Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves for Cold and Flu Season

Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves for Cold and Flu SeasonAre you ready for cold and flu season? If not, it’s time to get prepared! The season is getting into full swing and odds are…you or a member of your household will end up with a cold or worst yet, the flu this year.

Every year when the month of October rolls around, I re-stock my medicine cabinet with all of the cold & flu season necessities. In addition, I stock up on facial tissues, puzzle books, gingerale, gatorade and soup! The last thing you want to do when you come down sick is run out to a retail store to pick up supplies.

Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves for Cold and Flu Season

Thermometer – Take Temperatures
Tylenol – Fever Reducer/Aches & Pains
Simply Saline Nasal Mist – Nasal Congestion Relief
Benadryl – Allergic Reactions & Decongestant
Pepto Bismal – Upset Stomach & Diarrhea
Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops – Soothe Sore Throats
Theraflu for Cold & Flu
Eye Drops – Moisture Tears
Robitussin Cough Syrup
Mucinex Cold, Cough & Sore Throat
Gatorade – 4-6 Bottles for Dehydration
Heating Pad
Ice Pack or Ice Bag
Gingerale – 1-3 Bottles for Upset Stomach
Box of Facial Tissues

The items I have listed above are what I’ve stocked my Cold & Flu Season Medicine Cabinet with. Of course, if you have little children in your home, you’ll need more than that and you’ll need pediatric versions of it.

Simply Saline Nasal Mist

One item that we use year round is called Simply Saline Nasal Mist. My husband and I both suffer with seasonal allergies and just like all of you, we get head colds during the late Fall & Winter seasons. Simply Saline is safe to use every day and it moisturizes & clears nasal congestion. I don’t know about all of you, but I’m completely miserable when my nasal passages get all congested up with junk. This nasal mist does a great job at clearing it out and moisturizing your nasal passages, so that you can breathe easier. A definite must-have in my book!

So, let me ask that question again. How many of you are ready for cold & flu season? Do you have your medicine cabinet stocked & ready to go?

Disclaimer: Shelly H. received a complimentary product to feature & review on this blog. No monetary compensation was received. Shelly’s thoughts, opinions and words about the product are 100% her own, unbiased opinion. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering our giveaways. Thanks!


  1. we use a few of those products, but I also have to have some sort of Vapo Rub and a eucalyptus/cold and flu bath. Since my husband work on an organic farm we tent to treat a lot of illnesses with a more natural approach, and use turmeric water as an anti-inflammatory and headache treatment.

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have my medicine chest stocked the entire year. The one thing I add is NeilMed sinus rinse which I find to be very effective in clearing my sinuses.

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    Oh, I dread this time of year. Since I have diabetes, it seems everything I get hangs on twice as long. Ugh!

  4. These are definitely great products to have on hand. I like to use Simply Saline Nasal Mist especially when I’m sick.