FRANKLYWNOW - Top 10 Flu Remedies

Top 10 Flu Remedies

Frequent hand washing is your absolute best defense! My daughter loves foaming soap. The rule in our house is "As soon as you walk in the door, wash up."  

I make sure everyone gets enough rest: 12 to 14 hours a night for the kids, and as for the grown-ups, well, as much as we can!  

Airborne: I swear by it! All of the parents and teachers at my school do as well. Just be sure to get the orange flavor and not the lemon-lime.   I strongly believe in the flu shot. My kids get one every year.  

Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. And when a cold strikes, comfort food can't be beat: chicken soup, 7Up, saltines, Jell-O, grilled cheese, PB&J, tomato soup… It always did the trick when I was a kid!  

Keep supplies on hand so you're not caught unprepared. During cold and flu season, we stock up on honey (use a spoonful for a scratchy throat), cold medicine, OJ that's high in vitamin C, ingredients for homemade chicken soup, Sprite and a box of tissues for every room of the house.  

One word: NyQuil! NyQuil is love in a bottle, let me tell you!  

Lysol disinfectant spray is great stuff, and we always have it during the cold season. Disinfect doorknobs at least once a day, bathroom surfaces several times a day, plus tabletops, surfaces, chairs and toys, all on a regular basis.

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