This is a post in partnership with Kleenex® Brand. Lori Pace is a Kleenex® Brand Ambassador but her opinions are her own.
Col & Flu season is practically a walk on the ‘don’t touch me side’. But with kids, you can’t avoid the squishy hugs and kisses from your little ones… even if they sneezed and coughed their way through dinner. So, whether we like it or not, the season is one we have to be prepared for. I just accept that I will get at least one cold that possibly borders on the flu once a year. And my kids will give it to me. And we will all get it at the same, exact time. If I am lucky, the dogs will avoid it. Kleenex® wants us all to get through this as painlessly as possible. So, not only did they warn us with their achoo by Kleenex® website that helps me predict when the season will hit my area, but they also offer up a ton of great tips to help us through it.
Here are some of the tips and little known facts that I am following to – hopefully- avoid the week on the couch with three sneezing kids.
1. 96% of school nurses agree that when a child comes to school sick, other children tend to catch his or her virus.
2. The Center for Disease Control recommends facial tissues as one of the key strategies to minimize cold and flu viruses.
3. Every year, the U.S. alone reports more than one billion colds and 35 – 50 million flu cases.
4. Boost your immune system with Vitamin D – enjoying a little sunshine can help.
5. To help reduce your fever, put wet towels around your shoulders instead of your forehead.
6. Avoid using humidifiers when you’re sick – they can actually spread the flu germs.
7. Not all liquids hydrate equally – stick to water, herbal tea and fruit juice when you’re sick.
8. All colds are contagious, regardless of mucus color.
I don’t know about you, but I need all the help I can get this season. But it is coming. So, to avoid the day one scramble, I stock up on Kleenex brand’s new thicker and more absorbent everyday tissue, which provides exceptional hand protection by helping to keep hands clean and dry.
But, knowing when cold and flu will hit is only half the battle. Visit the Kleenex® brand website for helpful tips and advice to prepare your home for what’s ahead, and useful information to help you avoid the last minute trips to the store so that you care for your family when someone gets sick.
How are you preparing for the inevitable? I want to hear the tips and tricks you use in your home to keep everyone healthy!