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If you’re worried about water burn, here’s what to do.
How water burns water-wiseIn some cases, water burns is the result of excessive or prolonged heat.
Water burns can be due to high or low temperature (e.g. from a fire), or the inability to regulate a temperature in the water, or from a high pressure system or a leaky roof.
It can also be caused by a combination of both.
In severe cases, dehydration can occur, leading to hyponatremia.
Hyponatreia is the inability of the body to properly regulate the amount of water it is making.
Hyponatresis, also known as water intoxication, is when water loses too much of its normal level.
This can cause water to become so diluted that it becomes so salty that it causes hyponatraemia.
In extreme cases, hyponasias can lead to death.
The symptoms of water burn can range from mild to severe, but there are usually two types of water burns: acute and chronic.
Acute water burns are those that occur during or shortly after an infection.
Chronic water burns can occur when water is taken to a very high temperature (which is often the result from a leak or a fire).
If a person has severe water burn symptoms, it’s important to see their GP immediately, as dehydration can lead a person to develop hyponasis.
For more information on water burn and water intoxication see our article.