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Tips For When Mom Gets Sick During the Holidays

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vicks at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

Help mom sick during holidays

Moms can get used to taking care of their sick families, but what about when Mom gets sick? The average cold lingers for one to two weeks, and the flu can stick around for even longer than that. We all know that time is precious, especially during the Holiday season, so here are some tips for how Mom can stay on top of the cough, cold, and flu symptoms. With these tips in mind and a little luck, she’ll be back on her feet and soaking in the good cheer in no time.

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Take it Easy

“Taking it easy” may be easier said than done at this time of year, but one of the absolute best things you can when you come down with a cold or the flu is to give your body the time it needs to heal. That means rest and lots of it. One of the best things a family can do to help Mom recover is to take some of those Holiday chores off of her plate, so she can get the rest she needs.

Stay Hydrated

The fluids you lose when you’re sick need to be replenished somehow, which is why we’ve all heard the old admonition to drink plenty of water when we’ve come down with something. So one great thing the family can do for Mom is to constantly keep that glass of water full, and make sure she’s getting enough liquids. Soup for dinner is a great way to do this as well and has the added bonus of being light and easy to keep down.

Don’t Spread it Around

Sure, there’s a good chance that everyone else in the house is going to sick now, but that doesn’t mean you have to bring the problem out to the rest of the world. But we get that Mom has errands to run, and if there’s no one else to help, she should take care to keep from coughing on anyone or anything; no one wants to potentially ruin someone else’s Holiday!

Stay Medicated

Even the most supportive and accommodating family can’t help Mom get better all on their own. She might need a little help from elsewhere, which is where Vicks products from Walmart comes in.

Vicks for moms sick holiday

Vicks has been a trusted name in non-prescription cold and flu medication for years, and right now you can save $1 off of most Vicks products at Walmart with the BrandSAVER coupon from your the November 25 edition of your local newspaper. iBotta is also currently offering $1 off of Vicks Nyquil and $0.75 off of Vicks VapoDrops, with a $1.25 if you take advantage of both offers on the same purchase. You can even make use of Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service to select all your groceries (including Vicks!) from the convenience of home, and then have it ready to be picked up at the store — hopefully by a kind family member, so Mom can stay at home and get more rest! You can place your order at grocery.walmart.com.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vicks. The opinions and text are all mine.


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  1. What some great tips, it’s always tricky when mum gets poorly. I love Vicks Vapour Rub and it’s the first thing I turn to when I start getting a cold, it’s so soothing.

  2. This is great advice; I am currently under the weather and Day and NyQuil are my best friends these days!

  3. Being sick is no fun, especially during the holidays. I’ll have to look for these the next time I’m out. I like the VapoCOOL. It sounds comforting while being sick!

  4. No one wants to be sick. Being sick during the holidays is no fun either. These cough medicines sound like they’ll help soothe you if you’re sick.

  5. these are great tips. moms dont really have the time to stay sick-i know i sure dont anyway

  6. Ooohhh great tips! Especially about getting rest (hard when your a mom) and the Vicks. I always do Vicks in a hot bowl of water through the night when I’m got a cold. Works wonders ????

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