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IV’s for Flu/Virus

When the flu comes on, you know it because you start to feel chills, body aches, nausea, and a runny nose. These symptoms are usually accompanied by stomach cramps, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and low-grade fever. It’s best to stay home and rest if you feel like you’re going to get sick. Drink lots of fluids, especially water, to avoid dehydration. And try to get enough sleep so that you don’t feel any worse.

Treating the flu calls for plenty of fluids, and iDrip Therapy can deliver Flu Fighting IV fluids straight to your front door.

Stomach Virus Symptoms

As I mentioned earlier, we don’t call it the flu, but rather the stomach flu. And unlike flu viruses, the stomach flu isn’t triggered by the influenza virus. Instead, it is caused by two types of germs: norovirus and rotavirus. These germs are highly contagious and can be transferred from person to person through close contact. The result is similar symptoms like the following:

Nausea

Vomiting

Stomach pain or cramps

Diarrhea

Fever and/or chills

Head and body aches

Here are some guidelines on what to do if you get a stomach virus: 1- Hydrate, eat, and rest. 2- It is important to remember that a stomach virus can become serious if you develop symptoms like:

  • Bloody vomit or stool
  • A fever above 104 Fahrenheit
  • Vomiting that lasts longer than two days in a row
  • An inability to keep water down without vomiting

It’s also important to look for signs of dehydration as you fight your stomach flu. Since you lose fluids through vomiting and diarrhea, you can easily become dangerously dehydrated. Make sure you’re replenishing your fluids regularly and seek medical help if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Confusion and brain fog
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Decreased urination
  • Mood swings

To protect against the worst stomach virus, flu, you should have 3 main ingredients.

What can you do if you become dehydrated while fighting your stomach bug? It’s important to drink plenty of water and electrolytes when you’re sick. You’ll need them for your body’s recovery.

Flu shots give your body instant relief by rapidly hydrating your blood, but flu shots can be a bit more effective when they add essential vitamins and minerals to the IV bag. This is why the flu shot usually has a mixture of vitamins and minerals that help the immune system fight off the virus more effectively.

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B helps you fight colds and flu, and many IVs for stomach flu will contain a B vitamin complex. 

Vitamins A, C, D, E, and B-complex contain nutrients that are essential for maintaining health. They’re found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • B1 (thiamine): Helps electrolytes flow in and out of muscles and can help stop diarrhea
  • B2 (riboflavin): Helps prevent or treat headaches, especially migraines
  • B3 (niacin): Helps improve the health of your nervous and digestive systems
  • B5 (pantothenic acid): Helps with the production of red blood cells
  • B6 (pyridoxine): Helps boost your immune system
  • B7 (biotin): Helps your body metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
  • B9 (folic acid): Helps improve brain function
  • B12 (cobalamin): Helps maintain healthy nerve cells

People who are sick with a stomach virus should be sure to include Vitamin B complex in their IV fluids, as this will help to provide an overall boost of health and wellness to their bodies. This can help people recover from their illness more quickly.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is great to help you fight off a virus like the stomach flu, which means you’ll be able to get back to your life sooner.

B12, along with other vitamins, can help with feelings of depression and anxiety. B12 deficiency can result in feeling miserable during a stomach flu.

Vitamin C

As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps your body protect itself from viruses, bacteria, and free radicals. It also boosts your immune system, helping it fight the virus that makes you sick. 

According to research, taking Vitamin C may help reduce your symptoms and possibly shorten your cold or flu.

Using an IV Drip for the Flu

During flu season, iDrip Therapy can help you figure out what type of IV therapy might help your flu symptoms. The service includes registered nurses and paramedics who can help you find the right IV therapy for your flu symptoms. 

Are you feeling extra nauseated? Try adding Zofran to your IV to fight nausea. Need fast relief so you can finish your to-do list? Immune IV will have you feeling good in no time.

You’ll receive fast relief and a healthier immune system after sitting back, relaxing, and letting our team of medical professionals help you. It will take less than 30-45 minutes to complete the treatment. 

Start Feeling Better Today

Whether you’re fighting the stomach flu, struggling with a migraine, or dealing with any other symptoms caused by dehydration, iDrip Therapy is here to help you feel your best. We have teams in many locations throughout Phoenix, Arizona, so there’s always someone nearby to help you.

Visit our website today to check out pricing for our IV therapies, book your next appointment, and sign up for our VIP list for exclusive offers.