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Dry eyes and always thirsty...

What could be causing this?

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kristinas8

Asked by kristinas8 at 10:02 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • Dehydration?

    Excessive thirst can be a sign of Diabetes too.

    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 10:06 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Dehydration, you need to be drinking water and lots of it. 50+ ounces per day.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 10:14 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • It sounds like dehydration to me.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Constant or excessive thirst is sometimes an indication of diabetes. You should have your doctor do a simple blood glucose test to make sure you are not developing diabetes. You can schedule one first thing in the morning (because you'll need to fast) and it's just a simple finger prick to test your blood sugar.
    hepmommy

    Answer by hepmommy at 10:45 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I agree that it sounds like dehydration. Also a Vitimin deficiency. Contact your doctor immediately. It could be serious.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:50 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • How dry are your eyes (just regular dry eyes or painful due to extreme dryness) and how thirsty are you (are you drinking gallons a day)? I remember watching an episode of "Mystery Diagnosis" once and a woman had those very symptoms (plus lots of teeth issues due to not salivating enough) ... she suffered for years with the problem until she was properly diagnosed (I do not recall the name of the disorder) but all turned out well. Talk to your doctor.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 6:45 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

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