One friend believes that if she doesn’t drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water daily, she is jeopardizing her health. Couldn’t consuming too much water lead to dangerously low sodium levels by dilution?
People who are sweating heavily, such as marathon runners in hot weather, may be thirsty enough to drink a lot of water. They need to be careful to replace electrolytes as well, since overhydration with plain water can lead to sodium depletion (hyponatremia). This can be life-threatening.
My condition seemed to be worsening. I have all the classic hereditary bases and many of the associated symptoms: Irish, sensitive fair skin, blush easily, bothered by wool and heat, etc.
I tried Selsun Blue to wash my face in the shower once a week or so. It’s amazing!
Now my breakouts have become much less frequent. The product I use has selenium sulfide as its active ingredient. This has been so very helpful that I hope you’ll write about it in your column.
We have heard from other readers that the original formulation of Selsun Blue with selenium sulfide may be helpful for rosacea. Perhaps its known antifungal activity is contributing to this benefit. We appreciate your story.
I took magnesium supplements as my doctor recommended and got my levels back to normal. This side effect of taking acid-suppressing drugs is worth sharing. Too few people pay attention to the possible side effects of drugs before they start taking them.
Reach Joe and Terry Graedon at PeoplesPharmacy.com.