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We’ve officially entered the cold and flu season in our home and it’s been circling our family for almost a month. Starting with my husband’s students, then the kiddos and myself, and finally my husband.
This past weekend, my husband, while trying to tackle his Thanksgiving break honey-do list, staggered into the house after clearing off our roof and front yard of fall leaves with the dreaded I don’t feel so well look upon his face. I knew this meant only one thing, the debilitating annual fall lawn & leaf man cold, with a backache!
Thankfully, I knew I was already prepared for everything my husband needed to start feeling his best again because, as a family, we always tackle winter colds and body aches and pains with Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream. I know to always grab the Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream first as it will help relieves the minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with a simple backache, strains, and the aches and pains brought about by cold and flu symptoms this time of year.
But as we all know, having a down and out husband with a backache and a cold can be nothing short of torture. When the grouch monster comes out of your husband, all you want to do is grab the kiddos and get out of dodge, which of course, is never an option. That’s why this year I decided to be proactive and create a cold & flu kit to anticipate symptoms, such as my husband’s cold and backache.
Making this kit was super simple as I was able to pick-up everything I needed at my local Target. Everything from the Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream to the Extra Strength TYLENOL®, was located right by the pharmacy counter, in the General Pain Section of the First Aid aisle, along with all your other cold & flu remedies as well.
So, here’s how I made my cold, flu, and backache winter survival caddy at home:
What you’ll need:
- Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream (Temporarily relieves the minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.)
- Extra Strength TYLENOL® (For aches and pains associated with the flu, headaches, and acts as a temporary fever reducer.)
- MOTRIN® IB (For sinus symptoms and sinus headaches.)
- Cough drops
- Flushable Anti-bacterial Wipes (For keeping faces clean while sick.)
- Hand sanitizer
- Mentholated Isopropyl Alcohol (Great for easing congestion when applied topically.)
- Caddy (preferably with a handle)
- Chalkboard Labels
- Chaulk maker
- Place a chalk label on the front of your Cold & Flu Survival Kit.
- Start filling your caddy with the essential supplies listed above.
- Store your kit in a cool, dry, and easily accessible place.
Isn’t this kit so adorable and functional? Also, you can add a remote control or your cell phone to the caddy, making it always on hand when moving between the couch and your bedroom while sick.
Just a few other tips when you tackle winter colds – take Tylenol® at the first signs of sickness, apply Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream every 4-6 hours to reduce backaches, drink peppermint tea with lemon & honey to aid with sore and scratchy throats and tummy troubles, and rub mentholated alcohol on the bottoms of your family’s feet and cover with socks to reduce coughing as well!
With the help of our family Cold & Flu wellness kit, my husband was back to his old self quicker than ever and ready to finish tackling his ever expansive honey-do list.
So everyone, be sure to stop by your local Target and pick up Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream and everything you need to help you prepare for this year’s cold, flu, and backache season too!