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Why you need to drink water when you are sick

Drinking enough water every day is important for us all. However, when you are sick it is even more important to drink water.

According to WebMD, it is very easy to get dehydrated when you are ill. And even though a sore throat can make it difficult to swallow, you do not want to stop drinking liquids.

Did you know a fever draws moisture out of your body. “Plus, you lose fluid as your body makes mucus and it drains away. And that over-the-counter cold medicine you’re taking to dry up your head can dry the rest of you out, too.”

Drinking plenty of fluids is one of the most important things you can do when you have a cold or flu. Because cold and flu symptoms like runny noses and sweating, which often accompanies fever, increase the amount of water your body loses, dehydration might occur if your fluid intake is not increased to compensate.

So if you are ill, drink plenty of water, juice, or soup. This will help loosen up the mucus in your nose and head. Doctors also recommend staying away from alcohol, coffee, and caffeine.

If you find yourself under the weather and have chosen to continue to shelter-in-place, please know we are here for you. We can deliver water to your home or office in a safe manner. Stay safe and know we are here to meet all of your water delivery needs!