Everything You Need in Your Arsenal for Cold and Flu Season

Hand Sanitizer:

Keep a portable hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content to use when soap and water are not available.


Stock up on tissues to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of used tissues properly.


A reliable thermometer is essential for monitoring your temperature, especially if you suspect you have a fever.


Nasal decongestants can provide relief from nasal congestion, but use them cautiously and follow dosage instructions.

Cough Syrup:

Choose an over-the-counter cough syrup that suits your symptoms. Some may contain expectorants or suppressants.


Adequate rest is essential for your body to recover from illness. Make sure to get plenty of sleep.

Vitamin C:

Consider having vitamin C-rich foods or supplements to support your immune system.

Ginger and Honey:

Ginger and honey can be soothing for a sore throat. Consider having ginger tea and honey at home.

Chicken Soup:

Chicken soup has been a traditional remedy for colds and flu. It can provide hydration and essential nutrients.

Electrolyte Drinks:

Keep electrolyte drinks to replenish fluids and essential minerals lost during illness.