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Craving ice cold water while having a flu

Hi, title says it all. I’m scared that I’ll throw up if I indulge in this craving. I was even considering just chewing on chunks of ice. I don’t know if I should let my body be though, and wait to indulge in this tomorrow. I was throwing up all night last night, and I was throwing up bile today. Not sure what to do. Body aches all over, so I’ve just been sleeping on and off all day. Would also appreciate if someone had any tips to get over this nasty flu. Thanks guys!

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Keep up your fluid intake,also check with your dr ask for a dr to ring you so you don't have to go our.xxxxxx

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Thanks! xx

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You could just suck an ice cube? If you are throwing up you need to get some fluids in you... check you don't have a temperature as well.

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Hi, thanks! Do you think gatorade would be a better option as opposed to water? x

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Update: just willed myself to drink a few gulps of ice cold water. Have my garbage can posted by my bedside. Hopefully things go well and I feel better tomorrow. Also took a gravol. Thanks for the replies. xx

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It's really important to keep drinking sips of water - or suck and ice cube - when you are being sick. If you are sick for any length of time the rehydration sachets, although disgusting, are the easiest way to replace the minerals and glucose. If you have someone who can make up your own rehydration mixture that would be just as good - I use barley water diluted with water from the fridge with a pinch of salt.

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Hi Hun ur not the only one that's got flu we had it all over xmas and struggling to shift it to it's hard I've felt so bad that I left my drugs off to take flu plus but the pain started i had to start my drugs again it's a case of keep drinking what ever u can and sleep it off I've had to stuggle through with 12 hour shifts work as they couldn't cover it and all residents in care home I work in are flued up to so hit and miss for it will ever pass xx

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Thank you! Will do. Feel better as well! xxx

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