This winter there has been a record high in the outbreak of the influenza virus around Ireland. With strains so severe that even though the typical symptoms (including fever) may manifest over for a few days, many who’ve been struck by it claim it takes many weeks to fully recover.

It is normal to have a temporary loss of appetite while the flu virus is upon you, however, a good fluid intake is always vital, especially with the presence of a high temperature, as an increased temperature has the potential to put serious demands on the body and there can be a chance of dehydration if sufficient fluids aren’t replaced. Water is most beneficial, but herbal teas can also be consumed, if tolerated.