A day at the beach is something many people look forward to about summer. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family for a few hours or several days. But, like many things, there can be a “down” side to spending time at the beach if you end up with a sunburn, jellyfish sting, water-born illness, or some other not-so-fun souvenir of your time. Being safe can prevent injuries and drowning.
A story relating to “dry drowning” has permeated social media in recent weeks, for good reason. The story seems to be out of a parent’s worst nightmare. A child who swam a few days earlier dies suddenly with water in his lungs and some physicians refer to the incident as “dry drowning”. Many of the stories and articles continually shared about the incident contain misinformation. Integrity Urgent Care is here to help you separate fact from fiction. Medically, there is no such thing as dry drowning.