This conversation is sponsored by Puffs and Vicks available at Walmart. All opinions are my own. When flu season arrives my house becomes a war zone when it comes to fighting germs. As soon as my kids come home from school they know to go straight to the bathroom and wash those hands. Hand washing is probably one of the best things that you can do to help you avoid catching the flu. But as any parent knows there are just some things that you can’t avoid, and the flu is one of them. In fact it’s estimated that up to 20% of Americans will get the flu this year. 20%!!!
Last year the flu hit our house HARD. All that hand washing and sanitizing and somehow the flu managed to creep it’s ugly head into our home. It was a really tough week but thankfully, from experience, I knew how to survive the flu that week.
How to Survive The Flu
When the flu hits, it comes on like a train hitting you with full force. It’s not a fun experience. And for those first few days it seems like you’re going to feel like this forever. Thankfully the flu isn’t permanent. It will end and you will be back to your old self in no time. But for those few days where you are miserable there are ways that will help you survive the flu. They aren’t going to magically make the flu disappear but these flu survival tips will help you get through it.
The most important tip I can give you on surviving the flu is to be prepared. There is nothing worse than getting sick with the flu or even a cold and not having anything to help ease the discomfort. No one wants to make a flu-induced trip to the store.
Drink Lot’s of Fluids To Help Beat The Flu
When you’re sick, sometimes it’s hard to keep food or drinks down. But it’s super important that you keep hydrated with fluids. Water is best! If your hydrated your body can defend itself better and that means kicking the flu to the curb. If you don’t really want to drink water try other fluids like sports drinks or even a carbonated ginger-ale. Ginger-ale is great at helping to ease nausea.
Sleep may not help you get rid of the flu but it sure will help your body rest so it can recover. I love to sleep, especially when I’m sick.
Binge Watch Your Favorite TV Shows!
When you’re sick is the perfect time to binge watch or catch up on some of your favorite TV shows. I still recommend sleeping when you’re sick but if you can’t sleep but you don’t want to get up out of bed, watch TV is the perfect way to pass time.
The #1 Tip on How to Survive the Flu
Wash hands, wash hands and wash hands more! Sometimes you can do everything in your power to not get sick and you still get sick. But there are ways to help prevent from getting sick and the best way to do that is to wash your hands with soap and water.
Stock up on Flu Survival Essentials
Starting 10/29, Walmart shoppers can save up to $5 on medicine cabinet essentials just in time for cold and flu season. On this date, look in the P&G brandSAVER in your local Sunday newspaper or at PGeveryday.com to find coupons for $0.50 off Puffs and $1-$3 off Vicks products including DayQuil, NyQuil, Sinex and VapoRub. This arsenal of cold and flu symptom relievers will help your family feel better this season.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G . The opinions and text are all mine.