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What You Need To Know About Cough, Cold and Flu

I was knocked out by the flu for a week! I was in bed five days. I couldn't eat, barely drink, couldn't walk or even talk. I was just groaning in pain. Everything hurt.
I had no idea the flu could do that to you, but then again I had other troubles  too, so I'm assuming this was a culmination that made the flu more evil than usual.

I needed help. I needed liquids and foods agreeable to my stomach and of course soothing words, even if everyone was afraid to hug the sick.

Have you had the flu? 
How does it affect you? 
Do you have help when you are sick? 

New this year, Robitussin® – the doctor recommended and #1 pharmacist recommended brand for cough, cold, and flu combinations – has introduced:

  • A maximum strength nighttime formula to control coughs and help sufferers get the sleep they need to feel better
  • New, convenient liquid-filled capsules to control cough on-the-go with all the power of Robitussin's maximum strength DM cough liquid. Perfect for travel, especially around the busy holiday season.
  • There is a variety of products tailored to treat the whole family’s symptoms, including a children’s formula that relieves cough and cold symptoms for up to eight hours. Please find a full fact sheet attached with all product details and photos.

At the peak of the 2012-2013 cold and flu season, nearly 50 million adults and children experienced cold and flu symptoms – six times greater than the population of NYC! Plus, the common cold is a leading cause of doctor visits (100M+ each year), and causes 22 million missed school days and 20 million lost work days in the United States annually.
All summer long we didn't get sick and the first week of school, my daughter came home with a cold.  Of course mommy is also infected! It never fails.

I try to ensure they wash their hands with soap and water the moment they get home and teach them how to handle other situations, but alas, there are so many elements involved in this staying healthy.

What You Need To Know About Cough, Cold and Flu:
A cough can leave the body at speeds up to 500 miles per hour - that's more than 2x faster than a professional race car!

Coughs don't stop when the lights go out. In fact, 86% of adults treat their coughs at night. Good idea, because not getting enough 'shut-eye' for a week can have the same effect as pulling an all-nighter!

A cold virus spread roughly 5 times faster when flying in an airplane.

Flu is caused by influenza viruses that infect the throat, nose and lungs. Common colds can be caused by over 200 different viruses.

Up to 50% of people who had a cold will develop a cough. Prolonged coughing can caused unpleasant side effects, such as chest pain, exhaustion, light-headaches, and interference with socializing and work.

Robitussin is a doctor recommended and the #1 pharmacist recommended cough, cold flu combination product (in a liquid formula). There are a variety of products available over-the-counter to treat cough, cold and flu symptoms, with formulations available for daytime and nighttime relief. A non-prescription cough medicine with an expectorant and cough suppressant, such as Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Max, helps by keeping the mucus secretions easily expellable, while the cough suppressant helps bring a cough under control.

Robitussin Cough + Chest DM Max
Controls and relieves a frequent cough, plus thins and loosens mucus to relieve chest congestion, offering 2x the strength against mucus in a non-drowsy formula

Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM
Controls and relieves a frequent cough, plus thins mucus to relieve your chest congestion

Robitussin Nightime Cough DM Max
Relieves itchy throat and runny nose with a maximum strength antihistamine and contains a maximum strength cough suppressant to help you get the sleep you need to feel better.

Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Max Liquid-Filled Capsules
The new, convenient liquid-filled capsules control and relieve your cough, while thinning mucus to relieve chest congestion

Robitussin Children's Cough & Cold Long-Acting
Helps control and relieve a frequent cough for up to eight hours, and has an added ingredient to relieve your child's runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing.

Have you tried Robitussin care products as yet?
Being sick is no fun at all. So do all you can to keep the sickies at bay for you and your family.

I received a complimentary package of the above products to facilitate this article. No other compensation was exchanged.

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Just took our Robitussin this morning. You know, I thought it was my youngest who was the only one who didn't handle winter well, and my mom pointed out to me that I always got sick in the winter as a kid too. What a thing to pass on. oy!

    1. It's so true.
      I keep wondering what I pass on to my kids. Gosh I hope it's not my bad sinus issues!!

  2. Hope you are feeling better now...
    I know it is no fun at all when you are sick.
    HUGS to you:)

  3. I am indeed Noelle.
    Thank you.

  4. This is great info Colette~ I have been under the weather for 3 weeks, first week was my daughter, then I became sick, and third week was recovery. It takes longer to get well as you get older…so wrong!

    1. Thanks for sharing Amanda.
      I hope you and your family feel well again quickly!
      It is absolutely no fun being ill.

      And I was just talking with my mom about being sick as you get older. So true.

  5. I take robitussin when I have a cough. Nothing else works for me.

    Michelle F.

    1. Thanks for sharing Michelle. I'm glad it works for you!

  6. Ugh cough cold and flu season is coming, great post.

  7. Thank you for sharing. We always use Robitussin cold and flu. It works for us.

  8. We use alot of Robittussin products at our house. They always work great for us. Having the flu can really be tough.

  9. older article but always relevant. flu season got us bad this year!


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