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Friday, December 1, 2017

How to Handle the Holidays When Sick Gets Real

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

What do you do when sick gets real in your house? It can be especially hard during the holidays because no one has time for that. But cold and flu season has started. There are so many activities to attend and so many people that you see only once a year which means you are inevitably exposed to new germs. Here are my tips to try to keep the germs at bay and then what to do if sick gets real.


My daughter's birthday is December 9th. At my daughter's school they have what's called "Rock Days" where they rent a bounce house and have other fun activities for students who have been good all semester. And last year it fell on her birthday. She was so excited, but ended up having to miss it because of illness. I felt SO BAD for her.

So what can you do to take care of yourself and try to avoid getting sick:

1. Wash Your Hands (and your children's).
2. Stock Up on Hand Sanitizer
3. Hydrate. Even when you aren't sick.
4. Eat a Balanced Diet and Exercise. Annoying, right? But it's true!

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60 comments:

  1. I make sure my daughter drinks plenty of water and gets enough sleep. I also try to always have extra medicine in the cabinet since you never know whey they are going to get sick.

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  2. We take medicine, eat soup and get lots of sleep

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  3. We rest and take medicine and drink plenty of fluids

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  4. What do you do when sick gets real during the holidays?

    i scream,holler and cry worse than any baby ive ever seen..im serious

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  5. We rarely get to see my mom on her birthday because it falls on Dec 3 and we are usually sick this time of the year! I just give my kids extra vitamins, tissues and saline nasal spray and let them rest.

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  6. I start loading up on Vitamin C the minute I feel anything coming on. I think it does help. And I do use over the counter meds like these, too, when something hits.

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  7. I take medicine and wash our hands

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  8. We wash hands a lot & drink lots of OJ!
    kdraebellamy(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  9. I make sure that we get plenty of rest, fluids and wash our hands.

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  10. Luckily, I don't get sick all that often. But, I'm always washing my hands, using wet one wipes, and drinking lots of water.

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  11. I will tend to the sick person by making sure they get enough fluids, medication and rest.

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  12. We medicate for fever and comfort, do baths, snuggles and watch movies!! Its not a bad time ;)

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  13. When my daughter gets sick, I just try to make her as comfortable as possible with ginger ale to settle her stomach and her favorite show on TV to keep her distracted from how bad she feels #SickJustGotReal

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  14. We get some extra hydration from pedialyte and water. Saline for the nose, and extra sleep, snuggling and attention goes a long way.

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  15. I run a vaporizer, and try to get some drinks, or foods with vitamin C, and zink into them.

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  16. We take a multi vitamin and drink a herbal drink daily.

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  17. we cry. lol. but then we drink a lot of water and wash our hands and give hugs!

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  18. we drink hot tea with lemon, take cold meds and rest

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  19. This happened to me last Christmas. I sleep, drink orange juice and take medicine
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. i make the soup, get the meds out, get the ginger ail, and make them as comfortable as possible.

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  21. We just get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids and carry on!

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  22. I give them medicine, soup and let them rest.

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  23. I rest as much as I can and try to stick to calming foods/beverages.

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  24. Fortunately, I rarely get sick so I generally don't have to deal with this. In the past, I have looked for lozenges with zinc acetate or zinc gluconate and taken one every couple of hours while symptoms lasted

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  25. I drink green tea and sweat in a dry sauna to flush out toxins.

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  26. I stock up on medicines and tissues and make sure everybody stays hydrated.

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  27. Rest, meds, if really bad I call the pediatrician.

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  28. Water and lots of soup are involved when illness strikes. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. When sick gets real, we got lots of sleep, water and have plenty of tissues, Advil and cold/cough meds on hand!

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  30. We double down on the hand sanitizer and Vitamin C.

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  31. We get rest, fluids and meds as needed.

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  32. Get out the fuzzy socks and hot cocoa! :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. Stay at home immedidately, drink lots of fluids, stay wrapped up and get plenty of sleep/rest.

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  34. I make sure that we get plenty of rest, drink fluids and wash our hands often.

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  35. We load up on vitamin C and fluids, take OTC meds, grab our lotion infused tissues and pile in bed to watch movies.

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  36. We usually do everything we can to avoid getting sick during the holidays. If we do, we usually try to get plenty of rest and drink lots of water.

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  37. I try so hard to keep my kid's hands clean!

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  38. rest and drink plenty of water.

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  39. We take Advil and rest. Drink plenty of fluids too.

    Angelica

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  40. I get plenty of rest, take cough and cold medication (when needed). I drink lots of water And I have homemade chicken soup.

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  41. We take the proper meds and then curl up on the couch and cuddle. They need to be active with their dad but there's times where they just need to be held.

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  42. Make sure we get plenty of rest. Drinks lots of fluids and take vitamin C.

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  43. Getting sick over the holidays is the pits! I try to rest and drink lots of water.

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  44. Try to get enough rest and drink lots of water. Remember to always wash your hands, you can't do it too many times during the day.

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  45. I have meds on hand and make soup.

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  46. I make chicken noodle soup and get plenty of rest.

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  47. Get extra rest, hydrate and take medication and vitamins.

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  48. This happened last year with my son on Christmas Day. We ended up having to go home because he had a 103 degree fever and started throwing up. We went home cuddled up on the couch and watched Christmas movies and he slept off and on.

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  49. I hate when my kids get sick, and we try to carry on as normal. Otherwise we make sure to drink a lot of fluids, etc.

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  50. Stock up on meds, raspberry ginger ale, chicken noodle soup.

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  51. someone usually ends up in urgent care. usually me!

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  52. I make sure to drink lots of hot beverages.

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  53. We stock up on fever and pain reducers and cough meds and lots of chicken soup.

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  54. Get plenty of rest , stock up on meds, and make sure to get plenty of fluids

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  55. Every time we get sick, specially during the winter time that we get sicker, we like to drink more water, we make chicken soups, we buy medicine such as Dimetapp and Advil and lastly we must rest and take naps. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway. Happy Holidays!!!!!.

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  56. I usually stock up on cough syrup to make living with a cold or flu much easier to do throughout the interim during the holidays and all winter.

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  57. I drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep and eat chicken soup.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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