When we are sick, we tend to hear from our family and friends to make sure we get plenty of fluids, and it is true our bodies will need more fluids when we are sick. We already need to take in a certain amount of water and fluids every day to clear out toxins in our bodies, but when you are sick and may have diarrhea or vomiting. Increasing the number of fluids we take in to prevent dehydration is very important as well. Additionally, if you are fighting a fever, it may cause you to lose body water thus once again it is very important to drink fluids. As dehydration may worsen the fever and cause further dehydration. This cycle that can continue unless we interrupt it by keeping the body hydrated and if you are not getting the proper hydration due to vomiting and diarrhea than let your stomach settle down and slowly introduce ice chips, sipping cold water or cold, clear fluids.