How to Survive the Flu

How to Survive the Flu

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It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be coming down with a bug. This winter, more people than in recent years have been catching bad cases of the flu. If you’ve never had the flu before, you’re lucky! Here are some top tips on how to look after yourself if you find yourself struck down with the dreaded flu bug:

  • Keep Hydrated: you will already have a sore head, but you don’t want to also be feeling dehydrated. Make sure you’re drinking as much water/juice/tea as you can. It will also help cool you down if you have a fever.
  • Keep Cosy: one-minute you’ll be roasting and the next you’ll be freezing, make sure you’ve got cosy pjs on so you don’t get a chill.
  • Small Bites: you might lose your appetite and that’s ok, don’t force yourself to eat if you’re feeling sick. Try to stick to bland foods like toast or digestive biscuits. Slowly work back to eating a variety of foods.
  • Rest, Rest, and Rest: when you have no appetite or energy, the best thing to do is sleep. It’s hard during the semester to find the time to relax, but you must take it easy. Sleeping and resting is the best thing to do when you’re ill.
  • Call your Mum: everyone knows you feel better about anything after you’ve spoken to your mum and she’ll probably give you some advice on how to look after yourself a bit better!

Fingers crossed that none of you catch the flu, but if you do hopefully this article will help you on your way to recovery. At the bottom of this article there is a link to the NHS website which has more information about the flu. If you need a pick me up, the HC Aberdeen website has plenty of articles that will cheer you up and some fab TV binge recommendations xoxo

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/