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I don’t like to think about my family being sick. We try to stay as healthy as possible by eating a healthy diet and taking vitamins, but unfortunately it still happens at one point or another. We have been lucky to avoid any major illnesses this winter except for last week when my both of my oldest two kiddos got colds. Thankfully, it didn’t last very long and no one else in the family got sick like we’ve experienced in the past.
When someone in the family gets sick my first inclination is to contact the doctor and find out what to do next. Next, I like to keep specific things on hand so we can get through the sick period a bit more comfortably. Today I’m sharing what some of those cold and flu essentials are for our family.
5 Essentials For The Cold and Flu Season
1. Hand Sanitizer
One of the quickest ways to pass on germs is through dirty hands. We always have hand sanitizer handy, but during the cold and flu season I kick it up a notch. Each time I handle something that one of my sick kiddos touched, I sanitize. If I’m out running errands, I sanitize my hands after I leave the stores or any public areas. I like to carry the small ones that easily attach to handbags so that I don’t lose them.
I specifically use a cool mist humidifier in our home. It helps with congestion, coughs and even nose bleeds which my daughter gets when she has a cold. I also like the fact that cool mist humidifiers are safer to use in a child’s bedroom. There are several options on the market, but generally most are inexpensive. You’ll find that the benefits will outweigh any initial costs you have.
3. Hot Drinks
When I’m sick, I crave hot drinks and my kids are the same way. Although I prefer hot tea and my daily cup of coffee when I’m sick, my kids prefer hot cocoa. There’s absolutely no benefit to this other than making them feel comfortable and soothing their throat. I stock up during the warmer months since I can typically purchase it on sale.
My kids are very active and get bored very easily if they have “nothing” to do. When they’re sick, not being able to do their normal activities makes it that much harder for them. They much rather be playing sports or doing some form of physically activity. I try to keep their mind busy by providing some form of kid friendly entertainment such as movies or books.
Did you know that Chloraseptic is the No. 1 pharmacist-recommended sore throat relief brand* for the whole family? Yup, I remember my mom always having it on hand when I was growing up. It was the only thing she used for our family to relieve sore throats. Why? Because Chloraseptic Sore Throat sprays provide fast relief on contact. I personally like that the sprays come in a variety of flavors including Cherry, Warming Honey Lemon and Grape which is made just for kids. There’s also Max Wild Berry with a target sprayer.
My son prefers the Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges because he can’t seem keep still long enough for me to spray his mouth. The lozenges are also easy to carry and have a soothing liquid center that provides relief for sore throat and mouth pain quickly. The Total lozenges also cools the nasal passages.
Because Chloraseptic lozenges and sprays work on contact you don’t have to wait for other pain products to take effect. This is important in our home since we can’t afford to be out of commission for too long. They are also perfect for on-the-go relief if you’re traveling or visiting family during the cold and flu season. If you need to stock up, just make sure you print this $1 Chloraseptic® Coupon!
Check out the Cold & Flu Tracker to stay up to date on the latest outbreaks in your area. Also check out Chloraseptic® Facebook for DIY ideas and funny posts to get you through these long winter weeks!
What are some of your cold and flu season essentials? Feel free to comment and share!
*Lozenges tied for #1