Tips to Fight the Cold and Flu Season

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I love the cooler temperatures. I am made for fall and winter so much more than spring and summer. However, what I don’t look forward to this time of year is sickness. And with 3 kids in school, the cold and flu germs get around.

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While I would love to be wrong, it’s fair odds to say that someone in my house will get sick this year. In fact, we’ve already had our first round of colds pass through. Will that be the worst of it? I doubt it. So we do what we can when sick gets real with a medicine cabinet of trusted products and lots of tissue. Keep reading for your chance to win a $25 virtual Visa Gift card and Bundle of Children’s Cold and Flu Products!

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As such, once the first sniffle starts I make sure to stock up on cold and flu medicine. When sick gets real, the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare are there with three solutions – Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp® – to tackle the ickiest of symptoms.

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First up in our medicine cabinet is Children’s Advil® Suspension. A great solution to ease those aches and pains associated with the common cold, while reducing a child’s fever fast. Children’s Advil® is made for kids as young as 2 and up to 11 and comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. Children’s Advil® is also great on headaches, flu, and tooth aches.

Also in our cold and flu fighting repertoire is Children’s Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack for ages 4+. Formulated just for kids in a non-drowsy daytime formula that helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.

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And for ages 6+ there’s Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough in a great tasting grape flavor. It’s ready when you are to help tackle a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.

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Of course, it’s best to keep those germs away to begin with. Thus, we have 5 More Tips to Fight the Cold and Flu Season. Not included on the list? Keep your kids quarantined to their room all winter, because that’s really the only fool-proof method. And I’m sure even that wouldn’t work.

5 More Tips to Fight the Cold and Flu Season

  • Wash hands frequently. Use hand sanitizer in between hand washings.
  • Avoid sharing objects. Use disinfectant spray on common areas at home.
  • Take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest and eat right.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough. Use tissues liberally.
  • Stock up on cold and flu medicine.

As always, it is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information and to use as directed. For more cold and flu fighting tips and information, be sure to follow the Sick Just Got Real Facebook Page.

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  1. Blow Your Nose Often — and the Right Way. It’s important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other.

  2. We usually bleach door knobs counters and bathrooms twice a week always wash our hands and use hand sanitizer

  3. Wash your hands often, and don’t touch your face. I always touch my nose after grabbing a door knob, or rub my eyes after touching something that who knows how many people have touched. I don’t even think about it while I’m doing it.

  4. I make the kids get flu shots every year and we stock up on cough drops/cold medicine

  5. Besides using hand sanitizer and always wash your hands, you should (if you want to) carry some cough drops when you go out. It’s good to avoid getting a scratchy and sore throat.

  6. Wash your hands. Use sanitizing wipes at the supermarket, etc to clean shopping cart handles before using.

  7. We eat healthy meals, take a daily vitamin, get plenty of sleep and wash our hands frequently.

  8. My best tip is to drink warm honey and lemon water in the morning to soothe sore throats and encourage a strong immune system.

  9. now that we have custody of our 3 yr old grandson, we always teach him to wash his hands and to cover his mouth when he coughs.

  10. Lots of hand washing and antibacterial wipes. I use wipes at stores, the library and basically anywhere that is public.

  11. I drink a tonic of apple cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, and cayenne pepper every morning while sick and it definitely shortens my cold!

  12. Well since I have a cold right now, I am just making sure I take lots of medicine. I wash my hands often; and attempt to rest. Thank you

  13. This is the tip: chicken noodle soup, a comforter, a couch and a show to binge watch. One day of that and I am good as new….and of course some Robitussin 🙂

  14. My best tip is to wash your hands, keep a safe distance from others who are sick, not rub your eyes/face, etc.

  15. Hand washing is the best way I avoid the winter illnesses.
    when I can’t avoid them, I keep my medicine cabinet well stocked to ease the symptoms.

  16. Washing your hands! I always have fever reducer on me year round…because it seems that’s how things start for my daughter. We’ve already had to break it out twice this season…and it’s barely started!

  17. I make sure we eat foods high in vitamin c, and ones with zink. They really seem to fight off sickness.

  18. Frequently wash your hands, avoid sick people, carry hand sanitizer, keep medicine and tissues on hand.

  19. My best tip is lots of liquids and chicken soup when you are sick. To avoid getting sick, wash hands often and use hand sanitizer when you can’t.

  20. Mine is to do a lot of handwashing, get plenty of Vitamin C and eat as healthy as possible.

  21. For me personally I have to get a lot of rest to avoid getting ill. Whenever I am super tired I am more susceptible.

  22. An easy tip to follow is drink a ton of water. It helps flush out all the toxins and gives your system a better chance at fighting the cold.

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