I am a Kleenex Ambassador. This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Before you now it, the cold and flu season is going to be in full effect and I want to share some tips from Kleenex with you on how to survive being ill. And certainly when and if you come down with the flu you don’t want to be heading out of the house to get the items you need to get better.
Hopefully, you have checked out my previous post about the Achoo App that lets you know how close the flu is in your area. Keep checking it because the flu will be arriving at some point over the next few months.
The Cold and flu season has always been unpredictable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), although epidemics of cold and flu happen every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another. That means that the cold and flu can hit your family without warning, and if you aren’t prepared with cold and flu essentials like Kleenex Everyday Tissue, you might be left scrambling and playing catch up after sickness has entered your home.
Tissues are the most commonly used item in the home when you or a family member have a cold. Do you have enough boxes to get you through this flu season? Make sure you are stocked up.
I like to keep extra tissues in the car as well, you never know when you might need them.
Top 10 ways to prepare for the Cold & Flu Season
- Do you clean the most commonly used items/areas in the house or office space often? Don’t forget about doorknobs, phones, keyboards, elevator buttons and even the refrigerator handle.
- Stock up on garlic; it has anti-bacterial properties and thyme is a remedy for coughs. This is an easy addition to chicken soup.
- While you are at the grocery store pick up some veggies as well, this will help add antioxidants to your diet.
- Just because you are drinking a liquid it doesn’t necessarily mean it is keeping you hydrated. Make sure you have plenty of water, herbal tea and fruit juice. Electrolytes can help with an upset stomach by diluting it and having small sips every 5-10 minutes.
- With young ones in the home, I want to make sure that everyone is as healthy as possible but being in school can be tricky. Did you know that 96% of school nurses agree that when a child comes to school sick, other children tend to catch his or her virus.
- Even though the temperature is dropping outside you can Boost your immune system with Vitamin D – enjoying a little sunshine can help.
- Avoid using a humidifier when you’re sick – they can actually spread the flu germs.
- All colds are contagious, regardless of mucus color.
- Don’t forget it isn’t too late to get your flu shot. Every year, the U.S. alone reports more than one billion colds and 35 – 50 million flu cases.
- The most important thing for all of us to remember is:
If you would like to learn more about the these tips and where you can find additional tips and advice to prepare your homes for what’s ahead, and useful information to help you avoid the last-minute trips to the store so that you can care for their family when someone gets sick, click here to go to Kleenex.com.