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5 Ways To Survive - And Thrive - During Flu Season

It may feel too warm for flu season, but according to health experts, it’s here all the same – the latest start in several years.

If you’re like me, you greet the start of flu season with a bit of dread. But we aren’t helpless victims to the influenza virus! Armed with these products, we can make it through flu season in good health…or at least relatively comfortable and well-amused:


  • SimpleHuman Sensor Hand Soap Pump 1 of 5
    SimpleHuman Sensor Hand Soap Pump
    I'm no germaphobe, but something about touching a moist, slimy soap dispenser has always given me the willies. This sleek dispenser delivers a dollop of hand soap automatically without having to touch a thing.
    Get it from Amazon, $36.04
  • Oscillococcinum 12 Dose 2 of 5
    Oscillococcinum 12 Dose
    Like all homeopathics, I don't understand how this works, BUT SO HELP ME IT WORKS. Use at first sign of flu symptoms for relief and less suffering.
    Get it from Amazon, $24.99
  • Emergen-C Electro Mix Lemon-Lime packet, 30 pk per Box 3 of 5
    Emergen-C Electro Mix Lemon-Lime packet, 30 pk per Box
    Vitamin C is known to boost immunity, and this Emergen-C mix not only delivers the vitamins but also replaces electrolytes lost from stomach illness or a lot of mouth-breathing. I like to drink it mixed in hot water, like a sort of Sprite-y tea.
    Get it from Amazon, $9.22
  • Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off 4 of 5
    Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off
    No matter who's sick in my house - my two -year-old, my thirteen-year-old, or myself - the first thing I do is break out a warm mist humidifier. It makes the air so much gentler on sore noses and throats, and seems to reduce coughing, too.
    Get it from Amazon, $30.09
  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 [Blu-ray] 5 of 5
    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 [Blu-ray]
    Downtown Abbey again? Of course. If you've succumbed to the flu you're going to be stuck in bed for several days, and that means you'll need hours of entertainment. What better way to pass the time than catching up on everyone's favorite period British ...
    Get it from Amazon, $22.99

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