What is it?

Flu is caused by a virus. If you catch flu you’ll probably feel very ill with a headache, fever, chills, and aches. But most people get better without needing any treatment. It is an infection of your airways caused by an influenza virus. The symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but just a lot more severe. It is most common in the late autumn, winter, and early spring.

What are the symptoms?

If you have flu you may get a fever (about 38°C to 40°C), chills, a dry cough, muscle aches, a headache, and a sore throat. You will probably also feel generally unwell and very tired. Flu can make you feel terrible for a few days, but it isn’t usually serious. But you should see a doctor if you get flu if and you are:

• An older person, pregnant, or you have a long-term medical condition, such as heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.

What to expect?

You can try the following:

  • Light and easy-to-digest foods that include soups with bone broth, cooked vegetables or herbal teas to help with digestion. Don’t force yourself to eat.
  • Adequate hydration is the key to flushing out the virus from your system. Fluid helps your body to flush bacteria and viruses from your system.
  • Hot water with lemon, honey, and cinnamon: Honey and cinnamon helps prevent mucus buildup and keeps you hydrated.
  • Make a ginger tea and add raw honey.
  • Both of these vegetable help boost immune function.

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