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Is drinking a lot more water good for my bad sunburn?

Is drinking a lot more water good for my bad sunburn?

Not particularly.: Drinking a lot of water will make you pee more. If your sunburn is oozing, you do need to replace that water loss, but not much is needed to do that. Treat your sunburn from the outside, with cool wet dressings and an antiseptic ointment like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or bionect. And next time, apply a good sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) when you go outside. ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


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Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Sun burn: Human skin can be burned by exposure to heat. There are 3 kinds of burns: first degree, where the skin is red. Second degree, where there are blisters, and third degree, where there is damage to flesh. A sun burn is a 1st degree burn, and while drinking water is good, it will not help your sun burn. Use cool compresses, and a moisturizer and a Hydrocortisone cream, and avoid further heat. ...Read more

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Should I go to the emergency room for increasingly swollen lips from a sunburn on sunday? I've been drinking lots of water, iced, used cucumbers, and took about 3 doses of Benadryl yesterday. They have become increasingly more swollen since yesterday morn

Should I go to the emergency room for increasingly swollen lips from a sunburn on sunday? I've been drinking lots of water, iced, used cucumbers, and took about 3 doses of Benadryl yesterday. They have become increasingly more swollen since yesterday morn

Sun poisoning: This is the non medical term for overexposure to many damaging rays. This is an inflammatory reaction by your tissues, and benedryl will not help. Ice was a good idea, but your dr. May deceide to place you on a steroid to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of water help sun burn?

Does drinking lots of water help sun burn?

Thanks for asking!: Drinking water is very good for the body and what happens with a sun burn is it helps to hydrate the skin and allow the tissue to become more plumb. I would also apply topically some products that are hydrophilic or water loving that will help to soothe the skin. Of course, use spf every day to avoid this problem. ...Read more

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I got sunburn and I have at least 30 tiny water blisters down my upper arm. They hurt really badly and I wondered. How can I get rid of them?

I got sunburn and I have at least 30 tiny water blisters down my upper arm. They hurt really badly and I wondered. How can I get rid of them?

Blisters sunburn: You likely have a first degree borderline second degree burn. Blisters will resolve overtime. Solarcaine is a topical anesthetic that would help you. Keep this area protected from the sun ...Read more

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Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Dehydration : You are dehydrated,and you might be having the beginning of the heat stroke.you need garerade and salt water and a lot of smart water. Try when you are outdoor to avoid all alcoholic drink and minimize sodas it will increase the chance of dehydration and the chance of heat stroke ...Read more

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After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?

After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?

See your doctor: If you have fatty liver, i strongly suspect you are drinking more than a "few, " — or that term means something else to you than it does to me. If you have a fatty liver, you should not be drinking any alcohol at all. Whether the fatty liver is from obesity or drinking alcohol, more alcohol will only make it worse, and can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. See your dr. ...Read more

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I went down my slide with water but after I got sunburn and I have black dots in my butt what should I do!

I went down my slide with water but after I got sunburn and I have black dots in my butt what should I do!

See doctor: The black spots/dots in your buttocks may be due to sunburn or healing spots after trauma. If it is not paining,not like bump then wait and watch,the dots may fade away otherwise consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I just found my 17 year old daughter soaking in a bathtub water with Clorox. She wants to remove sunburns. Is it safe?

I just found my 17 year old daughter soaking in a bathtub water with Clorox. She wants to remove sunburns. Is it safe?

Safe but silly: The diluted bleach will not lighten her tan. There are skin bleaches but they have to be used very judiciously or else you get splotchy results. Her suntan will naturally lighten during the winter months when sun exposure is lower. And if she doesn't want to be so tanned in the future she should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. ...Read more

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I believe that I got water blisters from my sunburn on my chest will it scar and how do I take care of it?

I believe that I got water blisters from my sunburn on my chest will it scar and how do I take care of it?

Blisters: In general, I would normally tell a patient that mild sunburns cause little scarring and that aloe vera lotion halps the healing ...Read more

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How do I know if my eyes are sunburned? My eyes are red and dry and hurting, but I spent the day swimming at the beach could it be the salt water?

How do I know if my eyes are sunburned? My eyes are red and dry and hurting, but I spent the day swimming at the beach could it be the salt water?

Eyes: Yes it could be salt water (stay out of it for now) but you should also see an eye specialist. Have your primary doctor refer you. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got sunburn on his back starting to blister what should he do nothing helps not aloe vera stuff with lidocaine or cold water?

My boyfriend got sunburn on his back starting to blister what should he do nothing helps not aloe vera stuff with lidocaine or cold water?

Sunburn : Sounds like he got a second degree burn. You are doing all the right stuff but burns just take time to heal. You could have him take Vit C 1000 mg 4-6 times throughout H&R day as that helps burns to heal, also if you know anyone who does Reiki energy treatment that could be of benefit. This seems to work better the earlier in the treatment but really helps to cool it down and help with the pain ...Read more

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Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Need to be evaluated: Hand and feet swelling with sunburn symptoms and symptoms of UTI need to be carefully evaluated by a doctor. These could be early indications of auto immune disorders. Your symptoms should be taken into account with further detailed history and exam. ...Read more

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Is eating ice a good or bad thing? I am constantly crave ice. Instead of drinking 8 cups of water, I am eating 8cups or more of crushed ice dailly.

