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Can A Case Of Severe Allergic Skin Reaction Be Related To Water Intoxication
Probably not: Allergic reaction r usually mediated by an antibody called ige in the body. Ige has to bind usually large molecules, such as proteins to cause an allergic reaction. Water molecule is very small. It will not be recognized by human ige. So no one will be truly "allergic" to water. In the rare cases of aquatic urticaria, contact of skin to water can trigger hives, but not a true allergic process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low sodium: Drinking excess water causes low sodium which has avariety of side effects including cardiac dysrhythymias. ...Read more
Yes: Respectfully, this is a spectrum of the same problem. When some is losing sodium through sweat and replacing losses with water (not salts + water), the salt to water ratio drops. This is called hyponatremia. When hyponatremia develops quickly, the brain cells swell and this alters cognition and can cause a seizure. The spectrum from nausea to seizure can be considered water intoxication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend drank a lot of water today to pass a drug test, and now he is experiencing symptoms of water intoxication. How worried should I be?
I am really scared of water intoxication. I drink 2 litres of squash (about 4/5 water) the hour before sleep. I am worried I will die from overhydrate?
I have a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head and its continual for days is that normal ?
Get thee to an MD: If you are suffering from water intoxication then, you should be seen by a doctor quickly otherwise, you may have more serious complications than just a headache. Water intoxication would imply that your sodium concentration is so abnormally low you'd be at risk for serious medical issues. Headaches for days are not normal as well but your other comment is more pressing to me to clear up now. ...Read more
See your doctor: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. Hyponatremia (low sodium) can lead to water intoxication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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