Surviving the Cold and Flu Season Begins Right Here #FindYourHealthy
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October is officially the beginning of flu season in the United States. Surviving the cold and flu season doesn’t have to be a battle. With Products from CVS Health line you can keep everyone in your family’s immune system running strong and keep the flu bug far away all season long.
1. Get ahead of the germs and arm yourself with immunity supporting vitamins like CVS Health Children’s Airshield. It’s so important to take a daily vitamin and extra immunity supporting vitamins during cold and flu season especially for the kids. CVS Health Children’s Airshield gives your body an extra boost of Vitamin C and more vitamins to keep your system running to help support your immune system and ward off colds and the flu.
2. Hand Sanitizer – Using Hand Sanitizer is a great way to keep your hands germ free. I use it every time I go to the grocery store. Before and After touching the cart. You never know who was using the cart before you or if they’ve had a cold or the flu. I find that using Hand Sanitizer helps me a lot and helps my kids. They use hand sanitizer while in school. This is so important because we all know how fast germs can spread when kids are grouped together in a small room.
3. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. A lack of sleep can make you more susceptible to infection and picking up germs – use Melatonin to help you get the healthy sleep you need. I talked about Melatonin last week and how just one pill a night helps me to fall asleep faster when I have a lot on my mind and fighting to get some shut eye. Give it a try you never know what good it can be for you unless you try it. It’s non-habit forming and great tasting too.
4. Make sure your kids know how to thoroughly wash their hands and cover a cough/sneeze to avoid bringing classroom germs back home with them at the end of the day. Covering their mouth especially when they have a cough or sneezing is a great way to stop germs from spreading. Following up with hand sanitizer will keep their hands germs free.
5. Keep flu solutions on hand for when you need it the most – suggested products include CVS Health Cold & Flu Single Serve Cups, CVS Health Throat Lozenges, CVS Health Nasal Strips for sinus congestion, and children’s cold and cough medicine. I keep atleast 2 bottles on the shelf for the children’s medicine. With having four kids we go through cold medicine quickly especially through the cold and flu season. Once one of them gets it usually they all get it.
6. Stop by your local CVS MinuteClinic to get your flu shot. The CDC recommends a seasonal flu vaccination every year for everyone 6 months old and older. It’s the best way to protect from the flu and prevent an outbreak at your kid’s school. Pass the word on getting Flu shots early before the flu season hits hard. Better to be ahead of the flu before the flu hits your area.
Bonus: Why get out of the car and shop when you don’t feel up to it. Use CVS Curbside Pickup to get cold and flu items without having to go in the store yourself. The last thing you want to do when you’re sick is go shopping – or spread the germs even more. CVS Curbside is also great when you have a sick kid in the car, sleeping baby, or it’s raining outside. You don’t want to drag them through CVS – simply order all your flu needs on the app and have your order come to your car door! How’s that for amazing service?