This is Dr. David
I am sorry you have lost off appetite.
this can be very hard to restore
if the sinuses are clogged, this can take away taste.
and without smell, appetite can be hard to come by.
do you have sinus congestion?
having difficulty with smell?
No, the smell and sinuses are ok
that is good.
if you have nausea, ginger can help calm down nausea and help appetite as well
Just no appetite and no interest in food at all
things like ginger ale can help or pickled japanese ginger.
appetite can take sometime to come back.
flu can be tough on the appetite.
best thing is to keep up the fluids
and keep from being dehydrated.
also seasoning your food with salt can help.
salt can improve your taste for food.
and can help improve your appetite.
have you had any problems with nausea?
Yes, lot of nausea
have you tried ginger yet?
you can also use prescription medication like compazine or phenergan to help calm nausea.
Tried ginger ale but made more miserable and bloated
don't use ginger ale then.
you need to talk to your doctor about prescription medication for nausea.
like compazine or phenergan which can help with nausea.
the key to ginger ale is to let it go flat
before drinking it.
or you can use pickled japanese ginger.
or use fresh ginger shaved and cook with it
or boil a tea out of fresh ginger to help nausea.
or make fresh ginger cookies with grated ginger in the cookies.
these are all tricks we use in oncology to fight nausea in cancer patients.
there are also stronger prescription zofran nausea medications as well.
do you have other questions?
do these suggestions help?