Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season from Kleenex

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TIps for Surviving Cold and Flue Season

It’s that time of year when we are super busy running around and trying to prepare for the holiday season.  With shopping, cooking, school performances, church activities, traveling to see friends and family and more, the last  thing you want to do is come down with a cold or the flu.  But, chances are that at least one person in your family will be under the weather at some point during the coming months.

To help prepare we have some helpful tips from

1.       96% of school nurses agree that when a child comes to school sick, other children tend to catch his or her virus.

2.       The Center for Disease Control recommends facial tissues as one of the key strategies to minimize cold and flu viruses.

3.       Every year, the U.S. alone reports more than one billion colds and 35 – 50 million flu cases.

4.       Boost your immune system with Vitamin D – enjoying a little sunshine can help.

5.       To help reduce your fever, put wet towels around your shoulders instead of your forehead.

6.       Avoid using humidifiers when you’re sick – they can actually spread the flu germs.

7.       Not all liquids hydrate equally – stick to water, herbal tea and fruit juice when you’re sick.

8.       All colds are contagious, regardless of mucus color.

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You can visit to find additional tips and advice to prepare your homes for what’s ahead, and useful information to help you avoid the last minute trips to the store so that you can care for their family when someone gets sick.

Since you don’t feel like doing anything strenuous when you’re sick, and that definitely includes going to the stores while they are packed with holiday shoppers, it’s a good idea to be stocked up on cold and flu survival supplies at home.  You will want to have everything you need, like medications, cough drops, your favorite tea and Kleenex right there on hand.  When you pick up your Kleenex, check out and stock up on Kleenex brand’s new thicker and more absorbent everyday tissue, which provides exceptional hand protection by helping to keep hands clean and dry.

Visit and use their super cool calculator that helps you predict how many boxes of Kleenex your family will need between fall and spring.  Once you calculate, you can also print a coupon to save on your next purchase of Kleenex® Brand Tissues.

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Do you have any tips for surviving cold and flu season?' About Chrysa

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  1. I currently have 2 boxes of Kleenex on my desk, and just finished taking more cold medicine. Thanks for the tips. I hope I don’t give this mess to anyone else.

  2. From Fall thru Spring I keep a box of Kleenex in EVERY room in our home – they’re always available at a moment’s notice of a runny nose or when one of us feel a sneeze coming on! Keeping it contained is key from getting everyone sick in the house.

  3. YUCK! I hate Flu Season. We are stocked up with Kleenex over here too!

  4. It feels like a catch-22, if you keep them home when they have a light cough, they miss lots of days but if you send them, it spreads and gets right back around to your family. :/

  5. Ear infections are the biggie in our house. It is amazing how many of those we have! I wish I could keep a box of Kleenex on hand to make those go away. 😉

  6. That’s a good tip about the humidifiers. We tend to ONLY use them when we’re sick. I’ll switch that up now! Thanks.

  7. I love the Kleenex tissues with the lotion in them. I keep those stocked around here. With a kiddo in grade school and a hubs who works at a hospital you never know what germs I am going to end up with.

  8. I’ll have to go see how many I need! We have three kids and two adults. We go through a lot of Kleenex!

  9. Im super sick right now! I feel like I have got run over by a bus!

  10. We are all stocked up and ready for the sniffles. I have getting sick so I hope we dont get as bad as last year.

  11.' vickie couturier says:

    I keep handsantizer in my car at all times,everytime I leave a store I clean my hands good,it has helped a lot

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