Cold & flu season is upon us! And, given all the medical craziness our family has had the past few months, I’m doing everything in my power to try to avoid getting any of these respiratory viruses and/or lessen the symptoms once they hit! Baby Brother has had a Christmas cold, but so far (knock on wood), it’s been pretty minor and everyone else has stayed healthy. One thing we’ve been using to help fight the nasal congestion is ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™.
I love that it’s safe enough to give the kids! There really is very little over-the-counter cold/cough relief “medicine” that is deemed safe to give to the really little ones. But, my pediatrician recommends using a saline spray for the cold & flu ick. I love that the ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ has just two simple ingredients – purified water and salt. So, it’s safe for little noses too. The kids certainly don’t like using it, but it really does help to flush out the yucky noses (and it doesn’t hurt that it almost always makes my little guys sneeze ;), which helps flush things out as well). The other benefit is that it helps moisturize the nasal passages, which is especially important this time of year. Heaters (and drier air in general) dry out all of our mucous membranes, making us more susceptible to those nasty respiratory bugs. So, this time of year especially, ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ is a must-have in our medicine cabinet!
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wash hands, stay out of very crowded areas, take more vitamin c.
make sure to wash your hands with soap and water
To wash your hands often and carry hand sanitizer.
Wash hands frequently and drink plenty of water
always hand wash
I read this tip recently. Take a pen out with you when you go shopping. A lot of germs are spread through the debit card keypad at the store cash register. Instead of punching in your pin with your fingers, use a pen.
My favorite cold and flu tip: sleep it does a body good! A well rested body is better prepared to fight off cold and flu.
my tip is to take vitamins daily and avoid crowds
Washing my hands frequently and taking my vitamins regularly!
Wash hands especially when coming home after school/work/errands and always keep Purell in your purse/car.
Wash your hands as much as you can!
I carry hand sanitizer in my purse and take lots of vitamins D and C.
cold and flu tips – drink a lot of water, take vitamin c and avoid chills and dampness, and have a lot of tissues to cover coughs.
We eat healthy and drink honey/lemon at the onset of a cold
We wte ake vitamins and wash our hands
Wash hands often, eat healthy and get plenty of rest.
Wash your hands….constantly.
I try to eat healthy and wash my hands often!!
Always wash your hands!
wash your hands often
My favorite tip is to wash your hands properly – for about 30 seconds and with hot water.
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Washing your hands to prevent spreading germs is my favorite
I take EmergenC and wash my hands , especially after putting food away in pantry from the grocery store. A lot of people have touched the same products, and I try to be mindful of those germs! 🙂
TAKE YOUR VITAMIN, EXTRA VITAMIN C AND WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN
take your vitamins and wash your hands
Eat a lot of oranges and stay away from germy people :+)
Wash your hands a lot and take vitamins
Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
I put garlic in a lot of our food and it really seems to help. We also take vitamins and wash our hands!
Washing my hands and staying away from crowds when possible!
wash your hands!
Wash your hands frequently and take multivitamins!
I wash my hands often and when I’m out I use hand sanitizer.
Wash hands often and chicken soup.
My best tip is to wash your hands, use antibacterial wipes in public places and drink plenty of fluids.
My favorite tip is to wash your hands! That is the best way to prevent getting sick!
Of course – wash hands! But cough and sneeze into the elbow is always a fun one. And cold/flu season is always rough on us asthmatics, so I always recommend paying attention when pollution advisories are high – stay inside and take care of your lungs!
If you get sick, stay home! Don’t go to work, where you’ll make other people sick (and if you’re not well, you won’t be doing a good job anyway). Try to avoid even going to the store or other public places, too. Stay home and take care of yourself.
Do not let yourself get dehydrated. Fluids, stay warm, and vitamins. You must stay strong to fight that cold.
Lots of handwashing and tea to get through the season
wash your hands a lot! at least every hour or so!
wash your hands constantly, and use cold ease
Get your flu shot. Best prevention!
frequent hand washing!
What we do is we all wash our hands as soon as we enter our home after being out and about! Try to keep those germs away!
I think hand washing and learning/teaching safe practices in regards to sneezing and coughing goes a long way in protecting against getting sick
You can’t do a lot when you are surrounded by germs every single day. Wash hands, don’t touch your face, stay home if you can, the same old things. But one tip I have is to always have chicken soup ingredients ready at home for a big bowl of comfort when a nasty bug does hit!
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Drinking lots of water, and taking vitamin d in the winter months.
My favorite tip is to wash your hands often. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Wash hands and use hand sanitizer.
Always make sure to wash your hands.
My favorite tip is really do eat chicken soup. There is not only the warmt from the soup but there really is something in hot chicken soup or broth that clears sinuses and chest colds.
Wash hands frequently and plenty of water and rest
My tip is to wash hands frequently.
My tip for the flu season is to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands regularly.
I am careful to make sure i am getting enough Vitamin C!
Eat as much garlic as you can!
Take vitamins and wash hands frequently
Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you at all times – and use it!
wash your hands and drink plenty of water.
We use frequent and handwashing, lysol and dayquil
wash your hands!!!!!
take lots of vitamins and wash your hands
I take a daily vitamin and use a lot of hand sanitizer
We take daily vitamins, wash hands often and get plenty of rest!
Wash your hands a lot and take vitamins