This question of mine was recently closed.
I assume it was closed resulting from
Shouldn't this be closed unless someone can provide a reference to a notable claim that states drinking extra water aids healing even when dehydration is not an issue? – RedGrittyBrick 2 days ago
It had been my assumption most people have heard doctors give that advice - even in situations where the illness has no additional risk of dehydration. This was why I asked this question (to determine whether or not this advice had any basis).
What do I need to change in order to make the question constructive for Skeptics?