Smack dab in the middle of cold and flu season, I was rummaging through some things the other day because we just moved recently and I’ve been organizing, when I came across my small blue medicine bin. It’s a Tupperware bin with a lid locked where I keep all our no-so-feeling good, upset tummy, headache and fever items for those days when either we or the kids are under the weather.
I realized I was missing some things. Things I use regularly. Things that can help beat the cold and flu season just by adding them to my medicine bin.
No-Mess Vaporizing Rub
Vaporizing Rub is a common medicine we always have on hand, and let me tell you
how much I love this stuff! No more gooey fingers, smelly fingers (Ewww gross, right?) as this easy, mess-free way to apply vaporizing is a topical medicine that provides maximum strength to suppress coughing symptoms.
No-Mess Vaporizing Rub, you just roll it onto the chest or back, or neck and the healing begins!
Available at Walmrt or Pharmasave for $8.99
If you are a parent you definitely need BeKool Kids non-medicated, single-use, cooling gel sheets. If anything they give kids peace of mind. My son loves using them when he’s under the weather with a bit of a fever, feeling all hot and icky. BeKool Kids helps as it’s specifically formulated for kids to provide immediate cooling relief from their discomfort. Easy to use, you just peel and stick the gel to your child’s forehead.
BeKool Kids helps as it’s specifically formulated for kids to provide immediate cooling relief from their discomfort. Easy to use, you just peel and stick the gel to your child’s forehead.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart for only $6.99
Softlips LUXE Silky Shea
No medicine cabinet is complete without something to keep your lips soft, and in our house, we
use a few products, one of which is Softlips LUXE the one with Shea to help keep lips smooth and crack free. My lips get extremely dry during flu and cold season, to the point they crack and bleed.
My lips get extremely dry during flu and cold season, to the point they crack and bleed. Softlips LUXE with Silky Shea has Vitamin (A, C & E) and works to replenish lips with long-lasting moisture barrier to protect against the elements. Just toss it in your purse or pocket and say Bye. Bye. No more chapped winter lips.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart for $4.99
Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution
Maybe not quite a product you’d find in your medicine cabinet, but in ours, it’s a non-stop buy. Dr. Teal’s eases sore muscles and aches and helps you get a good night’s rest so you can recover faster when you’re down and out with a cold. Hubby uses it daily for his aching knees and hip. Epsom salt help spur vasodilation, which increases white blood cell production in your body which is what we need to fight illness. I can see that as hubby is almost never sick.
Hubby uses it daily for his aching knees and hip. Epsom salt help spur vasodilation, which increases white blood cell production in your body which is what we need to fight illness. I can see that as hubby is almost never sick.
Available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws for $9.99
LypSyl’s Extreme Cold Sore Relief
I don’t know about you, but I’m prone to getting cold sores. Right in the corner of my lips and man they hurt. I especially get them during cold and flu season as infections are always higher during this time. LypSyl’s is the only product I can use that works which
LypSyl’s is the only product I can use that works which is why it’s in my medicine bin. LypSyl’s helps protect and relieve chapped or cracked lips with or without cold sores which is an added benefit to the product. It speeds up the healing time and is made with Swedish Beeswax.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart for $9.99
No matter what you put in your medicine cabinet, making sure you have the basics is great, but going a step further is even better. Don’t let the cold and flu season get you down.