Defy the Flu Season! These Health Products Get You Through It

Now that the calendar page has flipped to September, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming cold and flu season. According to the CDC’s historical data, the season tends to begin late in the month, peaks after New Year’s & ends sometime in April. With that said, here’s a look at several health products that can help you get through the season:

Hot Water Bottles & Drip-Free Covers

When it comes to dealing with flu related chills and muscle aches, you can’t beat hot water bottles. That’s why they have been recommended by various healthcare professionals for decades. We would suggest investing in a 2-quart hot water bottle that comes outfitted with a drip-free, fabric cover. The fabric cover will undoubtedly feel comforting against your ailing loved one’s skin. Plus, you won’t have to worry so much about it making the bed sheets damp.

Multivitamins & Supplements

Over the years, many people have also touted the benefits of taking vitamins and supplements to bolster one’s immune system. Therefore, you may want to consider stocking up on those items as well. A few of the ones to consider purchasing are vitamin C, vitamin D3, echinacea, astragalus and turmeric. Depending on your family’s overall health, you may even want to consider having them take the vitamins and supplements year-round.

Emesis Basins & Bed Pans

It would also be a good idea to invest in reusable emesis basins and bed pans. The emesis basins are designed to be used during periods of nausea and vomiting. The bed pans, on the other hand, are helpful to have around when a person is too sick to reach the bathroom. Each one is designed to be easily cleaned and stored away for future use. Thus, you could feasibly stow them inside of your home’s bathroom cabinets or closets.

Reusable and Disposable Thermometers

Because fevers often accompany flu season ailments, you may want to make sure that you have other supplies in stock as well. One that immediately comes to mind is a thermometer. There are different types of disposable and reusable thermometers to choose from. Some are designed to take a person’s temperature orally. Others are designed for rectal or inner ear use. If you do decide to purchase a reusable one, you’ll also want to invest in a box of probe covers. They are designed to help keep germs from being transferred by the thermometer’s probe to other family members.

These are just a few of the many health products that can help you get through this year’s cold and flu season. We would love to hear about your cold and flu season survival techniques to share with others on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook!

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