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Slow Post flu recovery ?

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LIZS Tue 01-Mar-05 13:28:02

Last week both kids and I had flu. ds recovered well enoguh to go to shcool on Thursday, I felt better by Sunday apart from sinus congestion etc, but poor little dd (3 1/2) still is not herself. She wasn't as unwell as us the first few days but just hasn't really recovered since. Now got no temperature, just a bit of a cough and very lethargic. She insists she has had no other pain, in ears, throat, head etc. Her coughing made her vomit too so she hasn't really eaten much for the past week, although she did drink, and is only slowly recovering an appetite. Today so far she has had Shreddies, milk and white choc buttons, a few mouthfuls of scrambled egg and cherry tomatoes, and a yoghurt.

Any suggestions as to how to revive her spark and energy ?

kymbo Tue 01-Mar-05 13:34:14

Sounds like what I've had for a few weeks. And now I'm in recovery,I've had a chest pain,which is where the flu virus has settled on my chest bone cartilage! Not nice!
I think she's gonna need time to recover,it really takes it out of you,and when they are small it takes a bit longer. Vitamin C is brilliant for the immune system,lots of oranges!

LIZS Tue 01-Mar-05 18:29:48


Tommy Tue 01-Mar-05 19:04:49

Sounds like my poor DS1 before Xmas. He was out of actiion for 10 days and after that didn't want to stay long wherever we went out.
Hang in there.
Have you tried Minadex? It's a tonic with iron and other vitamins in it. Some people say it also helps to promote appetite. Made especially for children - you can get in a chemist. My DS has it in his milk.
hope she feels better soon - and you do - having a poorly child is just the worst isn't it?!

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