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Hewitt, TX
A 41-year-old female asked about a female:

Is it normal for 2 y.o. drinking excess amount of water? she has been running a fever, but she's been drinking more water than normal.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Thirst: Fever can increase the thirst response. Monitor your child closely if controlling the fever does not decrease the thirst, the child should be evaluated, especially if there is diarrhea.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Drinking: Fever will increase your need for fluid. Other illnesses can be responsible also, particularly any type of diabetes. Have her blood sugar and her urine checked and the cause for her fever. All the best.

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