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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. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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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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Dark urine.Pain rt upper quadrent..50 y woman..Flu like.Loss appetite.Nusea from 8 days... Normal liver enz. Direct bil 2.5 ind 2 .Whats diagnosis?

Your doctor can help: From what you have written above, you have a high bilirubin level which can cause dark urine.. Since liver enzymes are normal, it is unlikely to be hepatitis but it could be either hemolysis(? Sickle cell disease) or biliary obstruction. You need further testing done from an internist or hematologist. ...Read more

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I think I have the flu got a high temp aching all over feeling dizzy loss appetite head ache and cough?

I think I have the flu got a high temp aching all over feeling dizzy loss appetite head ache and cough?

Possible: You can get tested for flu with a swab test at your doctor's office for a definitive diagnosis. For most healthy folks, only sysmptomatic treatmewnt is needed for flu. You shoulkd plan to get Fu shot to prevent infections again, which is quite safe and recommended for most folks. Feel better ...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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Is this really a simple cold/ flu? Still sick after 3 days. No stuffy/ runny nose, yes coughing up phlegm/ blood, throat irritation, loss appetite.

Is this really a simple cold/ flu? Still sick after 3 days. No stuffy/ runny nose, yes coughing up phlegm/ blood, throat irritation, loss appetite.

Influenza: It may be influenza or a flu-like illness, but coughing up blood is disturbing. If this does not stop in next several days or you have fever, shortness of breath or other new symptoms you should go and get seen by a doctor and evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had stomach flu twice in 2 weeks. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea-like cramp. Fever. Loss appetite. Anything i can do to prevent getting it again?

I had stomach flu twice in 2 weeks. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea-like cramp. Fever. Loss appetite. Anything i can do to prevent getting it again?

Doubtful: It is unlikely that you will get it again, assuming this was an acute viral gastroenteritis. If it recurs would definitely see a doctor and make sure this is nothing more serious than what you have described. Good luck and stay well. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Loss Of Appetite (Definition)

Loss of appetite is a symptom in which a person loses some desire to eat or drink foods, and has less appetite than normal for somebody of his age and size. Many illnesses, physical and psychological, can cause ...Read more