My Go To Regimen When I Feel a Cold Coming On

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It’s #holidayszn (that’s holiday season in millennial speak) which means cold weather and being cooped up indoors. Okay, maybe this isn’t what everyone thinks about when the holidays start rolling around. I do have a few suggestions when it comes to supporting my health during the holidays. My go-to whenever I feel cold symptoms is Alka-Seltzer Plus® .

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I’ve been using these suggestions since I started living on my own, and they haven’t failed me yet. Growing up, my mom always swore by taking Alka-Seltzer whenever she felt the symptoms of a cold start. Since she was a single working mom, she couldn’t afford to be sick. I never knew that woman to ever complain of the symptoms of a cold, even when my sister and I would constantly bring home sicknesses from school.

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Fast forward to today and my routine has emulated her’s almost exactly. I have Alka-Seltzer Plus stocked in my medicine cabinet all throughout winter. The routine goes like this: if I wake up with a semi-sore throat or feel sniffle start throughout the day, I come home, drink some tea, take an Alka-Seltzer Plus® around 8 pm, and fall asleep with hopes that my symptoms will be less severe the next day.

The key is to always take it the day you start noticing any cold-like symptoms starting. If you can’t shake the sore throat the first day, make sure to repeat the next day. (Please be sure to follow package labels for dosing instructions and any applicable warnings.)

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Alka-Seltzer Plus lets you work through your cold and cough symptoms without feeling your worst. When you need cold symptom and cough relief that’s fast, so you can to get back to your busy life, no other cold medication helps me more with my symptoms than Maximum Strength Cold and Cough Liquid Gels.

The other key to supporting my health throughout the holiday season is to stick to a healthy diet and take a multivitamin, and I love these One A Day® Women’s VitaCraves. If you’re not on a vitamin regimen, start now for daily nutrient support as well as nutritional support in the new year.

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Quick Tips on How to Support Your Health During the Holidays with Alka-Seltzer Plus

1.    If you feel cold symptoms, take an Alka-Seltzer Plus that night to help relieve nighttime symptoms. Alka-Seltzer Plus is perfect for treating cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, headaches & body aches, and sinus pressure.

2.    Eat well and take a multivitamin every day, like these One A Day® Women’s VitaCraves which provides nutritional support with key nutrients you may need.

3.    Stay active; taking walks and exercising regularly is shown to improve mood and immune response.

4.    Wash your hands frequently.

5.    Drink plenty of water daily and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and other foods with antioxidants to keep your immune system healthy.

I hope these tips help you during this holiday season. As a reminder, I’m not a doctor so please be sure to follow all package instructions when using any over the counter products. But if you’re looking to treat that little tickle in your throat or need help managing cold systems, stock up on Alka-Seltzer Plus this holiday season and hopefully, my tips will help you! Find these products and more on Amazon! If you need some additional holiday cheer, try our world-class hot chocolate! Guaranteed to lift your spirits! 

Author: Cynthia

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  • Thank you Cynthia! I feel a slight hint of a cold coming on and Alkazeltzer pm is also my go to! I have a big performance coming up in 2 weeks in London and I am on a plane tomorrow so I do not intend or want to get sick. I appreciate your post and I’m hoping it will knock this thing back overnight. Usually does.