Sick Days..This Is What You Need In Your Survival Kit

Sick Days..This Is What You Need In Your Survival Kit

Today has physically been a rough day for me. I have had a headache, ear ache, and a sore throat. Add to that runny nose, coughing, sneezing, and fatigue, and you get downright miserableness (if that's a word). I have been lucky, so far, to dodge this horrible flu season. However, I am not feeling so lucky right now.

Before leaving work today, and yes I went in and possibly spread my germs, I was given lots of advice about how to get better. I was told to go home and get some rest, drink some tea, eat some soup, gargle with ginger, and drink lots of water. All sound advice right?

The sick day survival kit can consist of many items. There is tea, which will usually be recommended as herbal, or green tea. There is the over-the-counter medication, and sleep or rest are the biggest recommendations because the body needs to rest to truly recover. 

Here is the complete list of my recommendation for your survival kit...

  • Tea
  • Water
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • DayQuil/NyQuil, Mucinex
  • Tylenol
  • Sleep/Rest
  • Humidifier
  • Vicks Vapor Rub
  • Cough Drops

Sleep is by far my favorite from the survival kit, with tea coming in a close second. As a matter of fact I am sipping tea right now, decaffeinated of course, and soon heading back to bed. Thank goodness it's almost the weekend. 

The cold and flu season is upon us. Get your flu shot, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, and disinfect where you can. And if all else fails, you may need a survival kit. What's in your sick day survival kit?

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