I never knew anyone could drown after they are already out of the water, but apparently it does happen as the article above shows… The fact that a significant number of the victims were children who died after just taking a bath, was more than just a bit scary. It is, however, preventable. Symptoms to watch out for in cases of dry drowning are as follows:
- difficulty breathing
- extreme tiredness, and
- changes in behavior
All of these are due to the brain not getting enough oxygen because of the presence of water in the lungs. So, if your child shows any of these symptoms and has recently been swimming (or just taken a bath), you should take him/her to the nearest emergency ward to get checked. It could save his/her life.