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Warning signs of pulmonary edema in a child swallowing water

Тревожные признаки отека легких у ребенка, наглотавшегося водыBeach season for kids is about to open, so parents need to be ready for anything.

Bathing and swimming is a wonderful way to improve the health of the child. But with regard to open reservoirs, it is important to be aware of the possible dangers. Secondary drowning – a phenomenon about which little is said, but about it should know all the moms and dads, writes the Chronicle.Info with reference on Your baby.

Unfortunately, the statistics of accidents at water bodies is not completely happy. The number of children affected each season is very high. And all because we do not always fulfill the rules of behavior on the water. After all, on the beach, under the warm rays of the sun, General feeling of relaxation we, parents, often lose vigilance. So before we talk about secondary drowning, recall the rules of safe behavior on the water.

Child safety on the waters

Never leave children unattended, even if shallow and close to the rescuers.

Teach children to swim from an early age.

Learn to call for help at the slightest discomfort.

Never drink alcohol on the beach, don’t forget about the various risks and summer diseases.

A child who swims badly need a quality vests.

Do not allow to swim for a long time: children due to fatigue can lose the knack. Even those who swim well.

And again: always stay close!

Secondary drowning

This phenomenon, which can cause instant death of the child. The trouble is that few parents know about this potential danger and warning signs of this phenomenon.

Secondary drowning develops after the primary. That is, it is preceded by a situation where a child was drowning and swallowed water.

It is especially dangerous if it came to that baby pumped out, “squeezing” water out of the lungs. In such cases, some water may remain in the respiratory system and after a while cause pulmonary edema.

The trouble is that, as a rule, the child by that time seems quite healthy and his condition was not serious. Parents and sighed: the kid is saved, all behind.

According to the statistics secondary drowning often occurs at night when the baby goes to bed… unfortunately, not waking up.

The water that remained in the lungs, irritate the tissue, causing, as mentioned, swelling, until the complete overlap of oxygen.

Especially dangerous in this sense pool water containing chemicals, which has detrimental effect on mucous membranes and tissues of respiratory tract.

It should be remembered that plus can develop and allergic reaction to certain components of the water, as it will accelerate swelling and drowning.

The signs of secondary drowning

If the child has an incident on the water, drowning, stay under water some time to stop breathing then it must be doobsledovanie, even if “everything is okay”:

The beginning of the edema is manifested by sleepiness of the child.

Progressive lethargy and weakness.

May turn blue nosogubnyj a triangle, and manifest other signs of hypoxia: slightly bluish fingernails, frequent yawning, shortness of breath.

All this requires immediate resuscitation procedures in the hospital. Do not think that after experiencing is a normal reaction. Better safe than sorry.

Watch out for the kids and let no trouble on vacation happens!

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