Dry drowning

In dry drowning, water does not enter the lungs. Due to rapid entry of water into the nasopharynx and larynx, the larynx undergoes immediate sustained spasm, which is the cause of death. There may be production of mucus plugs and froth. It occurs mainly in childer and adults under the influence of alcohol or sedative hypnotics.

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