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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 where too much water has been ingested and is causing the salt levels in your body to be too diluted. It is very rare for this condition to happen (you have to drink a LOT of water!), ...Read more


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How can I treat a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head? It's been going on for a week.

How can I treat a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head? It's been going on for a week.

Water intoxication?: Hi. Why, pray tell, are you water intoxicated? And who says you are? Something is funny (not ha ha) here. I suggest you see your doctor. If water intoxication is a self diagnosis, may I suggest you resist the temptation to self diagnose. ...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 a massive headache from water intoxication at the back of my head and its continual for days is that normal ?

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

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Sorry for repeating my question iam afraid can water intoxication causes any other hurts to head or brain causes massive headaches despite CT normal ?

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

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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 ?

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

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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.

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.

Neurologist: A normal ct scan of the brain is reassuring, but persistent headaches should be reevaluated by a neurologist who will determine if the headache is due to muscle contraction and/or stress, neck problems or of vascular origin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to suffer from water intoxication drinking about 3 to 4 liters after a heavy meal?

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 more

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How can pitocin or the drip induction oxytocin cause a subarachnoid hemmorhage? And how can it cause water intoxication?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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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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