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My daughter doesn't drink enough water and has frequent runny nose and cough. Are they related?

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Dr. Vakas Sial
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly

It is important to drink water daily.
It replenishes all of our cells. It can help to keep your immune system working better. If you have a poor immune system you can get recurrent viral infections which can lead to runny nose and cough as symptoms. But too much water can be dangerous as well as it lowers your sodium concentration.

In brief: Possibly

It is important to drink water daily.
It replenishes all of our cells. It can help to keep your immune system working better. If you have a poor immune system you can get recurrent viral infections which can lead to runny nose and cough as symptoms. But too much water can be dangerous as well as it lowers your sodium concentration.
Dr. Vakas Sial
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: No but

It healthy to drink plenty of water. So although not necessarily related, poor nutrition can lead to poor immune response.

In brief: No but

It healthy to drink plenty of water. So although not necessarily related, poor nutrition can lead to poor immune response.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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