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Last week and the week before our family was struck down by the flu. High fevers for 4 days straight, sweating, coughing, headache etc. One thing my child did not do properly in the beginning was drink lots of water and ended up getting dehydrated. So I would just like to remind all those carers if you r child gets the flu or a cold drink plenty of liquid. Water is fine, but some hydrolytes are good idea if you have high fevers and sweating as you will loose a lot of body water this way. More than you expect. The hospital recommended juices too.
I hope everyone keeps fit and healthy and manages to avoid this horrible virus.


Posted anonymously, 1st September 2014


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  • aww how awful for you all!!! i tend to use hydro-lite icy poles with any sickness unless the weather is terrible. it seems to be the best way to get it into my son.. glade you all better now x

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  • I had a flu virus that was nasty and took a couple of weeks to recover,nothing worse!

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  • Viruses, colds, flus can be just terrible! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  • So far so good, touch wood, I have avoided the flu this year. It’s a dreadful vile ailment that has had me bedridden for too long in the past. Thank god for the flu vaccine

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  • We are going through it right now and I make sure my kids drink lots of fluids. Thanks for sharing the information.

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  • nice to read stories on this great site

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  • this story is good

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  • nice story to have a read

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  • I have the flu now… day 3. I got it from my mother in law (thanks) and now I’m sharing with everyone else : (

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  • it is a nice story

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  • Thanks for the heads up, were going through it now & are looking for things to help.

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  • It’s tricky when kids don’t want to drink… but you’re right, it’s very important.

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  • Yes plenty of rest, fluids & analgesia is the key to surviving the flu. I also would recommend getting the fluvax, we do every year.

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  • I know how u feel ice just had my 4 kids with it for the last 2weeks an my daughter us sill trying to get over her cough..

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  • There are some terrible viruses this season. A family I know was hit hard like yours. Electrolytes are definitely very important when you are sweating out a virus and losing vital fluids – especially in children, as they tend to get dehydrated more quickly. So far I have managed to avoid the flu, as I had my shot this year. Unfortunately my son can’t have the flu shot, as he is allergic to eggs and it contains egg albumen. I work in health, so I try to protect him by getting the flu shot myself so that hopefully I don’t bring anything home, as things tend to hit him hard respiratory wise as he is also am asthmatic. Your story is good advice and a great reminder to us all. Wishing your family all the best and hope you are all recovering well.

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