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How to cope with a loss of appetite from flu?

How to cope with a loss of appetite from flu?

Cannot: Stay hydrated with clear liquids. Your appetite suppression is part of the body's reaction to fighting infection, for which there are teleological explanations beyond this venue. Appetite will return as your illness recedes. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Cold or flu? I just started feeling jittery on the inside and my sinuses are draining , loss of appetite too

Cold or flu? I just started feeling jittery on the inside and my sinuses are draining , loss of appetite too

Could be either: A cold and the flu are both caused by viruses. The flu comes on suddenly with a fever, headache, cough, runny nose and body aches. A cold generally starts gradually with a scratchy throat or nasal congestion, and other symptoms develop. If you didn't get a flu shot, you can still get one! the flu lasts a lot longer than a cold, and makes you more ill. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of body aches, fatigue and chills. On day 3 of feeling incredibly weak and run-down. Complete loss of appetite. Could this be flu?

Sudden onset of body aches, fatigue and chills. On day 3 of feeling incredibly weak and run-down. Complete loss of appetite. Could this be flu?

Flu?: Yes, it may very well be the flu. Early diagnosis permits early treatment with a product like tamiflu (oseltamivir). Also, early detection may allow for treatment to reduce the severity and communicability of the virus. ...Read more

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I have the flu. I have bad abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, complete loss of appetite, and dehydration. What can I do for the pain in my belly?

I have the flu. I have bad abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, complete loss of appetite, and dehydration. What can I do for the pain in my belly?

Gastroenteritis: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized >. ...Read more

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Started with fever,bodyaches,headache,loss of appetite, nausea-4 days later all gone except for nausea and now I have pale stools-stomach virus, flu?

Started with fever,bodyaches,headache,loss of appetite, nausea-4 days later all gone except for nausea and now I have pale stools-stomach virus, flu?

Get it: checked out! The pale stools may be due to decreased bile which could be associated with the mild liver obstruction in early Hepatitis...A simple blood test will answer this question.....just a thought . Hope it's helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am vomiting, have diarrhea, nasal congestion, fatigue, back pain, loss of appetite, my stomach feels bad and i generally feel sick, I did get a flu ?

You may have: a viral infection to include a viral gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest ...Read more

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Im 25 stomach feels weird heartburn and burping feel better when I take Pepcid (famotidine) sometime feel weak sweating loss of appetite could it be i'm a cancer or stomach flu?

It could, but..: ...the more likely, in large part, diagnosis is dyspepsia due either to GERD or gastritis--both of which will respond to acid suppression from drugs like Pepcid (famotidine). For your reassurance, simple testing is available through your doctor. ...Read more

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Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain,loss of appetite,petike,leg cramp,flu symptoms,....symptoms of which disease?suggested?

Low WBC count and low platelet 4 years b4...now stomach pain,loss of appetite,petike,leg cramp,flu symptoms,....symptoms of which disease?suggested?

Low platelets: You have several things that make me concerned about the health of your bone marrow. The bone marrow is the place where red cells, white cells and platelets are produced. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having nausea,fatigue, lower abdo pain, feeling very hot, loss of appetite, flu symptoms, dizzy, faint, pain under left breast, missed period -hpt?

Not pregnant: Since your pregnancy test is negative you are not pregnant and you can mark that off the list. Since there are so many symptoms in all different unrelated body systems this complex combination of symptoms will require a visit to your primary care doctor to hep sort it out. ...Read more

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Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Headache, sore throat, itchy ears, muscle ache, fatigue, runny nose, loss of appetite, hot and cold, dizzy. Cold or flu?

Cardinal signs of: Influenza are sudden onset of high fever( 101 or higher with hard chills/sweats),body/muscle pain,respiratory symptoms(cough,runny nose).Easy to test for rapidly.Important to diagnose and treat within 48 hours of onset of symptoms.Anti-viral flu medicine works best if started within this 48 hour window. ...Read more

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My son has vertigo, is nauseous but minimal vomiting, sweating but no fever, lethargic and has a loss of appetite. blood cell counts are fine.

My son has vertigo, is nauseous but minimal vomiting, sweating but no fever, lethargic and has a loss of appetite. blood cell counts are fine.

Unwell: No very clear context. Can you be more specific please. Review with doctor if your son is unwell . Sounds like he may need examination. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause loss of appetite?

Can hay fever cause loss of appetite?

Maybe not directly -: Hay fever could plug up your nose to the point that you cannot smell well. This can affect your ability to taste and enjoy food . . . Which in turn could affect your appetite. Just another way things are complex and connected in humans, no? I also agree with dr. Ali about the effects of medications people take for allergies. ...Read more

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Is it true that hay fever causing my loss of appetite?

Is it true that hay fever causing my loss of appetite?

Possibly: It is possible for hayfever sufferers to experience fatigue and loss of appetite along with typical allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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When should a diabetic be concerned by running fever? Bg is normal fever for 3 days feels like a bug of some sort, but no loss of appetite.

When should a diabetic be concerned by running fever? Bg is normal fever for 3 days feels like a bug of some sort, but no loss of appetite.

If 102 or over 3 day: Blood sugar levels can be very unpredictable when you're sick. Because you can't be sure how the illness will affect your blood sugar levels, it's important to check blood sugar levels often on sick days and adjust your Insulin doses as needed. If you have a fever longer than 3 days or it is over 102, you need to see your provider. ...Read more

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Reoccurring vomitting, body aches, loss of appetite, no fever. What's the diagnosis?

Reoccurring vomitting, body aches, loss of appetite, no fever. What's the diagnosis?

Tons more info need: There is no doctor anywhere that could tell you what your diagnosis is form three vague symptoms. You need to sit down with a physician and have him lead you through questions about the symptoms you are experiencing and then have a head to toe physical exam before someone should even venture a guess at a diagnosis. Don't delay - call your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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