This article should be shared, and serve as a warning to the danger of infants and toddlers drinking too much water.
Symptoms of water intoxication include
*Fatigue, lethargy, muscle weakness and/or spasms
*Loss of Appetite
*Loss of consciousness
From the cell’s viewpoint, water intoxication is the same as drowning in fresh water. When the electrolyte balance is thrown off and the tissues swell, this can cause an irregular heartbeat. This, in turn, allows fluid to enter into the lungs. The swelling can cause alcohol intoxication type behavior once pressure is placed on the brain and nerves.
If you notice any of these symptoms and believe water intoxication to be the cause, please seek emergency treatment immediately. If a hypertonic saline (salt) solution is administered before tissue swelling causes too much damage, a complete recovery is possible. If you wait too long, seizures, coma, and death can be expected.
The idea for this article came from Patty Robbins of Michigan. Her granddaughter Emma almost died in late 2014 from water intoxication.
Please share this article with friends, especially those with young children. If in doubt of how much water your child should be drinking daily, consult your pediatrician.