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Cat crash (dehydration) - preceded by pica, and it may be recurring

Electra had an episode of dehydration that took quite a bit of work to get her over. She is showing signs of recurrence and one of them is pica. What is she saying here? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Mar 11, 2016 - 17 answers

Help me understand Intravenous re-hydration?

What is in the re-hydration IV's at the end of ironman triathlons? What is in the rehydration IV they give post alcohol poisoning in the ER? Why does my book say it's better to eat/drink then to take IV? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Aug 7, 2015 - 25 answers

Failures in Hydration, Cream Edition

Like this questioner here, I too am a grown-ass woman who fails at hydration. However, I do find that I am more willing to guzzle down creamy drinks, such as milk or hot chocolate. Are those enough to hydrate me, will I die from too much milk, and what other drinks will help fulfil both the cream craving and the hydration? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 15, 2014 - 23 answers

Hydrating a Hospice Patient with Esophageal Cancer

My father is a terminally ill hospice patient, who has esophageal cancer. I and his wife (my mother) want him hydrated and I want to know, from those who are medically knowledgeable, what a good level of hydration would be for him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2013 - 11 answers

A fainting child

Why did my 5-year-old faint during class, and how worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by mittens on Sep 25, 2013 - 21 answers

Why am I dehydrated?

The last few years it seems I've had to drink more water to stay hydrated; I drink, on average, 3.5 liters a day (0.92 gallons), more if I exercise, and still I'll wake up with a mild headache and mild nausea from dehydration about two days a week. [more inside]
posted by martinrebas on Apr 7, 2013 - 18 answers

I know, you're not my doctor, but...

Why, all of a sudden, does a small glass of wine make me feel drunk? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Dec 8, 2012 - 32 answers

What is your home-made sports drink and why those ingredients?

What is your go-to recipe for home-made gatorade-type sport drink? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Aug 23, 2012 - 29 answers

Paging Dr. House

What could I be doing that keeps getting me infected with fungal infections and infections in general? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Nov 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Sorry for the morbid question.

Hospice and palliative-care providers often tell patients' families and friends that as people die, hearing is the last sense to go. Is there any science behind the claim? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Sep 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Can one use beer as their only source of hydration?

Can one use beer as their only source of hydration? [more inside]
posted by qvantamon on Dec 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Drinking more water should make me less thirsty, right?

Is there a reason that drinking more water during the day would make me feel more thirsty and cause chapped lips? [more inside]
posted by Kimothy on Sep 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Which is a better way to stay hydrated while hiking outdoors: large quantities at infrequent intervals or smaller amounts frequently?

Which is a better way to stay hydrated while hiking outdoors: large quantities at infrequent intervals or smaller amounts frequently? [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Sep 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink

Should I be worried about my sudden change in hydration levels? [more inside]
posted by chara on Sep 5, 2010 - 8 answers

I would like to obey my thirst, but...

I would like to obey my thirst, but... I recently realised I don't seem to get thirsty when I should. I had to take a tablet and grabbed a glass of water to do so. As soon as I began drinking I felt desperately thirsty and drank a second glass. But I swear if you'd asked me a minute before, I'd have said I wasn't thirsty. In this thread, people are saying it's healthy to drink before you start feel thirst. But I don't seem to feel it much at all. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Aug 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Beer and dehydration

Would you eventually die of dehydration if you had only beer to drink? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Jun 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Need more H2O

I do not like drinking (plain) water, but I know I should. Is it healthy to only drink stuff like Gatorade? If not, how can I force myself to like water? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 5, 2009 - 61 answers


Dehydration, lethargy, and horrible bad breath in a six year old cat. What are the potential problems [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Oct 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Please help me save someone from dehydration...

My boyfriend cannot stop vomiting. I know you are not a doctor, but I am desperate. Please advise if you have ever had this happen, I'm very worried. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 3, 2008 - 81 answers

For richer and puffier? In puffiness and in health?

What is the best way to dehydrate - loose excess water in a couple of hours? Had too many beers last night. Getting married today. Face is puffy. Help!!!
posted by barrakuda on Jul 19, 2008 - 16 answers

Water Sucks

It seems obvious, but what is the best liquid to drink to prevent dehydration in a desert environment? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 19, 2008 - 24 answers

Water filter: How long will it take to fill up again?

How long does rehydration take? [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Mar 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me think up ways to soup up my tricycle riding experience.

Help me think up ways to soup up my tricycle riding experience. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jan 21, 2008 - 28 answers

The bag came with three servings. Why should I avoid the third?

What could be causing this weird reaction to frozen pasta? [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Oct 2, 2007 - 12 answers

why am I (almost) blacking out?

why am I (almost) blacking out? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 30, 2007 - 29 answers

How long can humans last without water?

How long can a reasonably healthy human survive without water? [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Jun 29, 2006 - 24 answers

Why do my legs hurt when I'm hung over?

Why do my legs hurt when I'm hung over? The day after drinking my legs always ache -- they're not sore like they would be from working out, they just ache like they're tired. Any idea why that is? Something related to dehydration I'm guessing? [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ on Feb 6, 2005 - 14 answers

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