The need of salt-tablets in the desert

Matthieu_Klomberg klomberg at
Tue Jan 24 21:27:58 EST 1995

I have a question. If a man stays for a while in the desert, does he need 
salt-tablets to stay alive if there is a short of water.

Does salt reduces the intake of water?
It looks contradictionary.

Waiting for any reply,

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