As most kids have headed back to school and many adults are back to (or continuing) a more normal work routine, stocking your medicine cabinet with cold and flu remedies should definitely be on your to-do list. Here are a few cold and flu relief aids our members turn to when those symptoms hit hard.
Zicam Cold Remedy
Many people swear by these quick dissolving tablets to actually shorten the length of their cold symptoms and reduce the severity. The zinc tablets are said to work best if you can take them when at the first signs you are coming down with a cold. SheSpeaks member Gmoney1951 is a long time user of this remedy and says, “Big fan of ZICAM products! Have been using them for years and they work. Have not found any that did not get rid of cold real quick.
Tylenol Dissolve Packs
These are great when you’re out and don’t have a cup of water handy or if you just don’t like swallowing pills. You simply pour the powder on your tongue from the packet and it quickly dissolves and begins offering pain relief and reduces fever. Fans of these dissolve packs rave at how fast-acting the medicine works on symptoms of a cold like headache and fever. SheSpeaks member Jenaemata says, “These Dissolve packs work very fast and there is no taste. I keep them in my purse, you will be impressed on how much better you will feel in the matter of minutes.”
Zarbies Elderberry Immune Support Gummies
These are more of a preventative measure to take suring cold and flu season as a way to boost the immune system. These are available for both kids and adults and actually taste pretty good. But fans of the gummies take them for all of the added vitamins and immune support. SheSpeaks member mtiller says, “These gummies are yummy! Not only do they have a great fruit flavor, but they also have vitamins and minerals to support my immune system. They contain vitamins A, C, D, E & Zinc. They're made with real elderberry extract, which acts as an antioxidant. I take them year-round.”
Vicks VapoRub Cough Suppressant and Topical Analgesic
There’s a reason Vicks VapoRub has been around forever, people say it actually works to calm coughs and help rest during a cold or flu. The cooling eucalyptus oil fragrance and menthol is pleasant for stuffy noses and a tight chest. SheSpeaks member VictoriaHC has used it since she was little and says, “This is something we use in my family since I was a child. It always helps when my nose is runny or if I have a headache. We basically use this for everything :)”
Parents who rely on Children’s Motrin to relieve cold and flu symptoms love that it is both fast and long acting. When kids are sick, getting them to feel better faster is a big deal and their flavors of grape, bubble gum and berry are easy on the palatte. SheSpeaks member Fatimare says, “Love this medication it is a life saver. When my son had fever it takes some minutes after he take this medication and it clear out.”
What cold and flu remedies do you keep stocked up on during this time of year?
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Definitely have to try that fast dissolve Tylenol! For the flu I'm getting my vaccine!
I tried the Zicam Nasal swabs recently. They worked pretty well. I was pleasantly surprised.
Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain. It works well with for congestion pain.