Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Evaluation Treatment Home Care warning signs Underlying Cause

Excessive Thirst Home Care

Home care for excessive thirst includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation:
    • For men: no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
    • For women: no more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Avoid spicy food.
  • Avoid salty food.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed.

Excessive Thirst Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have excessive thirst and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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