What is Dry Drowning?

Treatment for dry drowning

What to do if you start to notice the symptoms of dry drowning or if your child starts to have breathing problems after getting out of the water. The first thing to do is get medical help as soon as possible and call for emergency medical assistance. Even if it is true that the case of dry drowning is rare and the symptoms may go away on their own, it is not safe to gamble with the possibility, ensure to get a medical checkup immediately.

While you await medical assistance, you are to try to keep yourself calm for the duration of the laryngospasm. That is sincerely the best you can do at that moment; keeping calm and acting cool can help relax the windpipe muscle a little faster. Immediately the emergency help arrives, they treat the patient at the scene first and foremost. In the case the person has passed out due to lack of oxygen, they immediately administer resuscitation. They treat the person at the scene because time may not necessarily be on their side. The longer the person stays unstable, the more complicated the situation would be.

Immediately the goal of stabilizing the person is achieved, they will be taken to the hospital for more treatment and observation. The doctor is to treat you further to ensure that your regular breathing resumes and rule out the possibility of other conditions, such as bacterial pneumonia or secondary drowning. It may also be necessary for your doctor to evaluate or conduct a chest X-ray. This is to rule out the possibility of residual water in the lungs.

Your child might have to stay in the hospital for some days or weeks to be closely monitored and be given supportive care by your medical doctor. They might also need to use the breathing tube for a while in the case of the child experiencing severe trouble breathing.