5 simple ways to get relief from winter colds and aches - Winter Toolkit
With winter fast approaching, it seems like getting colds and aches are inevitable but you can fight back if you're prepared.
Our family gets hit hard with colds and buggers, with the temperature fluctuating (Here in Florida we can go from 80 to 50 in one day) like a mad man, the stress and busyness of the season... they can leave us vulnerable to colds and aches. We have found a few simple ways to get relief from nasty winter colds and aches.
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In my winter toolkit I like to have Children's MOTRIN®, in two flavors one of each of the girls, Motrin IB, Tylenol, Fish oil capsule, vitamins gummies, Lemon Ginger tea, and Plenty of water!
Being prepared and having the right medicines at hand can help your family get on with their lives when colds, aches and pains strikes. I tend to let headaches and pains run over me before I take something. Thinking I can fight it alone, but it always ends up costing me precious time and having to suffer through aches and pain I didn't have to put up with to begin with.
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Drink more water
Yes, this seems like a simple and minimal solution, and it is. With colds, we tend to get congested and dry. Drinking lots, and lots, of water will not only help thin out that pesky mucus but will also help your body flush out the nasty germs that are making you sick in turn, gives you some relief. We’re supposed to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day anyway, so increasing that by a third when you are suffering from cold germs will help tremendously.
Hot tea - Lemon and Ginger with Honey
All these ingredients have their own natural medicinal qualities and when they are combined, they create a calming and relaxing tea that can ease symptoms and boost your immune system.
Take multi vitamins and immune system boosters
The best way to get relief from winter colds and aches is to not have them at all in the first place. Prevention is the best medicine, drinking your water, taking multivitamins, and fish oils can help give your immune system a boost to fight against those nasty germs. Even help you get over them quicker.
Being prepared and having the right medicine at hand makes all the difference. Nothing like waking up in the middle of the night with your kid burning with fever and to find out the only medicine in your cabinet is either expired or empty... Believe me It happened!
Or having the kids medicine in the wrong flavor! eek! Trust me when it comes to my girls, it matters they won't take it in the "wrong" color or the "wrong" flavor!
Sometimes you just have to pick your battles. So in my winter toolkit I have two flavors of Children's MOTRIN® which conveniently happen to be pink and purple Thank God! who want to fight with cranky sick kids over medicine flavor and color? Not this mom!