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Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?
Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...Read more
Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more
Water filters: Such water filters improve taste while also removing harmful substances from tap such as infectious organisms. When it comes to safety the FDA issues a minimum requirement, however, there are plenty of chemicals still found in our waters supply. Look in depth at the different filtration systems available and what will filter your most pressing concerns. ...Read more
yes: 2 gallons or 7 liters is excessive water intake in most cases. If you do not have kidney stones then this much water intake is not recommended. You can develop water toxicity, electrolyte problems, increased blood pressure etc. 2-3 l /day is adequate water intake for most individuals. ...Read more
Can you get pinworms from bathing in well water? Our house uses well water. We drink bottled water but the ice is from well water.
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Clarify: Hot water can burn. In the house with small children it is recommended to have the thermostat on the hot water heater decreased to 120 degrees to prevent burns. This prevents burns. Don't jut get in a tub of hot water if you haven't tested to see how hot it is. Basically common sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although proper hydration is important for your overall health, it's not clear whether drinking extra water affects skin hydration in healthy people: Skin is made up of three layers — the outer layer (epidermis), the underlying skin (dermis) and the subcutaneous tissue. If the outermost layer of the epidermis doesn't contain enough water, skin will lose elasticity and feel rough. Despite this connection, however, there's a lack of research showing that drinking extra water has any impact on skin hydration or appearance. If you're looking to maintain hydrated skin, there are steps you can take: Avoid exposure to dry air. , Avoid prolonged contact with hot or chlorinated water. , Use a gentle cleanser instead of soap. , Avoid using skin care products that contain alcohol. , Moisturize immediately after a bath, shower or washing your hands and regularly throughout the day. , Use a humidifier. , Wear a scarf and gloves when going out in cold weather. . If you're concerned about dry skin, contact your health care provider or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes!: Water is water -- warm or room temperature or cold -- stay hydrated! ...Read more
Tap water and bottled water are generally comparable in terms of safety: So the choice of tap or bottled is mostly a matter of personal preference. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees bottled water, while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap water. However, they use similar standards for ensuring safety. The EPA mandates that water utilities provide annual quality reports to customers. These customer confidence reports provide information, such as source (river, lake, aquifer), contaminant levels and potential health effects. However, the EPA doesn't regulate private wells. So if your tap water comes from a private well, you should test your water every year for contaminants, more frequently if needed. The FDA has good manufacturing practices specifically for bottled water. They require bottled water producers to: Process, bottle, hold and transport bottled water under sanitary conditions, Protect water sources from bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants, Use quality control processes to ensure the bacteriological and chemical safety of the water, Sample and test both source water and the final product for contaminants. It's important to note that some people are more vulnerable to getting sick from contaminants in drinking water. You may be in this group if you are undergoing chemotherapy, living with HIV/AIDS or have received a transplant. Pregnant women, older adults and children also may be at greater risk. Talk with your doctor about whether you should take additional precautions, such as boiling tap water or drinking bottled water. ...Read more
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 everyday to avoid this problem. ...Read more
Yes: If you're dehydrated, drinking water rapidly normalizes the body's fluid status. ...Read more