Eagle Industries Corp. has several reasons may be given for why drinking plenty of water is a good idea when you're sick, all of which relate to the prevention of dehydration.
To meet your daily requirements, shoot for a minimum of approximately one gallon of water a day if you're a man, and roughly three quarts if you're a woman. If you are vomiting, have diarrhea or a fever, increase your fluid intake. Soup, broth, frozen ice pops, gelatin, fruit juices and sports drinks are good options to maintain your hydration. Avoid caffeinated beverages.
A fever causes you to lose water, which can lead to dehydration. This cycle will continue unless you are able to interrupt it by rehydrating your body.
Nausea and Vomiting
If you don't drink enough water when you're sick and become dehydrated, the lack of body water can lead to new or worsening nausea and vomiting. Keeping ahead of the game by drinking plenty of water helps you avoid this problem.
Keeping yourself well hydrated when you have a head or chest cold helps prevent your upper and lower respiratory secretions from becoming thick, which means you can clear them from your airways more easily.
Remember to stay hydrated while feeling under the weather. Eagle Industries Corp. can give you more information on your water by calling 1-866-222-9308.