Cold and Flu season is no fun for anyone. To make it easier I have come up with some simple tips to feel your best during this time of year. Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #StayHealthyWithCVS campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.
The cold and flu season has hit us hard.
It started earlier this year than other years. I was sick for what felt like all of September and then the girls all had mild colds here and there. Then this past week we got surprised with a stomach virus that Pete is currently battling upstairs. I’m trying to stay as far away from him while he fights it, so that one of us is healthy enough to take care of the kids. Before I evacuated our bedroom I set him up with my Nightstand Must-Haves For Cold & Flu Time!
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2. A note pad
I always say I have a good memory, but the truth is that it’s not always great, especially when I’m not feeling well. I now keep a note pad on my nightstand to jot down when I take medicine. It’s important to follow the instructions on medication and to take it as directed. This helps me not to have to guess when the last time I took it was, and when I can take it again.
Nighttime calls for as much rest as possible. I stock our nightstand with this because it offers relief from multiple symptoms to help me get some rest.
4. Something to drink
Each of us have a favorite drink to help us stay hydrated when we are sick. I’m an ice water with lemon person, Pete just likes room temperature water and the girls all seem to rotate through other options. The most important part is to have something to sip throughout the day without much effort.
5. Crackers, toast or other bland flood item
The best way to avoid additional stomach upset is to have something to snack on as you feel up to it. We usually stock our nightstand with lightly salted crackers, but bananas and dry toast are great too. As you start to feel better sipping on broth is a good way to get some nourishment and fluids!
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