Relief Solutions to Try This Cold and Flu Season

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The dreaded cold and flu season is here, and we’ve already seen the effects in our home. Every year, it’s the same story, and usually it starts with one child who’s exposed from another child at school. Then it spreads like wildfire.

Despite our best efforts, many of us will be forced to admit defeat and retreat to our couches with a healthy supply of tissues and hot liquids. Well, maybe for the kids – because this Mom doesn’t get a sick day, of course.

While you might not be able to prevent yourself from getting sick in the first place, there are things you can do to feel better and get back on your feet sooner.

This Cold and Flu Season


Solutions to Try This Cold and Flu Season

Clear your nose
Having a blocked nose can be one of the worst parts about being sick. If cold medications still leave you feeling stuffed up, try pairing them with a saline spray like hydraSense®. hydraSense® is 100% naturally sourced sea water that is clinically proven to help get rid of nasal congestion so you can breathe better and concentrate on getting the rest you need.

Clean up your act

This one is often overlooked! Keep anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer within reach on sick days to avoid leaving germs on the surfaces in your home. The last thing you want to do is spread sickness to your friends and family members. You’ll feel better knowing you’re keeping your germs to yourself.

 Give yourself a (delicious!) boost

When you’re sick, making nutritious meals may feel like more of a chore. If your sick-day meals are more microwave friendly than health conscious, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need with a multivitamin. If you’re not a fan of pills, try One A Day® Gummies. They taste great and help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. For some added Vitamin C, pop Redoxon® into a ½ glass of cold water. You get 10 oranges worth of vitamin C in one tablet!

Take a hike

Did you know that light exercise can help to relieve congestion when you have a cold? Instead of staying cooped up inside, a brisk walk can help you feel restored. Just make sure you don’t overdo it.

Put your sore throat on ice

Sucking on ice chips can help temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat by numbing and calming some of the inflammation causing your pain. Other ways to soothe a sore throat include gargling warm salt water or sipping on a warm herbal tea.

Remember, the last thing you want to do when you’re sick is go to the store. So, stock up today to get ready for the winter.


What is on your “must have” list for a sick day?



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Equivalent to the vitamin C of 10 raw oranges. Data on file. When diet is not enough – Redoxon is not meant to replace food.


  1. My tip is to wash your hands often and make sure to sanitize lightswitches and doorknobs often to help stop the spread of germs.

  2. My best tip is to practice good hand hygiene – it’s simple but it works

  3. Bring hand sanitizer with you everywhere! Especially after having your hands on things in public places like grocery cart handles, cashier check-out surfaces, store doors, etc that everyone has touched.

  4. Absolutely hand-washing is the best preventative measure.
    As the weather gets colder and we are indoors longer, germs are more easily spread.
    Wash those hands and carry hand sanitizer with you for your hands and also for surfaces that are frequently touched by others.

  5. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest,eat healthy and wash y our hands often!

  6. Best tip is hand sanitizer, carry it with you and use it frequently while out. Works great on shopping cart handles which are full of germs.

  7. Make sure to get your flu shot every year and to wash your hands often and use sanitizer!

  8. I like to drink lots of lemon and orange infused water,take vitamins daily and keep some cold supplies on hand for when you get caught off guard with a cold.

  9. I think the most important thing to do during cold & flu season is to get the flu shot and take vitamin C.

  10. my biggest tip is the simple handwashing, everytime you enter the house from being anywhere.

  11. I haven’t had a cold since I started rinsing with Listerine morning and night. Plus, I wash my hands whenever I can.

  12. My best tip for cold and flu season is keep your hands away from your ears,nose and mouth and wash those hands often!

  13. Wash your hands lots. When you get home, wash your hands. If you need to touch anywhere on your face, wash your hands first.

  14. My tips kleenex, echinacea, orange juice, water, chicken noodle soup, , sleep & pain medicine.
    Washing your hands & not touching your nose,eyes & mouth.

  15. My best tip for cold and flu season is to frequently wash your hands.

  16. I make sure to wash my hands often and use lots of hand sanitizer.

  17. Don’t let yourself get run down. Eat right, get lots of rest and wash your hands often. Also be more diligent about wiping down frequently touched surfaces in your home like door knobs, light switches and tap handles with a good sanitizing cleaner.

  18. My best tip for cold and flu season is to wash your hands with soap and water after being out in the public.

  19. My tip would be to get the flu shot. It does help protect against or at least minimize the symptoms of the flu.

  20. frequent hand washing, can’t say it enough. People also need to start cleaning their devices too.

  21. I find that keeping active and eating right has been the best thing for me. Since I’ve started exercising consistently and watching what I eat, I never get sick anymore.

  22. My tip for staying healthy is’ Have a tablespoon of honey daily. It’s a natural antibiotic.

  23. The big one is hand washing! Also I swear by oil of oregano for keeping things at a bay.

  24. get plenty of rest, wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitizer, and drink lots of water! also, prevention is key – be sure to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and take your vitamins! and don’t forget your flu shot! 🙂

  25. My biggest tip is to keep your hands clean – lots of hand-washing, and try to limit touching things like doorknobs, handrails, table surfaces etc. in public places.

  26. Wash your hands …. many times a day! Use hand sanitizer when out and about too!!

  27. Wash your hands frequently and remember to get your flu jab.

  28. Washing hands is key to staying healthy. If I do get sick I find lots of hot tea makes me feel better.

  29. I always make sure to take my vitamins daily, and wash my hands to prevent spreading any germs.

  30. Wash hands, sneeze in your sleeve, get the most sleep you can and eat healthy

  31. Drink lots of fluids, wash your hands often, and try not to get too close to sick people

  32. When you are feeling under the weather, take that good rest and drink lots of liquid which can be tea, noodle soup.

  33. The closest Holiday Inn Express location is Macleod Trail in Calgary!

  34. Being diabetic my family is big into hand washing and disinfecting as well as avoiding touching their face when hands are not clean. Plus we like to gift people tissues

  35. My advice is to have a lot of foods with vitamin C to prevent colds and flus.

  36. Get the flu shot and wash your hands all the time will help to reduce the cold and flu!

  37. My best tip is to wash your hands frequently. Drinking plenty of water and dressing warm can make a big difference too. I drink a lot of tea and i feel like that help a lot.

  38. My tip is good hand washing and get proper sleep! I find when I’m tired I get sick easily.

  39. My tip is to wash your hands often and cough into your elbow to help stop the spread of germs.

  40. I’m getting the beginnings of a cold right now. I made my self a nice hot cuppa tea to keep warm and decongest, but i totally forgot all about it until i got to your post haha! Time to heat it back up.

  41. drink lots of water, eat lots of vegetables and fruits and dress appropriately

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