It never fails just as fall hits and the air changes I find myself battling the annoying sneezing, sore throat and coughing. The cold season seems to hit my family hard about this time of year. The symptoms are annoying and by far hard to ignore.
How do you know when you have a cold?
Sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, coughing, watery eyes, mild headache and mild body aches will take over your body. When cold-causing germs invade your body your sinuses and nose will develop a clear mucus. With the help of a few remedy inducing items found at Walgreens we can have our family prepared for the cough and cold season.
Six Tips To prepare your Family for Cough and Cold Season
Wash it Off
You can help to keep colds at bay by washing your hands often. I keep hand sanitizer in my bag and my boys know if we are out and about to use it often. Leaving play areas, before we eat or simply after we have been out in public places.
You should also be disinfecting your home and office, paying special attention to door knobs, telephones and other areas that are capable of being germ spreaders.
Take a Load Off
Rest will help relieve the effects of colds. If your child seems to be coming down with a cold, give them a personal day to lye low and relax.
Steam it Up
If you have a humidifier turn that baby on. If not turn on a hot shower and hang out in their for a bit to help clear congestion.
Visit your local Walgreens and stock up.
Acetaminophen and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) on over-the-counter pain relievers and fever reducers. The Acetaminophen will help relieve headaches, muscle aches and fever. NSAIDs include aspirin, naproxen, ketoprofen and ibuprofen, and are also found in many medicines taken for colds, sinus pressure and allergies, such as cough syrup, cold and sinus medicines.
Decongestant or saline nasal spray to help relieve nasal symptoms. This helps wash the germs from the nose and sinuses.
Herbal Tea with a bit of honey and dash of lemon juice. Herbal tea has been shown to produce compounds that may help fight infections due to colds. It is also a great throat reliever.
Keep up to date on Cough and Cold Season
Join the “Preparing for Cough & Cold Season” Twitter Party: Please join @LatinaMomBlogs for the #WalgreensLatino Preparing for Cough & Cold Season Twitter Party on 10/15 at 9 pm ET. Lot’s of great prizes but you must RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1fXG9fe
For more information about symptomatic relief, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Remember, always use over-the-counter products as directed. Connect with Walgreens on Facebook.
I’d love to hear your tips tips to prepare your family for cough and cold season? Do you have any at home remedies we can try?
— Michelle Cantu (@AThriftyDiva) October 10, 2013