Are 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
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.
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?
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