Local doctor explains secondary drowning

Recent blog posts and articles have circulated warning parents about a condition that many people are unfamiliar with called secondary drowning or dry drowning. Those terms refer to a condition that can occur within 48 hours of a significant water related injury in which a victim has fluid in their lungs.

While serious, the condition is not common. And the names now associated with the condition are misnomers according to Dr. Paul Berger M.D., pediatrician at Whilte-Wilson Medical Center in Navarre. Berger has more than 25 years of experience as a board certified pediatrician.

Read more in the June 12 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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