It’s that time of year again, folks. Don’t get too excited, we’re not talking about the holidays. It’s cold and flu season. Eeach year, millions will be hit with a cold or flu, with almost as many taking time off work or life to recover. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can even be life-threatening. This year, a mismatched H3N2 strain was incorrectly vaccinated, so American men are at risk of contracting the flu more than usual. Those at risk of cold and flus include the elderly, children, those with lowered immune systems, and people who come into contact with the cold and flu virus.
Keep reading to find out what we recommend when facing this seasonal nuisance!
Power Through Cold & Flu Season
The cold and flu virus is especially annoying because it wipes out your system. Suddenly, you have no energy to do anything and the list of things you need to do is getting longer. Here are some quick tips you can use if you get slammed this flu season. Each will help you get back on your feet in no time!
- Ask for help! One of the things we are awful at is asking for help, yet most people are willing to do so. If you need time off work then talk to your boss. If you have to cancel plans, then consider rearranging. Communicating your needs will make you and your commitments feel much better!
- Take the rest time! Many times we think we are on the mend, when in fact our immune system is simply powering up the next phase. Do not rush your recovery. Take time off. Those who take time to recover do so much faster than those who fall into the good day bad day camp.
- Drink lots of water! It’s sage advice for a reason, yet many of us do not drink enough water! Water facilitates all the important mechanisms needed to flush out your system and get you back on your feet. The more water you drink, the better you will feel. Sip slow and steady for best results, and aim for at least 8 glasses a day.
Treat a Cold or Flu Virus
When it comes to the perils of the cold and flu season, only the best will do. In many cases, getting sick can cost you big time; sick days, exhaustion, feeling downright rotten. Minimize the fall out with the NYQUIL™/DAYQUIL™ SEVERE COLD & FLU CAPLETS CO-PACK. This tag team the maximum strength cold & flu relief among OTC Cold & Flu medicines. Choose from severe strength capsules or liquid formula for fast acting relief of cold and flu symptoms; including, sinus and nasal congestion, fever, aches, runny nose, and more (read the full info here).
DayQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Relief delivers maximum symptom-fighting ingredients to relieve your worst cold symptoms. This is our seasonal go to when we need to power through the day because it contains a non-drowsy pain reliever; it won’t stop you from doing any necessary tasks (because let’s face it, we can’t all press pause on life!). We love that the liquid formula provides fast-acting relief, and use this as our first line of defense against a cold or flu.
NyQuil™ SEVERE Cold & Flu Relief is the gold standard in cold and flu medication. Half the battle of being sick is recovering. If you get a blocked nose, phlegm, sore throat, or migraines, then resting is not as easy and can hold you back. The nighttime formula is designed to help you get the necessary rest to recover and suppresses your symptoms so you can sleep. Trust us, this is the best feeling in the world and makes a huge difference when you need to bounce back fast!
Male Standard Verdict
If you are looking for surefire ways to prevent or alleviate those downright depressing cold and flu symptoms, NyQuil™ has everything you need to soothe, heal, recover, and rejuvenate. We recommend a multi-pronged approach to the cold and flu season. Preventative steps you can take include stocking your first aid kit with NYQUIL™/DAYQUIL™ SEVERE COLD & FLU CAPLETS CO-PACK so you don’t have to go out if a cold or flu strikes. Reactionary steps you can take include upping your water, sleep, and rest times; and using the NyQuil™ day and night formulas as recommended until recovered. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Be sure to look for NyQuil™ and DayQuil™ Severe Cold and Flu in your local drug store. Follow #NoSickDays @NyQuilDayQuil for expert tips on how to survive the cold and flu season!