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There’s not a year that goes by when a member of my household, usually EVERY member, doesn’t contact a cold or the flu. Oh yes, I cringe this time of year and as soon as one of my kids starts a sniffling, I am running out the door to buy the essentials! You might be asking yourself, what are these “essentials” that you speak of. Luckily, I am here to help you out in that department. Behold, the five essentials (MUST HAVES) for cold and flu season:
1. Vicks DayQuil & Nyquil Severe – The number one item on my list is something that relieves the cold/flu symptoms as soon as they start. A favorite of mine is Vicks DayQuil and/or NightQuil.
Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms including:
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus congestion and pressure
- Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
- Cough to help you sleep (active only in NightQuil)
- Minor aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Runny nose and sneezing
- Reduces swelling of nasal passages
- Temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
- Promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage
2. Tissues – You would hate to not have tissues on hand once that runny nose starts. Believe me, you do NOT want to be stuck with having to use a roll of rough toilet paper on your already sensitive nose. Stock up on those tissues, preferably the kind with lotion!
3. Cough Drops – For coughs and a sore throat, I like to have plenty cough drops on hand during the cold and flu season.
4. Vitamin C – Even one of the top Scientists in History, Linus Pauling, has declare Vitamin C a value in treating and preventing the common cold. So, who am I to argue with Science? I always keep plenty of Vitamin C supplements on hand during Cold/Flu season!
5. Fluids – I know you’ve probably heard people saying to drink plenty of fluids when you have a cold. When you are sick, your body is losing fluids through sweating (if you have a fever), sneezing, and vomiting/diarrhea. So, it is important to replenish those fluids and electrolytes when you are under the weather.
Are you all stocked up on your Cold/Flu essentials?