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Is there any health implications when a child drinks too much water

  1. Justjed profile image60
    Justjedposted 5 years ago

    I recently dewormed my 17 months old baby. After, that exercise, his appetite increased and the craving for water. Infact the way, he drinks water almost evrytime is gradually becoming a source of concern to me. He is chubby, looks ok and he is usual self but what I noticed was that he weight increased. Is there any health implication to a baby asking for water all the time

    1. Dale Hyde profile image83
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am all for holistic treatments and all for many, however any such actions taken with such a young child needs to be supervised. Your deworming could have created dehydration problems.  Always work with such youngsters under supervision that deal with youngsters.

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    win-winresourcesposted 5 years ago

    Hi Justjed-

    Not sure what dewormed means...
    Anyway, in absentia diagnosis is foolhardy at best.
    Increased thirst is a common symptom of Diabetes, as is weight fluctuations.

    Suggest you take the child to a pediatrician.


    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As an ex-nurse I would agree with this too. Quite often the first symptom showing in a child with type 1 diabetes is an excessive thirst.

      Of course, it could be something innocent, but better safe than sorry.

  3. mcgreg28 profile image61
    mcgreg28posted 5 years ago

    What do you consider drinking too much water? An implication could be electrolyte imbalance which could be very dangerous. An indication for diabetes would be the 3 P's (polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia) as opposed to an isolated increase in thirst.