I don’t know how I managed my blog in the last week. Not only my views are lower than what I typically get over the previous two months, but I have also been sick as a dog. Two Fridays from today, and for context, today is Monday; I went to work with a slight headache.
From Friday night to Saturday, I got a 39.8oc fever, so I ended in the ER. At the ER, they tested me for COVID and gastric flu of sort and sent me home. Thank God, the next day, I found that I was negative for COVID, which left me guessing it was gastric flu. So, the blogger in me wants to research how to avoid it and what I can do better if I get it again.
How could you get the gastric flu?
- By being in contact with someone who has it.
- Consuming contaminated food or water.
Do’s and Don’ts While Having Gastric Flu:
Fluids: Drinking fluids is vital such as water and clear soup. I heard that it is better to drink room temperature water, so your body doesn’t have to warm it up to use. Don’t drink alcohol, coffee, strong black tea, and chocolate because they contain caffeine which might make you unable to rest. Alcohol can also acts as a diuretic. On a personal note, coffee makes me go to the bathroom more often.
The BRAT Diet: It’s basically high energy and easy to digest food.
Bananas: Bananas are easy to digest, replace the potassium you lose from vomiting and diarrhoea, and strengthen the stomach lining. On a personal note, the smell of the banana skin makes me nauseous.
Rice: White rice is easy for your body to process and provides energy from carbs. Brown rice has too much fibre and may produce excess gas.
Applesauce: Applesauce provides an energy boost due to the carbs and sugars, and it contains pectin, which can help with diarrhoea. It’s also easy to digest.
Toast: Avoid whole-wheat bread, as fibre can be complex on the digestive system. White bread is processed and easier to digest.
It’s better to avoid dairy, sauces, fibre and spices.
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