What causes variations in lab results for flu?
You can wait for 2 to 3 days,no need to go ER at present.
Welcome to HCM.
I have read your query and understand the concern.
Positive flu test is likely suggestive of some viral infection (probably influenza).
It could be the reason of your high grade fever earlier.
Usually only symptomatic treatment is required in this case.
Since your fever has gone,there is no need to go back to ER at this point of time.
Feeling shaky,weakness or no appetite symptoms are due to this viral infection which may take 3 to 5 days (or may be more) to get resolved.
So,in my opinion you should take over the counter anti-pyretic medications (acetaminophen or paracetamol) in case if fever comes back again.
Take over the counter antacids if you have gas or acid problems.
Drink plenty of water and fruit juices throughout the days which would help to flush virus.Take light diet and plenty of fruits for initial 2 to 3 days.
You can also take appetizer syrup like cyproheptadine,tricholine with sorbitol based syrup (Brand name: Heptin-TS) which is available over the counter.You can go to some nearby pharmacy and ask for this syrup.
We may expect this symptoms to subside within 3 to 5 days,so there is no need to go back to ER at present.
Hope this helps and let me know if you have more queries.
May last for 3 to 5 days or may be more.
Welcome again and thanks for the reply.
As i said earlier,this symptoms may last for 3 to 5 days or might be more,so you should wait for at least 10 days for your appetite to return.
Till the time,drink plenty of water (not cold) and fruit juices throughout the days which would help to flush virus as I already told you.
Also,this symptoms are not abnormal while recovering from flu and take sometimes to get resolved.Means they are not like fever which easily which subsides within few days.
For cough,you can take over the counter cough syrup or antihistamines like cetrizine 10 mg twice daily.
Hope this helps and let me know if you have more doubts to clear.
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