Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on December 4, 2013

Ah cold and flu season is in full swing! So many of our friends have been down and out and I’m crossing fingers it doesn’t hit our home. That’s why it’s so important to stock up my medicine cabinet with the tools I’ll need to combat germs and to keep my family healthy!

A few weeks ago, CVS/pharmacy sent me a care package full of everything I’ll need to help my family through the height of flu season.

CVS products

CVS Brand Gummy Vitamins: help support a healthy immune system all year long but especially during peak cold and flu season! They are all-natural flavored and my boys like the taste!

Total Home Travel-Pack Tissues: Be prepared when the first sneeze of the season strikes! These tissues are soft and absorbent for all your on-the-go sniffle needs.

Total Home Antibacterial Wipes: Not only are these wipes strong, soft, and have a pleasant smell, but they can also rid your skin of dirt and germs in a snap.

Travel-Sized CVS Brand Hand Sanitizer Spray: Don’t leave yourself defenseless against germs while on the go. Throw it in your bag and/or car to use when needed. It kills 99% of germs and leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed with Vitamin E and aloe.

CVS Brand Cough Drops: Cold and flu symptoms can be uncomfortable – especially when you have a sore throat. These cough drops provide temporary relief for sore throats that may be brought on by coughs – ouch!

CVS Brand Extended Mucus Relief (Mucinex): The new CVS Brand Mucus Extended Release tablets contain the same exact active ingredients as the leading national brand alternative to relieve chest congestion caused by the common cold. 

CVS/pharmacy Brand Healthcare products and OTC medications have the same active ingredients and are regulated under the same strict FDA guidelines as national brand alternatives. 

The best part? Shoppers can save up to 30% on common cold and flu remedies when they buy CVS/pharmacy Brand Healthcare products. Now that’s a savings!

More tips for fighting a cold or the flu:

  1. Wash your hands and make sure your kids are washing their hands a few times a day.
  2. Avoid touching your face. This can be tough for little ones but important to remind them.
  3. Stay active!
  4. Eat healthy. Make sure to pack your kids fruit and vegetables for lunch and eat a well-balanced dinner.
  5. Use hand sanitizer. I like to keep one in the car and in my bag because you never know when you’ll need it.
  6. When you or your kids are sick, stay home. By going to work or school, you are only exposing others to your cold plus you need rest!
  7. Get as much sleep as you can. 

I wanted to share this interesting infographic created by Tylenol and Parents magazine:

Tylenol Infographic

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy winter season!

Do you have any tips and/or tricks to add?

Disclosure: I received the above products to test out and stock up my medicine cabinet. All opinions are my own.

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink


I'm Tina, a wife and mother of two very active little boys. I'm the Co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a marketing company that hosts networking events for women in social media. I'm also part of the BabyCenter social media team and the 2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio.

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1 Elaine A. December 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I have trouble with the get enough sleep part. I’m such a night person!

And the flu has already struck here this season! UGH!

Hope you all stay well. :)
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2 Tina @ Life Without Pink December 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Oh no really? I’m hoping we make it out without anyone getting it…crossing fingers! And I’m the same as you, need more sleep!
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3 Ashley December 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Surviving cold and flu season is so hard, especially for parents!! I think so many people overlook the preventative measures like getting enough rest and taking vitamins. These are great tips!
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4 Tina @ Life Without Pink December 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Yes true. I need to start getting more sleep because I always get run down this time of year and usually get a cold. Hopefully that won’t happen this year!
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