Is eating ice a good or bad thing? I am constantly crave ice. Instead of drinking 8 cups of water, I am eating 8cups or more of crushed ice dailly.

No: Medical problem but u may get numbness of gums try switching to water 8 cups of ice is not equal to 8 cups of water because ice expands so u may be dehydrated after exercise. ...Read more

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Is drinking cold water good or bad for you?

Is drinking cold water good or bad for you?

Water: Drinking cold water can be quite refreshing. Drinking room temperature water is recommended in Traditional Chinese Medicine to maintain balance. ...Read more

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I have been drinking a lot of traditional chinese hot tea is that good even though I am drinking tea more than water?

I have been drinking a lot of traditional chinese hot tea is that good even though I am drinking tea more than water?

Moderation: Everything in moderation; tea has caffeine, so excessive tea drinking could lead to side effects of excess caffeine — jitteriness, insomnia, irritability. As with anything else, excess can cause toxicities to the organs that filter it, such as liver or kidneys. ...Read more

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I sometimes drink 2 gallons of water and I feel good. I exercise a lot and have physically demanding jobs. Is this ok?

I sometimes drink 2 gallons of water and I feel good. I exercise a lot and have physically demanding jobs.  Is this ok?

That's a lot of h20-: -but it depends on heat you work in, how demanding it is, and how much you sweat. It could Be ok but if you sweat you also loose electrolytes, so an energy drink such as Gatorade which will replace electrolytes. A quart of this over a day, decrease h2o by the same. ...Read more

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How many litres of water we should take daily ideally? Is drinking water just before going to bed at night is good/bad for health?

How many litres of water we should take daily ideally? Is drinking water just before going to bed at night is good/bad for health?

WATER INTAKE: It's not what goes in that's most important, it's what volume of urine you make. A non-stone forming person with normal heart should make 1-1.5 liters of urine per 24 hr. If you're a stone former this # is 2-2.5l/24 hrs. To prevent stone formation. Hot days will take more and inactive days will take less. When you drink it only determines when it will come out. ...Read more

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How bad for your health are sodas? And what's a healthy or at least sort of okay replacement for soda? I already drink lots of water.

How bad for your health are sodas? And what's a healthy or at least sort of okay replacement for soda? I already drink lots of water.

None: There is no soda on the market that is healthy. None of them have any nutritional value — they are either sugar water or water with chemicals acting as artificial sweeteners. They also contain salt and acids which in high quantities and years of consumption can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and teeth ; bone erosion. The best replacement is water followed by limited amts of juice. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is only drinking water good or bad?

Please help docs! Is only drinking water good or bad?

Water: Water is good for the body to keep you hydrated and maintain balance from water losses. Purely drinking water is fine as long as you have a balanced diet eating recommended amounts of carbohydrates, protein, dairy, and fats. Water alone will not provide all nutrients needed. ...Read more

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How bad for the body is it drink a lot of water?

How bad for the body is it drink a lot of water?

Perhaps: The answer is enough. Most people do not have problem drinking a little more water than needed but in extreme cases (if you are drinking gallons of water daily) water intoxication can occur since extreme load of water can unbalance your body's electrolytes (sodium, potassium.) . In general, the body can sense your water need. As in nearly almost anything in life, moderation is the best answer. ...Read more

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What are the good effects of drinking lots of water?

What are the good effects of drinking lots of water?

Lots!: Water removes the toxins from our body and keeps us healthy and fresh, keeps skin healthy, prevents lots of diseases and lots more! ...Read more

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Is it good to drink a lot of water? Some people tell me its not good

Is it good to drink a lot of water? Some people tell me its not good

Your preference: There's little science here. Drink as much as you need to not be thirsty, and a few more glasses -- helps get rid of the salt that our diet is often loaded with. Extreme water drinking can render a person electrolyte depleted but this is difficult. If you have unexplained thirst, best get appropriate labs drawn. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's anything bad about drinking a lot of water throughout the night?

Help! Need to know if there's anything bad about drinking a lot of water throughout the night?

Yes.: People usually sleep throughout the night. If you are 'too thirsty' and waking up at night to urinate and have a lot of thirst, it might suggest that your sugar levels are elevated and diabetes needs to be checked, If you have family with diabetes and overweight you are at higher risk. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Drink little water during the day but at night I drink about 2 litres while chilling out. Is this good or bad?

Drink little water during the day but at night I drink about 2 litres while chilling out. Is this good or bad?

Water: I believe on a usual day we need 1 liter of water per day and on very hot days we need 2 to3 liters per day, drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication which can cause confusion, seizures, coma and death due to low sodium etc
at night drinking so much water can keep you up, especially if you are gulping down huge quantities of water. ...Read more

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Why is drinking water before/after/in themiddle of any meal good/bad?

Why is drinking water before/after/in themiddle of any meal good/bad?

NEED RULES?: Drinking water before/after/with dinner sort of like peas or carrots or potatoes with dinner.
If it's part of dinner and you're eating in moderation, why not. No particular reason to do or not to do. Neither good nor bad. Just part of dinner. Or not. ...Read more

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What happens if someone drink water at once after having hot tea is it good or bad?

What happens if someone drink water at once after having hot tea is it good or bad?

No Problem: This should not be a problem. You may experience the temperature change via your teeth if the water is very cold for a few seconds. If your teeth are in good condition and you get them checked regularly it should not be a problem. ...Read more