With winter here, cold and flu season is definitely upon us. I try to stay prepared to prevent any illnesses, but sometimes they find their way to me anyway. I think that’s a “perk” of having kids, right?
Since I sometimes fall a little under the weather, I keep my purse ready with five cold-fighting essentials. These also come in handy for my two boys, since they seem to bring home every germ from school and daycare.
5 Cold-Fighting Items to Keep in your Purse
1. Tissues – A runny nose is my worst enemy. I’d rather be stuffed up with congestion than have my nose dripping. Tissues are my best defense to keep things clean when I’m a little sick.
2. Hand sanitizer – In order to keep my germs to myself, and hopefully not share them with my family, I keep hand sanitizer on tap when I have a cold. It’s also helpful in the prevention of further illness.
According to Chloraseptic® Pharmacist Maria Mantione, washing your hands with soap and water is the best way to prevent the spread of the common cold. When you are out and about with no sink handy, hand sanitizer is a good alternative to keep germs at bay.
3. Lip balm – Is it just me, or do lips completely dry out when you are fighting a cold? Mine almost always do, so I keep some chapstick in my purse to battle the painful dryness and cracking.
4. Saline drops – These stay in my purse at all times during the winter, for myself and the kids. The nasal drops help to relieve congestion so we can breath easier while battling a cold.
5. Sore throat spray – When my cold is really in full force and it hurts to eat, I need some relief throughout the day. Nothing soothes an irritated throat better than Chloraseptic sore throat spray. The new cherry flavor provides a great taste while soothing your aching throat.
Chloraseptic sprays are the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for sore throat liquids/sprays and are perfect to offer you targeted relief. They also offer lozenges with a liquid center that soothe nasal passages and suppress coughs. Both of these together really help to fight your cold symptoms.
You can find Chloraseptic sprays and lozenges in mass retailers, major drug stores, and grocery stores nationwide. Use this coupon to help you save on your own cold-fighting items!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.