that we had a few years ago: "There are some signs that a person may have a dry-drowning episode. They include persistent coughing , shortness of breath, or pain in chest. All of those things are signals that something could be wrong. If someone comes out of the water and coughs for a minute, then calms down -- that is much different than if the child keeps coughing or complaining of pain." While it is unlikely the episode you describe would lead to dry drowning, it is important that you seek medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms in the 24 hours following the incident.

Best wishes,

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