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4 Tips to be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season #ReliefIsHere

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Here in Tennessee we have been hit hard this winter with the flu, as well as bronchitis, stomach bugs, and colds. Every time I’m on Facebook I see something in my stream about someone’s child having the flu. On the local news we’ve had entire schools being closed due to sickness.

It’s bad. Bad I tell ya.

We have been lucky so far (except Valentine’s Day evening our son got a 24 hour stomach that he got over quickly), but we did/do take precautions. Here are 4 tips to be prepared for cold and flu season….

Flu Shot

My husband and I got the flu shot (my son got the flu mist). No, it may not keep you from getting the flu since there are so many strains of the flu and the shot can’t protect you from all of them, but it helps. And I believe that if you do get the flu after having a flu shot it isn’t as bad as it would have been if you had not received the flu vaccination.

Keep the Germs Away

We wash our hands often. I’m not a germ0phobe, but during cold and flu season, I am definitely overly cautious. I don’t want to take any chances. I also preach nag teach my son the importance of cover his nose and/or mouth with a tissue (or inside elbow of his arm) when he coughs or sneezes.

Crosses, Garlic, & Holy Water (just kidding…. maybe)

Okay, I’m not talking about vampires, but we do try to avoid people who we know are sick. I am truly sorry if you’re sick, but I will just have to give you my love from a distance, until you are well.

A Stocked Medicine Cabinet

And, we keep Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil Severe on hand. Just like this past Saturday night and Sunday when my son was sick, we had winter storm warnings out for Monday and I was worried we would be snowed in and him sick. Thankfully I had picked up Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil at Walmart last week, just in case… I’d rather be safe than sorry. I got both together as a value pack at a great price, too.

About Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu

Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms including:

Vicks DayQuil Severe Cold & Flu

Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms:

I like knowing that if I do have a cold or the flu I have something that will help with the symptoms. Especially something like NyQuil Severe to help me sleep (because when you’re sick it’s so hard to sleep) and DayQuil Severe that will keep the symptoms at bay and allow me to be alert and able to do the things I need to do during the day.

We have been snowed, well to be more correct, iced in, since yesterday afternoon, with the weather looking bitterly cold as the week goes on, we may be stuck in the house for the rest of the week. Even though I hope we won’t need Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil, I feel comforted knowing I have it.

What tip do you have to keep you and your family healthy during cold and flu season?

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