In some parts of the country, the cold weather has arrived, like in New York City, our home since a month ago, its 40 degrees today! Coming from California you can imagine how cold I am! Unfortunately with the freezing temperatures also comes the flu and cold.
As a mom specially, there’s nothing worse than being sick or have a sick child and during the holidays is even worst! The good news are, there are ways to combat those pesky germs.
Here are 5 tips for feeling better if you get the flu or cold.
1. STAY HOME – The holidays mean parties and gatherings – and
many people attend even when they are sick. Do your best to avoid
others who are sick.
And if you or your kids have a cold, stay home! The more you rest the faster you’ll get better!
2. GET SOME FRESH AIR – Ventilate as best you can if the
weather allows it. During the winter months, we are more likely to
stay indoors. When weather permits, open up your windows and let some
fresh air in!
3. BE PREPARED – I always have a cold weather home kit with the essentials such as; thermometer, fever reducer and Chloraseptic® throat lozenges for sore throat and cough for kids and adults.
Specially when you travel. The air on airplanes is very dry – which can cause a
sore, scratchy throat. Chloraseptic® lozenges are a great way to
keep your throat feeling great.
4. REST UP – Many people drink more alcohol around the holidays
– and that can worsen the quality of your sleep. Being well rested is
a great way to prevent colds from making you sick so doesn’t over
5. SANITIZE EVERYTHING – Wash your hands and wipe down surfaces
that many people touch – like keyboards, doorknobs, telephones,
elevator buttons, etc. Use hand sanitizer – but only if you can’t wash
with soap and water. Hand sanitizer doesn’t get rid of all types of
viruses – washing is best! I always put a hand sanitizer in my kids’ backpack and I tell them to use it, before lunch, after recess and on their way home to avoid bringing germs from school.
So if you or your child feels under the weather, follow these tips for feeling better if you get the flu or cold.
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The tips and tricks are in part from Chloraseptic’s own expert Maria M.
Mantione, Associate Clinical Professor at St. John’s University
College of Pharmacy and Health Services. I received Chloraseptic® products for review and giveaway as always all opinions are my own.