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Beware of dry drowning

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It's called dry drowning and it's a major summertime health concern.
 
Dry drowning can happen within 24 hours of any near-drowning event, in the pool or bathtub.
 
If your child breathes in too much water, watch out for these symptoms. 

They may experience shortness of breath, change in color tone (where the skin looks sweaty or pale) or a change of mental status. This can include confusion or being lethargic.
 
Doctors with LSU said if you're child is showing any of these symptoms do not try to treat them at home. The emergency room is your best option to keep them safe and sound. 

 

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