I’m sharing Zicam® in my life as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. All opinions expressed about ways to avoid catching a cold and advice if you do catch one are my own.
As a busy mom, I never have time to be sick – especially during the holidays. Especially this year. My husband and I have big holiday plans for us and the kids. We are taking our kids on a surprise vacation! I have already been a little (“little” is an understatement!) stressed out about our upcoming trip. There are so many things to worry about between packing suitcases for all four of the kids and making sure everyone stays healthy.
Besides worrying about myself and the kids getting sick, there’s one more person I try to take care of – my husband. Just the other morning, he walked into the kitchen where I was packing school lunches. He started talking (I don’t remember what he was saying) and I noticed right away his voice sounded really congested.
I interrupted whatever he was saying with: ARE YOU GETTING SICK? And he’s all, “I don’t know, maybe…I feel a little sick.” Me: YES, you sound like you are getting a cold. You need to start taking Zicam® Cold Remedy Medicated Fruit Drops RIGHT NOW.
I grabbed a bottle of Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops and Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs (I was so glad I already had these on hand in my medicine cabinet!) I gave my husband a quick spiel on how he needs to take a Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drop every three hours. He can also alternate between the fruit drops and a Zicam® Nasal Swab every three hours.
My husband took his first Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drop and left for work, armed with enough Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops and Nasal Swabs to last the rest of the day. I am so glad he started taking Zicam® Cold Remedy at the first sign of his cold. They really work to shorten duration of cold when taken at the first sign of a cold.
And that real life story is a classic example of why I will always have Zicam® Cold Remedy in my medicine cabinet!
Our family holiday vacation is coming up fast, and I want to be as healthy as possible so we can have lots of fun together. I do my best to avoid catching a cold during the holidays by doing the following:
Wash Your Hands
My number one way to avoid getting a cold is to WASH MY HANDS as often as possible. I keep small bottles of hand sanitizer stashed in my purse, my car, and around the house for times when soap and water are not available.
Steer clear of people who show signs of cold symptoms (coughing, sneezing) whenever possible. I tell my kids to do the same, especially when they are at school.
Shop From Home
I try to do holiday shopping online instead of in stores. Besides avoiding stressful crowds, one health benefit is that you will avoid coming into contact with germs from in-store shoppers.
Make Healthy Food Choices
Many holiday foods tend to be high in calories and low on nutrition. It’s okay to indulge a little (hey, it’s the holidays!) but be sure to add some healthy food choices to your plate, too. Fruits, vegetables, and lean protein help build your immune system.
Get Plenty of Zzzz’s
Make sure to get at least 7 hours of sleep at night. You are more likely to catch a cold if your body is not getting enough rest.
Despite my best efforts to avoid getting a cold during the holidays, it can still happen. The good news is that Zicam® Cold Remedy can help me feel better faster. Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops and Zicam® Nasal Swabs are amazing homeopathic remedies for the common cold. I recommend these cold shortening products to everyone I know.
You can find Zicam® Cold Remedy in all your major food, drug, and mass merchandise retailers.
Do you have any tips to share with us for how to avoid getting sick with a cold during the holidays? Are you prepared with Zicam® Cold Remedy?