Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When BabyFit members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still log my food intake? If I'm not eating enough, will it hurt my baby?" |
During sick days, you should not worry about weighing and measuring your foods, counting calories, or using the food tracker. When you're ill, you need to focus your attention on getting adequate rest for a speedy recovery. Follow these self-care tips according to your symptoms, and you'll be back on track in no time!
**Note: These are guidelines for adults, not children. If your child exhibits these symptoms it's always a good idea to contact his or her pediatrician.
If your symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough and/or mild fatigue, you may have the common cold, which is caused by a virus and is usually not serious.
Care for yourself by:
Seek medical attention if:
If your symptoms include nausea, vomiting, queasiness, abdominal cramping, bloating and/or fever that last between a few hours and a few days, you may have a viral infection. Vomiting may also be caused by food poisoning, pregnancy, medications or other underlying problems such as gallbladder disease, ulcers, or bowel obstruction.
Self-Care Tips for Sick Days
Help Your Body Recover from Illness
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