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It’s here. The dreaded cold season. Duhn Duhn Duuuuuhn! Just a few weeks ago, one of my kids came home from school and said, “Mom, I think I’m getting a Man cold. You know, like the kind of cold Dad gets.”
I looked at him and said, “You better hope you get a ‘Mom cold’ instead of a man cold, because with a Mom cold at least you can still power through and do stuff. Whenever Dad gets a Man cold, he is totally wiped out and stuck in bed not able to do anything.” My son quickly agreed he would much rather get a Mom cold than a Man cold.
What I didn’t tell him was that a Mom cold and a Man cold are exactly the same thing; it’s just that when Moms get a cold, they don’t usually have the option to stay in bed until they feel better. Daily life doesn’t take a break just because Mom has a cold and feels miserable. Kids have to be watched over, fed and taken to school and activities. Mom can’t do all that from her bed.
I wash my hands like a maniac during cold season, but like most adults, I end up getting two or three colds a year. The good news is my colds don’t last very long because at the first sign of a cold, I start fighting back. Common cold symptoms are any of the following: sniffling, sneezing, coughing, headache. If you notice a cold symptom, it could mean a cold is on the way! Here’s how to shorten a cold so you can “get your better back™” faster.
How To Shorten a Cold:
Start taking Zicam® Cold Remedy Medicated Fruit Drops. I begin taking Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops at the first sign of a cold symptom. The delicious, soft assorted fruit drops come in a mix of three flavors: Cherry, Orange, and Lemon. I continue to take one soft and chewy fruit drop every three hours until cold symptoms are completely gone.
TIP: I set my phone alarm to go off every three hours so I don’t forget to take my Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drop on time.
Zicam® homeopathic cold remedies really work to shorten the duration of my cold. The last time I started getting a cold, I used a little less than one bottle of Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops. Each bottle contains 25 fruit drops. The fruit drops can be used along with other Zicam® nasal cold shortening products, which includes Nasal Swabs and Nasal Spray.
Stay hydrated. Water helps your immune system fight off infections, so be sure to drink plenty of clear liquids as soon as you suspect a cold. If you get tired of drinking plain water, try a cup of hot tea with lemon. Warm liquids can soothe a sore throat.
Get plenty of sleep at night. Getting enough sleep is important to your health. If you suspect you are getting a cold, make sure to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep.
Take a steamy shower. Warm, moist air helps clear nasal passages. Plus, warm humid air can help fight off the cold virus. A steamy shower can help you breathe better and soothe body aches when you have a cold.
My family has a lot of exciting days ahead. We have a fun holiday trip coming up and two of my kids have just started their basketball season. I don’t want to miss out on any of our activities due to a dumb cold! So, I have already stocked up on my favorite Zicam® cold shortening products. You can easily find them in all major food, drug and mass merchandise retailers.
Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs
A zinc-free Zicam® Nasal Swab takes up next to zero space in my purse, so I carry one with me in case a cold symptom appears when I am out and about. The sooner you start taking Zicam® Cold Remedy at the first sign of a cold, the better. I am always ready to start fighting back against colds with Zicam® Nasal Swabs.
Remember that cold virus my son brought home with him a few weeks ago? Well, he ended up giving it to me! I woke up with a dull headache and then I sneezed. I knew right then a cold was coming on. I grabbed my bottle of Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops and started taking one every three hours. I was so happy when my cold symptoms went away much faster than they would have without Zicam®.
Moms don’t have time for colds. I know I can get my better back faster with Zicam® Cold Remedy.
Learn more about how to shorten a cold with Zicam® Cold Remedy when you visit www.Zicam.com
Have you ever tried Zicam® Cold Remedy products to shorten duration of cold? Let me know what you think about new Zicam® Medicated Fruit Drops.