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Hydration is the process of restoring the lost fluids from the body in case of dehydration. Hydration is required during severe vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating, or sometimes to reduce the toxic effects on the body during poisoning. It is achieved by increasing the water intake or through IV.

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I am a 20-year-old female experiencing persistent facial bumps for months, and even home remedies have failed to provide relief. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I am 5.5 feet tall, weighing 99 pounds. I have been experiencing excessive growth of pimple-like bumps on my face. I have tried all the home remedies, but they have not helped. Currently, I am not taking any medication, but I took Avil and applied a topica...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern and have examined your picture (attachments removed to protect patient’s identity). It appears to be pimples, not just pimple-like bumps. Please avoid using any topical steroids as they can aggravate your acne. Acne Vulgaris is a common skin p...  Read Full »

I have low hydration levels. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I believe that I may have low hydration levels in my body. I am writing to seek guidance on maintaining adequate hydration and optimizing water intake for overall health. I would like to know about the early signs of dehydration and other potential health ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Maintaining adequate hydration is crucial for overall health. Here is some guidance on optimizing water intake and recognizing signs of dehydration:Signs of dehydration are:Thirst: Feeling thirsty is the body's first signal of dehydrationDark u...  Read Full »

What causes fever and vomiting in my 8-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the treatment given to my son for viral fever. He is 8 years 3 months old. When we observed my son's fever, I gave him one teaspoon of P250 for three days. On the fourth day, I visited hospital due to continuous fever. As the blood report confirmed it as viral fever, he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Rekapalli

Answer: Hi,Welcome to went through your child's history as you have provided and also saw the blood test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).According to the details provided, your child's illness fits into a viral illness spectrum. I believe you are concerned about fallin...  Read Full »

I want to have good hydration levels in my body. Please help.

Query: Hi dcotor, I am a 30-year-old female. I want to have good hydration levels in my body. So, I would like to know what is the recommended daily water intake for adults, and does this vary based on age, weight, and physical activity? How can I identify the signs of dehydration in myself, and what measu...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The recommended daily water intake for male adults is 125 ounces per day and 91 ounces per day for adult women. Yes, it varies for age, and weight, but not in physical activities. The signs and symptoms of dehydration are dryness of the mouth...  Read Full »

My 13-year-old son has recurrent fever and body pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 13 years old and his weight is 101 lbs. His WBC is 6000, lymphocyte is around 50% (checked thrice in the last two years), Hb is 11 g% and HbE trait. His overall health is fine, but he is getting recurrent fever attack of around four to five times in a year with severe body pain....  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: HbE trait with 11 g% hemoglobin is good and well maintained. His white blood cell count is normal and lymphocytes are mildly increased. There is nothing to suggest any particular cause. The recurrent infection could be du...  Read Full »

I need advice on water intake for adults. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old female. What is an adult's recommended daily water intake, and how does this vary based on age, weight, and physical activity level? Is there an optimal time to consume water throughout the day? How does hydration contribute to overall wellness and bodily functions? A...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. The recommended daily water intake is around 130 ounces (15 cups) for men and 95 ounces ( 11 cups) for women. No, the...  Read Full »

I have been feeling stressed out lately. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been feeling really stressed out lately, and someone mentioned music therapy. What is that all about? Can you explain how listening to music can actually help with mental health? Also, is it something I can do on my own, or do I need to see a professional for it? I am just trying...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your problem. Music therapy helps release dopamine and serotonin in your brain, which aids relaxation. Listening to classical music daily for 20 to 30 minutes can assist in managing stress. Additionally, the...  Read Full »

I am experiencing stomach pain after taking Bisacodyl. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, and currently not taking any medications. I took Bisacodyl last night, three 5 mg tablets as recommended on the box. It has been over 24 hours, and I am experiencing severe stomach pains. I am uncertain how long this di...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Bisacodyl is a laxative medication typically taken orally to induce bowel movements. The onset of action varies among individuals, but it usually takes 6 to 12 hours for the medication to take effect. If you have followed the recommended dosage...  Read Full »

Please advise on how to stay healthy during winter.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old woman, and as winter approaches, my health appears to be deteriorating, particularly in the cold weather. I find myself frequently battling colds, and it seems like my immune system is struggling to cope. I am eager for advice on how to stay healthy during the winter ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.As the weather gets colder, it is common to experience more frequent colds and other respiratory infections. However, there are several things you can do to help boost your immune system and protect yourself from ...  Read Full »

I am nine weeks pregnant. Please suggest health considerations for a healthy baby.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 35 years old, currently in week nine of my pregnancy, and I am eager to learn more about the specific health considerations during this stage. What significant milestones or fetal development can be expected during week nine of pregnancy? Which organs or systems undergo growth at t...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Week nine, is a time of significant growth and change. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect: Fetal development:Size: Your baby is now about the size of a large strawberry, measuring around 0.87 inches from ...  Read Full »

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