Anyone know any *natural* ways to help with the flu?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickengal505, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Hey everyone, Well I have the flu and I feel like I'm dieing [​IMG] And I kind of need your help. Does anyone know any easy homemade ways to relieve bloating, stomach pain and upset stomach? I've tried a stool softer but it didn't really help. I haven't thrown up or anything but I feel like my insides are rotting out of me.
    -Thanks guys, Holly
     
  2. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Hi Holly, sorry you are sick. When I got horribly sick with the flu in March I was surprised how good chicken with rice soup tasted. It just really hit the spot. I just had the canned kind, no fuss, no muss, just zap it in the microwave. Hope you feel better soon. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Florida
    Orange juice.

    Then again, Orange juice, for the stool part... For a while when I was on a med that gave me trouble with that... I spent my days drinking a glass of Orange juice, then one of Milk, then one of Orange juice, then one of Milk, then one of water... in that ratio.. LOL
     
  4. cheri222

    cheri222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always just up the fluids lots. My fav for the flu is mint tea (hot). Sometimes I add some lemon or orange. No milk or sugar. Otherwise I never touch hot tea.
     
  5. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    fluids. lots of fluids. also fruits, they are natural bowel regulators with their fiber, juice, and sugars. citrus fruits, or orange, lemon, cranberry juices are good since vitamin c helps boost the immune system. If you still haven't gone and it's been several days you may need to see a doctor
     
  6. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    For really bad coughs and sore throats, chew on ginger or just leave it in your mouth. You don't have to use those ineffective (at least for me) Halls cough drops.
    ETA: If you can tolerate spicy foods, increase your intake as well. I like eating jalapenos or seranos when I'm sick; they take care of the nasal congestion.
     
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Doctor told me to not take diarhea meds as that just prolongs things. If you're gassy, the stuff they give babies (simula-something-or-other) might help.

    Other than that, lots of fluids, lots of vitamin C, lots of rest.
     
  8. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    yep...orange juice and chicken noodle soup:D
     
  9. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:doesnt sound like the flu to me though? any other symptoms?
     
  10. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ACV organic bragg, teas, any kind but with ginger would be very helpful, raspberry leaf and mint as well
    vitamin c, and a in large doeses, the first day, like 10,ooo units c and 1000 of A
     
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