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Can a case of severe allergic skin reaction be related to water intoxication?

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 more

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Water Intoxication (Definition)

Water intoxication is a condition that occurs when someone drinks an excessive amount of water to the point of diluting the normal salt content of the blood. This can potentially cause swelling of the brain, and problems with the electrical ...Read more


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How can a college kid die from water intoxication>?

How can a college kid die from water intoxication>?

Low sodium: Drinking excess water causes low sodium which has avariety of side effects including cardiac dysrhythymias. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if hyponatremia is water intoxication?

Does anyone know if hyponatremia is water intoxication?

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 more

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How much water can an 8 month old drink safely/daily without worrying about water intoxication?

How much water can an 8 month old drink safely/daily without worrying about water intoxication?

Less than 4 ounces.: I would not recommend no more than 2-4 oz of water per day for an infant that age. You would not need to worry about intoxication with volumes that small. ...Read more

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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?

Worry.: I'd worry about 2 things. First, he abuses drugs- very unhealthy and leads to an early death. Second, if he is exhibiting signs of water intoxication, i would get him to the emergency room right now! ...Read more

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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 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?

Fluids: There is nothing wrong with drinking fluids. With normal kidney function you should be fine. drinking just before sleep may not be a good idea as you will have a very full bladder and may have to get up in the middle of the night ...Read more

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I have a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head and its continual for days is that normal ?

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

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What to do if I have dry mouth though. When do I need to be worried about water intoxication?

What to do if I have dry mouth though. When do I need to be worried about water intoxication?

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 more

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Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

No it will not: As long as your kidneys are functioning normally, it is not going to cause water intoxication in adults. ...Read more

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