It was almost a year ago that we dealt with a very sick Emma who cried every time she needed to blow her nose all day long for about three weeks, because she didn’t want o blow her nose herself, but have us do it for her. If you don’t recall this boogie nightmare, click here to read all about.
But from this experience, I learned just how important a soft, but good tissue really is to keep my little princess comfortable when she is sick and in need of tissues for a prolonged period of time to indeed blow her nose.
Also, not going to lie, I have always been a stickler for not having to use a rough tissue to blow my nose, especially when I am sick. Nothing is worse then using a tissue that feels like sandpaper when I have a cold and am using tissues daily all day long. I have visions of myself in my younger days looking worse then Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer after having had a head cold and using the wrong tissues for a few days on end.
So, I am always on the lookout for the softest tissues to use for when these inevitable times do occur.
It was during this time with Emma, That I found and had her using only Scotties Tissues, because they were said to be the softest tissues on the market and tried every which way to make her more comfortable. Because let’s face it the more comfortable she was, the less whining and complaining I heard. And now I must admit I try to stock up on them to have in the house during the fall through early spring season, when colds and flu like symptoms are always a possibly for us just in case, because with a family of four here someone always ha the possibly of getting and coming down with a cold.
Ironically, I was recently contacted by Scotties Tissues asking if we would like to review their tissues. I totally jumped at the opportunity, because we already are a family that was sold on them from last year’s experience as I shared and this definitely a product I feel passionate about and am truly thankful for.
The care package I received to test out was absolutely awesome. Seriously, I never saw so many tissues at one time in my life. Even though I stock up, I have never bought this many boxes in my life to be honest at one time.
Trust me, we are now covered at the very least for the rest of the cold and flu season and possibly next one, too. And I am so not complaining and over the moon thankful for this.
Now thanks to Scotties, I also want to share a bit more about the common cold, as well as, some ways to beat and treat the common cold to help alleviate your aches and pains if you too have to suffer from a cold.
So what is the common cold?
The common cold is accurately named because it is indeed the most frequent infection we encounter (couldn’t agree more and lost count how many times I along have had a common cold over the years).
The common cold as explained by Stephen H. Zinner, M.D., Director of Medicine for Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA is caused by a number of different viruses, and as such is not treatable with antibiotics (which treat infections caused by bacteria). There is no definitive or specific treatment or cure for the common cold, which is an example of a “self-limited” infection, meaning that patients recover when the infection has run its natural course.
Even though there isn’t any cure, thankfully Mount Auburn Hospital, a top Harvard teaching hospital and Scotties Facial Tissues are here to bring you their top 10 list of cold remedies to help alleviate your symptoms next time you feel yourself getting sick.
How Can You Treat A Common Cold?
Treatments are available, but are more to help alleviate the symptoms instead of shortening the duration of the actual cold. However, according to Dr. Zimmer the Top 5 Treatments are as follows:
- Humidification – add a humidifier to your home or steam a pot of water in the kitchen.
- Steam vapor – take a hot shower and breath in the steam
- oral decongestants,
- nasal saline irrigation and select nasal sprays,
- Aspirin or acetaminophen may be useful for the body aches that may accompany the first 24 -48 hours of a cold.
- Sleep – make sure to give your body the rest it requires to naturally rid the body of a cold.
- Exercise can be useful to thin out mucus and increase the activity of white blood cells – if the person feels well enough to workout.
- Warm soup or hot tea can soothe a sore throat.
- Vitamin C & Zinc – stock up on foods high in these immune boosting properties
- A soft tissue like that from Scotties can help alleviate nasal blockage and congestion.
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