With new products ready to keep pesky bacteria at bay this cold and flu season, along with tried-and-tested tips, there's still no sure way of stopping the germs — especially if you've got kids. Parents seem evenly split between opting for the vaccine and fighting the flu with their own methods. Being prepared is the first step to staying healthy this cold and flu season. Click through for simple tips and a few products, that might make your life less sniffly this Fall. What's your family's secret sick-busting weapon? Leave a comment below and share!
It's cold and flu season and just about everyone I know is sniffling, sneezing, and all stuffed up. To deal with these nasal symptoms, you can pop decongestants like Sudafed, but they'll cause annoying side effects like dry mouth, sore throat, and headaches, and can lead to sinusitis. Plus if you think about it, your body creates all that mucus to help flush the germs out. So why would you want to turn off your body's natural response? It means the germs will just stay in your body.
You can help get rid of the germs and mucus by using a neti pot. It's a small container that you fill with warm salt water, and use to flush out your nasal passages. Think of it as a bath for your nose.
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