Get Everything You Need for the Upcoming Cold Season

Posted October 10, 2013 by Astrid in Moda
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Walgreens.  However, all 
opinions expressed are my own.



Worry about sneezing, sore throat, coughing ! Relax,  Walgreens got you back

We’re all familiar with these annoying symptoms when we’re suffering from the cold.

But did you know you can actually prevent catching a cold ?

Cold Prevention Tip 1: Wash your hands 

Washing your hands is the single most important way to stop the spread of colds.

Recommendation: Use soap and water and scrub for a minimum of 20 seconds. When you’re not near a sink, a hand sanitizer that’s at least 60% alcohol is a good substitute.

Cold Prevention Tip 2: Go Disposable (specially if you have young children)

Colds can be spread by shared towels and cups in the bathroom. When someone in the house is sick, consider switching to paper products for a week.

Cold Prevention Tip 3: Stay Away from Sick People 

Avoid close contact with people who have a cold, especially during the first few days when symptoms appear and people are more likely to spread their germs.

Cold Prevention Tip 4: Take a Break and Get some Rest 

With a busy schedule and lots of things to do, this one is really hard to accomplish. However getting enough sleep and reduce work/family stress can actually prevent colds.

There is some evidence that they might help keep your immune system strong — and potentially more capable of fighting off a cold virus.

Cold Prevention Tip 5: Disinfect Surfaces 

Consider disinfecting areas like tabletops, doorknobs, remote controls, and toys. Use a disinfecting spray or wipe. Or make your own by mixing 1/4 cup bleach with 1 gallon of warm water. Remember there’s no way to keep a household sterile, don’t make yourself crazy wiping down everything your sick kids touch.

Visit your local Walgreens and find everything you need for the cold season

Consider a decongestant or saline nasal spray to help relieve nasal symptoms. This helps wash the germs from the nose and sinuses.

Over-the-Counter NSAIDs are used to help relieve pain and reduce fever. NSAIDs include aspirin, naproxen, ketoprofen and ibuprofen, and are also found in many medicines taken for colds, sinus pressure and allergies, the Food and Drug Administration said.

Keep yourself informed visiting Walgreens on Facebook:


Preparing for Cough & Cold Season Twitter Party:

Please join @LatinaMomBlogs for the #WalgreensLatino “Preparing for Cough & Cold Season” Twitter Party to learn more tips on how you can help keep your loved ones healthy.

Date: Oct 15 at 9 pm ET.

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About the Author


Periodista con más de 7 años de experiencia en el mundo de las comunicaciones donde ha tenido la oportunidad de entrevistar a grandes celebridades, politicos y personalidades influyentes. Ella posee un bachillerato en Periodismo y una Maestría en Periodismo Multimedios de Florida International University. En el 2012 fundó una plataforma digital dirigida al mercado hispano. Rivera también es la anfitriona del programa radial Miami Despierta.


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