There isn't anything worse than getting the flu or cold when the weather is nice and warm. Although the peak of cold, cough and flu season may have ended, flu activity is currently spiking all over the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, the recent activity, measured in the number of flu-like illness incidents for the week ending Saturday, April 19 shows a spike in both the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, according to the IMS Health Flu Activation Network.
Even though the cold weather has finally come to an end, there is still a chance you'll get sick. With the flu spreading fast, Vicks is encouraging people to take precautions and be prepared to identify signs of the flu before it gets too bad. Symptoms of the flu include; Body soreness, a high fever over 100-degrees paired with the chills, and tiredness are all flu-like symptoms. These symptoms are severe and nothing to sneeze at! Luckily, if the flu does come on suddenly, Vicks DayQuil Severe and NyQuil Severe are designed to help power through the worst flu symptoms.
While these medicines definitely shouldn't be administered to children without consent from a doctor, taking care of yourself is just as important when you're a parent. Vicks uses a special non drowsy formula in their Dayquil so that you can get the relief that you need without being overly tired and unable to function while your children are up during the day, or you're at work. The nighttime formula is specifically designed so that you can sleep throughout the night without getting up several times a night with coughing fits, unable to breath, and aches that make sleeping uncomfortable.
Being prepared for a cold or flu for yourself or the kids is important. Pharmacuticals are a huge expense for every family, especially if a child is in daycare or school. Help yourself cut out some of the cost and win a set of these Vicks DayQuil Severe and NyQuil severe from Because We're Cheap. It's always a good idea to have a stockpile of things that you'll use frequently,