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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
How can I treat a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head? It's been going on for a week.
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
What to do if I have a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head and its continual for days is that normal ?
Very common: Were you treated for water intoxication? Have you continued to ingest excessive amounts of water, and do you have a kidney function problem? Headache is a common symptom, and can persist for many days. You should get in touch with whoever treated you for this. If you were not treated, you need to see your doctor to get a medical checkup, including electrolyte panel. I would use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin ...Read more
Sorry for repeating my question iam afraid can water intoxication causes any other hurts to head or brain causes massive headaches despite CT normal ?
Yes it can: If low sodium is treated too rapidly, it can cause a condition called central pontine myelinolysis. If your headache is persisting, you should see a neurologist. A ct scan, particularly if it were done early in the course of your treatment, might not show any changes, and an MRI might be needed. I strongly urge you to get an immediate appt with a neurologist or go to er for more urgent consult. ...Read more
I have a massive continual headach at the back of my head for 6 days till now from water intoxication and my CT scan and sodium level is good. Why ?
I have a massive headache in the back of my head for 6 days from water intoxication despite the CT scan and sodium level are good . What i shall do .
Why I have a continual massive headache in the back of my head after i had water intoxication i made a CT brain scan and sodium they are normal ?
See neurologists if: Headaches persist. You do not give the cause of the water intoxication, and how severe it was. It may take a long time before your sodium levels are back to normal, and headache may persist for some time. If it has been a week or more since the correction of your electrolytes and you still have headache, talk to your pcp or ask to see a neurologist. ...Read more
Help me I have a continual massive headache in the back of my head after i had water intoxication i made a CT brain scan and sodium they are normal.
Is it possible to suffer from water intoxication drinking about 3 to 4 liters after a heavy meal?
No: Usually seen in psychiatric disorders, water intoxication occurs causing a low sodium level , with generally 15 to 20 liters intake. The kidney can dilute the urine and get rid of water quite well unless it is overwhelmed with that amount. The sudden lowering of sodium can cause serious neurological problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can pitocin or the drip induction oxytocin cause a subarachnoid hemmorhage? And how can it cause water intoxication?
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin has an anti diuretic effect and one of its side effects is water intoxication. Pitocin is just synthetic oxytocin, which is secreted by the posterior pituitary. Subarachnoid hemorrhage can have multiple causes, unsure if pitocin associated with that. An MFM specialist might have a better explanation for that. ...Read more
I have to run to the bathroom every 15 min .. I have been drinking a lot of water lately. Im just nervous that it's a sign of water intoxication.
Stomach flu: The stomach flu is caused by a virus that attacks your gastrointestinal system. There is no cure for the stomach flu. The remedies are: good rest, plenty of fluids intake, plain food like crackers, cereal, toast and rice. Take NSAID over the counter and tincture of time. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the amount of water inned to drink daily, because i drink liters of water daily and now i heared about water intoxication , what is it and how should i control my water consumption?
WHY?: Why drink so much water? Water intoxication is real but rare. There is a silly urban legend about 8 glasses of water a day. Never made sense. Ignore it. Drink "liters"??? If this is OCD look for cognitive behavior therapy from a psychologist. If you have urinary stones, consult a nephrologist. ...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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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?
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