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My 2 year old fell in the pool about 30 hrs ago. Under for

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My 2 year old fell in the pool about 30 hrs ago. Under for about 20-39 seconds has been fine but just had severe diarrhea. Otherwise normal. Should I take him to er
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

I am sorry for his symptom.

In case of severe diarrhea, it is safer to get examined in ER.

This will prevent complications, dehydration.

Early start of treatment is necessary.

Meanwhile, please keep him hydrated.

Give pedialyte.

Urine output needs to be watched.

If it decreases, it would suggest dehydration.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.

Wish him healthy life.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry but I'm concerned about something called dry drowning
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Dry drowning is serious when it causes symptoms in the lungs like shortness of breath.

His symptoms do not sound like dry drowning.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm concerned about secondary or dry drowning. His stool smelled of chlorinated water
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Secondary drowning can also cause respiratory difficulty.

But he is not having any such symptom.

Secondary drowning usually occurs within 24 hours.

The smell can be from an infection.