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How do you typically fight off the cold and flu season with your family?

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by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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endurablemist
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM
We wash our hands a lot, plus flu shots.

When we do get sick, its plenty of liquids, rest, cough drops, and over the counter meds if needed. We have used Childrens Mucinex in the past.
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mrsjksimmons
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

We usually just do OTC meds and hope for the best. Well besides washing hands and doing the cough into your elbow thing. We have some Mucinex but we haven't had a chance to try it yet.

babynurse454
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM
The cold and flu has hit hard here in Colorado. I keep lot's of hand sanitizer around, lots of hand washing, flu shots, .If your child is sick keep them home. Im a nurse/midwife and I keep for my own dd all types of stuff in my medicine cabinet to help relieve any symptoms of the flu or cold.
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hintzmom4
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

With five kids you would think we get sick a lot, but we tend to stay healthy most the time.  The entire family is religious about hand washing and we try to eat a clean diet keeping our immune systems strong. I swear by peroxide and use it to clean everything including our mouths (the moment anyone has a tickle we start gargling it)  I asked the pediatrician about Mucinex and he gave a thumbs up so the next time we do get sick I will definitely give it a try.

brrmom81
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

 I make sure my boy's and I get our flu shots. Especially this year. We make sure to wash hands and use sanitizer when needed. When we are sick I like to use honey to soothe a cough and chicken noodle soup. Otc med's if needed. Lot's of rest. 

stonecold316
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM
We wash, and use hand sanitizer often, we also get the flu mist.We have been lucky so far.When they do get sick, it is otc meds, unless a trip to the dr. is necessary.
Kharmoni
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

My daughter has been the one getting sick this season since I've enrolled her in public school so I try to make sure we all practice good hygiene and we also usually use OTC meds (which don't always work, especially with fevers). I myself drink echinacea tea and have been pretty lucky not to get sick for a while now. 

Bradensmommy719
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM
To stay clear of sickness we wash our hands and faces regularly during the day if we head out. I also have hand Sanitizer in my purse and wet wipes. If we are going to meet up with anyone I make sure they aren't sick. So far so good!
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bmommyx2
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

After reading some of the replies I realize that I am the odd man (woman) out.  I am not a freak about germs, I only use hand sanitzer if I do a diaper change in the car & can't wash my hands & then it's all natural & alcohol free or I use a baby wipe.  I do try & have my kids was their hands, but I am not a freak about it.  We don't get flu shots or other vaccines either.  We try to eat health & drink lots of water & if my kids are sick & not up to eating much I give them juice or smoothies & my youngest drinks keifer (a drink like yogurt).  For the most part people in my family are pretty healthy & don't get sick much or that bad.

bmommyx2
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM

One last thing is when we don't feel well we have Matzo ball soup, it seems to hit the spot

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