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13. Loss of Appetite

Loss of appetite is another common symptoms of the flu, especially in those adults and children who experience gastrointestinal issues like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. With vomiting and diarrhea, in particular, frequent loss of fluids can lead to dehydration, which is a major health concern. Livestrong.com encourages increasing your liquid intake by “sipping on hot tea, soups and water.”

You can also help to calm unsettled digestion by “Eating a basic diet that consists of bland foods, such as toast, white rice, bananas, chicken and boiled potatoes,” adds the source. But if keeping any food down is a challenge, it is advised that you make an appointment with your doctor.

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