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Five Essentials for Cold & Flu Season: NyQuil/DayQuil Severe #ReliefIsHere

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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
    • Headache
    • Fever
    • 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?

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