Don’t Let the Flu Ruin Your Vacation!

Don’t Let the Flu Ruin Your Vacation!

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For the first time in years my kids ended up getting the flu this year. In fact the flu has been so wide spread in our community that they almost shutdown my kid’s school. Apparently once 20% of the school population is out sick the school must close to be disinfected. Granted they have basically done this twice now without closing.

I think basically everyone I know has gotten the flu. If they haven’t well, they probably will. (Sorry, but seems to be the case this year.)  My go to medicine to treat the flu is DayQuil and NyQuil. In my opinion it’s the best for treating the flu.

Sick Mama

Here I am back in 2013 when I had the flu. We were in the middle of a huge trip across the country. I caught the flu while we were in Texas hanging out with our families for Christmas. I’m not saying my Aunt Gina gave me the flu, but someone did. This is a photo of me sleeping on a cargo plane as we flew from San Antonio to New York. I was so miserable during this time. If it hadn’t been for NyQuil I don’t know how I would have gotten through the flight. Flying space-a is cold and loud! Not usually the kind of flights you can sleep soundly on. In fact I found NyQuil and DayQuil to work so good that I actually keep it in my first aid travel kit now.

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Thanks to DayQuil and NyQuil I managed to get through some parts of our vacation quite well. It definitely helped me through so the trip wasn’t a complete loss.

Sick Kids

When my kids got sick this flu season we were literally about to go to Texas. (I know we go to Texas a lot. It’s where we are from and your know how Texans feel about their state.) I was panicked. I absolutely could not take sick kids to my mother’s house, especially if they had the flu. My mother has emphysema and I do not want her exposed to respiratory illness. And, yes I treated my kids with DayQuil and NyQuil. Granted my kids are older, maybe much older than your kids. My oldest is 14 and take an adult dose of medicine. Remember to always check dosage instructions and consult a pediatrician when giving your child medication! Thankfully with rest, medicine, and fluids they were better in time to go see grandma!

Where to buy

Walmart has everything, including anything and everything you may need to get through cold and flu season and they are located all over the country. Even if you are on vacation somewhere chances are high you can find a Walmart. In one stop and their prices are cheap! You can grab Vicks Severe, Puffs tissues, ingredients for chicken soup, and a warm blanket.

Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu: Maximum strength nighttime cold and flu relief, now with a decongestant making it better than ever. It’s available in caplets or liquid. My kids and I agree we prefer caplets.

Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms including:

Nasal congestion
Sinus congestion and pressure
Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
Cough to help you sleep
Minor aches and pains
Headache
Fever
Sore throat
Runny nose and sneezing
Reduces swelling of nasal passages
Temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
Promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage

Vicks DayQuil Severe Cold & Flu: Need to stay awake, then go with their maximum strength non-drowsy cold and flu relief so you can tackle your to-do list or whatever it is you are up to. In my case traveling, typically. It is also available in caplets or liquid.

Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms:

Nasal congestion
Sinus congestion and pressure
Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation
Minor aches and pains
Headache
Fever
Sore throat
Reduces swelling of nasal passages
Temporarily restores freer breathing through the nose
Promotes nasal and/or sinus drainage
Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and make coughs more productive

By | 2015-03-02T08:52:32-07:00 February 26th, 2015|Product Reviews|0 Comments

About the Author:

Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.

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