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

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We sent some moms a "Sick Day Supermom" package as part of the Children's Mucinex Program. In addition to a variety of fun items for their children, each mom received a coupon for Children's Mucinex and a gift card to help get their kids through the cold and flu season.

Read how these moms fight off the cold and flu season with their family and then share your story.

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by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Rest and tons of fluids. I am big on antioxidant type foods too. Keeping the airways clear, tissues and a good steam bath or saline spray. OTC to treat the symptoms like cough and congestion. A good movie and pillow time.
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by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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We practice good hygiene and take lots of elderberry syrup.

We all have strong immune systems as well.
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by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I like the tips on hand washing. Just one note about over cleaning. I worked with children with special needs, one very severe. We messed up her first 2 years by over using bleach to kill the germs not realizing that we only needed to do it when we had infections going around. She had pneumonia and was hospitalized every couple of months when we were cleaning before she entered everyday. However, she either could stay home on the one occassion she got it after we had to stop bleaching because we had children present in the room the whole day. By allowing her exposure to a few germs when the children were just having normal sinus problems she became more tolerant and could fight infections on her own.

by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM

 I always try to wash  my hands if it's possible or I use hand sanitizer  I make sure my daughter does the same , because if a member of a family  get sick ,most likely every one would catch the virus. 

by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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Never had the flu, never had the flu shot.
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by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

I get a full body rash if I use Mucinex DM, but it's either that or be congested and miserable...  I'm still not sure which one's worse... the rash doesn't itch, so...  

by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 9:03 AM

okay my baby is almost 2 and shes really sick,mow where can i get Mucinex in my country here Malawi?


by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:30 PM

My Dr. prescribe Mucinex one time when I had a cold and congestion.


have a nice day

by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I have a glass container of vitamin c drops and cough drops (with lid that seals) on the bathroom counter for whomever needs them. I have found that allergy medicines such as loratadine can help with the symptoms such as runny nose. I also keep acetaminophen and mucus relief medicines available. And of course there is good old fashioned chicken noodle soup and mint tea. I have found that a shower sometimes helps lower a fever as well.

by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I have the flu right now, day 2, resting, plenty of fluid and tylenol for me

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