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We’ve all been there: sick as a dog, needing to rest, so badly wishing we had someone to take care of us but instead we have our own children to care for, and desperate for a sick day. I’ve had it happen three times this fall alone, and one day I called an audible and begged my mom to drive the two hour distance from her house to mine to help — and she did! We’re lucky we are now close enough to have that option. But sometimes we don’t have help and we can’t take a sick day and we just have to push through that bug that we’ve caught (probably from our sweet and loving children who are human petri dishes and generously bring home every germ possible). On those days, I’m glad I have a stockpile of ways to fight colds and the flu, and a Kroger just down the street so I can easily replenish my stock when needed. Here’s how to create your own “sick day kit” to get you and your family back on their feet in no time.
These are some of my favorite things to have on hand and are always on my grocery list when I run out:
- TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe Day/Night: This is my go-to for cough, congestion, sore throat, aches, and fever. I love that there is treatment for both daytime or nighttime, so I don’t get drowsy during the day but I can sleep better at night. And I trust it because it is the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand.
- Theraflu ExpressMax Severe Cold & Flu: This is powerful relief without a prescription, and it is great for helping to defeat 7 cold & flu symptoms fast, like sore throat, nasal congestion, chest congestion, fever, cough, headache, and body aches.
- Campbell’s® Soup and Premium Saltine Crackers: For generations moms have turned to Campbell’s® Condensed Soup to soothe and comfort, whether it be due to cold weather or colds and flu. My mom made it for me, and I make it for my children. And Premium Saltine Crackers are always the perfect soup or chili pairing. But when I’m sick, I always long for the same things my mom made for me: chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers 🙂 That is why I keep some on hand to make for myself when I’m down with a cold or the flu.
- Lipton Daily Support Tea: When I’m sick, a cup of tea feels like the best thing in the world. The Lipton Daily Support Tea is an excellent source of Vitamin C. This herbal infusion can help boost your body’s natural defenses against germs, plus it features turmeric, echinacea and ginger — all of which are good for you.
If you want to find any of these products for yourself, I found mine at my local Kroger store. The Tylenol and Theraflu products are found in the cold and flu/pain relief aisle near the pharmacy. The Campbell’s Soups are in the soup aisle, of course and the Premium crackers are in the cracker aisle. Lipton teas are in the tea and coffee aisle.
Put all of your food and beverage supplies in a designated area of your pantry, so you can find them when you need them. Do the same with your medicine — keep the cold and flu medicine separate and where you can find it quickly and easily. If you don’t have a hall closet or bathroom cabinet where you can store supplies (out of the reach of kiddos, of course) then consider making a “sick basket” with all of your supplies and keep it somewhere you can find it all when needed.
Be sure to go here to find more inspiring content on prepping for germ season. There’s also savings on these products. What are your tried and true cold and flu fighters? Do you have something you like to use in your family that your parents gave you as a kid?
Campbell’s® – © 2018 CSC LP Lipton – © 2018 Unilever Theraflu – Read and follow label directions. Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use products only as directed. TYLENOL® – ®Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. Use products only as directed. The makers of TYLENOL® remind you to use only one medicine with acetaminophen at a time.