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Six Tips for Symptom Relief this Cold and Flu Season And Printable

Ah, Fall! Truly the perfect season for bundling up in sweaters, cozying up by the fireplace as a perfect escape from the cold, picking pumpkins and/or apples at your local farm, and…..achooooo! Unfortunately, with Fall, also comes another season we all dread. You might have guessed it already: yucky cold and flu season! Despite our best efforts to prevent it, catching a nasty case of the sniffles is often beyond our control, and retreating to bed with plenty of water, warm, herbal tea and a seemingly endless supply of tissues always seems to be the perfect home remedy.

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While you wait for your immune system to claim victory, there are a few things you can do to help you feel better and get back during the cold and flu season and be on your feet sooner!

Six Tips for Symptom Relief this Cold and Flu Season

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1. Clear that stuffy nose!

  • Having a blocked nose can definitely be one of the worst parts about being sick! If cold medications still leave you feeling stuffed up, try pairing them with a saline spray like hydraSense®. hydraSense® is 100% naturally-sourced seawater that is clinically proven to reduce and relieve nasal congestion so you can breathe better and concentrate on getting the rest you need.
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2. Soothe your throat!

  • Sucking on ice chips (or better yet, yummy popsicles!) can temporarily relieve a sore and scratchy throat by calming the inflammation causing you pain and discomfort upon swallowing or coughing. If that isn’t working well enough for you, other methods to consider are gargling salt water and sipping on herbal tea with a dash of honey. 

3. Take on some light exercise!

  • I know what you’re thinking: who feels like exercising when they’re sick? But did you know that light exercise can actually help clear up your nasal congestion? Unless you happen to be very contagious and/or are experiencing either chills, fever, or fatigue, consider taking a brief walk outside to clear your mind and help you feel restored instead of staying inside all day; however, be sure not to overdo it. Getting the rest your body needs is just as equally important to beat the cold and flu season!

4. Remember to stay hydrated and get some rest!

  • Don’t feel guilty about taking the day off to feel better! Stressing while what you may be missing in school or at work during your cold and flu won’t help you feel any better. So relax, take it easy, and remember to drink plenty of fluids! Whether it be tea or water, staying hydrated will prevent dehydration and keep your throat from getting dry! It’s a win-win situation!

5. Clean up those germs!

  • Nobody is interested in catching whatever bug you’ve caught, especially close friends and family members! Prevent the spread of bacteria by cleaning surfaces with antibacterial wipes/sprays and by keeping your hands disinfected with hand sanitizer. Keep in mind, however, that the best way to prevent the spread of gems is by washing your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water! 

6. Give your body a (delicious) boost!

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When you’re sick during the cold and flu season, making nutritious meals may feel like more of a chore. If your sick-day meals are more microwave friendly than health conscious, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need with the help of a multivitamin. If you’re not a fan of pills, try One A Day® Gummies. They taste great and help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. For some added Vitamin C, pop Redoxon® into a ½ glass of cold water. You get 10 oranges worth of vitamin C in one tablet†!

Nobody likes having to go to the store while they’re sick! This cold and flu season, stock up with the help of this handy Cold & Flu Season Checklist! You’ll have the reassurance of knowing you’re ready for the upcoming winter with the added bonus list of which symptoms to look out for!

To download the free printable PDF, click on the picture below!

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Which home remedies do you use to help relieve your cold and flu symptoms? Share below!

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

†Equivalent to the vitamin C of 10 raw oranges. Data on file. When diet is not enough – Redoxon is not meant to replace food.


Christelle, but please call me Chrisi. Cinnamon hot chocolate connoisseur. Honorary Princess. Registered Nurse and aspiring writer to be.

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  1. We always use Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, not sure if it works but it definitely provides some needed warmth and comfort when we are not feeling well.

  2. It depends on my symptoms, but I find tea with honey and lemon to be soothing. If I’m really sick I usually take benylin all-in-one daytime. It usually does the trick.

  3. I do enjoy putting my head over a bowl of hot water when my head is all stuffy – particularly when I add some nice essential oils.

  4. hot buttered rum for the grown ups….maybe it helps us sweat it out….also ginger root tea, or chamomile tea…..plus I take garlic capsules year round.

  5. I swear by elderberry syrup for my kids! We give it daily throughout cold & flu season and have seen a drastic decrease in illnesses (and the illnesses they do get are shorter).

  6. Steaming sinuses either by filling a sink or a flat bottomed container with hot water add a couple drops of eucalyptus oil. Tent a towel over head and container and breath in till cool. For a sore throat Hot lemon or tea with lots of lemon. To help sleep Creamed honey in hot milk with a touch of cinnamon or lemon is a family favorite.

  7. no home remedies for me, if my eyes start itching or my throat I grab my bottle of vit C & D chewables and munch those like they’re candy

  8. I like to use a nasal rinse, chicken noodle soup, orange juice, steamy hot shower or Epsom salt bath, and gargling salt water.

  9. I use a sinus rinse with water, salt and baking soda to help relieve symptoms of a congested, stuffy nose as well as sinus pain.

  10. I try to keep my hands washed, covering my mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing.. When sick I eat lots of chicken noodle soup and gingerale and sleep (lots of rest!)

  11. My best home remedies to help get over the flu and cold are to drink lots of lemon infused water or hot tea with lemon and honey.I like to use a thermometer to see how high the temperature is getting and I also like to use a vaporizer in the room with Vick’s in it.Aspirin, a warm blanket and some chicken soup is also on my list to get well.

  12. Whenever I am sick with a cold my go to is hot lemon water and I send out my husband for Pho! It always makes me feel better…for a tiny bit at least.


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