The Right Rules For Consuming Water?

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Good evening, I’m a 17-year-old teenager. Usually I don’t drink water very often, but because of my fever my mother suggested drinking more water than usual, and I did it. Usually less than 2 liters, some days more than 2 liters can be said as an hour I drink 2 glasses of water. Now my chest feels tight, shortness of breath that makes it hard to breathe. Am I over drinking water or are there other indications related to my fever? (I take alpara / decolgen / flutamol + drugs with amoxycillin / ciproflaxaxin)

1 Answer:

Hello Kanaya, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

Basically a person is recommended to drink at least 2-3 liters of water every day. When you have a fever, your body will lose more fluid, so your water needs will also increase. Therefore people who have a fever are advised to drink more fluids.


Healthy kidneys can spend approximately 800-1000 cc of water every hour in the form of urine. As long as you don't have a problem with your kidneys and you don't drink more than this amount of water every hour, then you will be fine. Problems can occur if your kidney function is not good or you drink large amounts at once. The condition for hyponatremia (the amount of sodium in the blood becomes low) can occur and this condition is a very dangerous condition. Early symptoms of hyponatremia that can be felt include headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, visual disturbances, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, drowsiness, confusion, loss of consciousness, coma, which can lead to death in severe hyponatremia.


If you only drink 2 glasses of water per hour (1 cup of water about 240 cc), then the possibility of the symptoms that you feel is not caused by drinking water. Shortness of breath can be caused by many possibilities, including:

respiratory tract infections
pneumothorax
pulmonary edema
pleural effusion
injury to the lung
asthma, allergies, and other inflammatory conditions in the airways
drug side effects
sometimes disorders of the heart and digestive tract can also cause symptoms of shortness of breath

You should check yourself to the doctor if indeed you feel shortness of breath that continues. You can take a mixture of fever-lowering medication and cold medicine if you experience flu symptoms accompanying your fever, but antibiotics such as amoxicillin and ciprofloxacin are classified as hard drugs that you should not take carelessly. You must go through a direct examination from a doctor first before consuming this drug and you should only buy these medicines with a doctor's prescription. You should immediately consult your condition and the medicines you are taking to the doctor who treats you.

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