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Dallas, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:

Why is it no matter how much water i drink i stay dehydrated?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check for sugar: I would first check you for diabetes. There are are pituitary problems also.

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Los Angeles, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

How much water should I drink everyday if I am dehydrated and have a virus?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Generally speaking : 8 - 10 glasses a day. While it is true that not everyone needs 8 glasses a day, most people do. You need more water when you are dehydrated and when you are sick. If you are quite dehydrated, then you probably need even more. In that case, you should drink fluids with some electrolytes and even a little sugar - that will help the water get into your cells where it is needed.

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