How to Deal when Sick Gets Real
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It’s that time of the year again, when cold, wet weather and countless hours cooped up inside result in sick children. With spring still months away, sickness will hit- it’s inevitable!
My family succumbed to our first winter sickness the week before Christmas. Sick during the holidays is no fun, especially when passing a sickness through a family our size means those germs stay awhile! Today I’m sharing my tips for dealing when sick gets real this winter.
How to Deal when Sick Gets Real
Prepare for the inevitable sickness before it hits.
As a single Mom, I’ve learned that preparedness is my best weapon when sickness hits. The last thing I want is to take sick children to the store to gather medicine. Keep a basket of sick day supplies on hand. Keep a basket stocked with medications, soup, and your child’s favorite juice.
Prevent the germs from spreading.
Encourage everyone in the house to wash hands more often. Try to keep sick children away from well children. Use hand sanitizer liberally.
Treat the symptoms.
When your child feels miserable treat the symptoms with Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin® and Children’s Dimetapp®.
- Children’s Advil® – for children ages 2 to 11. Ease aches and pains while reducing a fever fast.
- Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief – for children ages 6 and up. Control and relieve symptoms all day (or night) long with this great-tasting medicine in your child’s favorite flavor. Flavor choices include Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors.
- Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free – for children ages 6 and up. Ease your child’s stuffy and runny nose, while also controlling a cough.
Encourage rest and recovery.
Sick days are the perfect time to binge watch favorite cartoons, cuddle up to read a chapter book aloud, enjoy coloring books. Rotate restful activities to keep your child resting for quick recovery.
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How do you deal when sick gets real? I’d love to hear your best tips for dealing with long winter sick days! Comment with your best tip, and enter to win a Sick Gets Real prize package including a $25 Visa gift card and Pfizer pediatric products (one Children’s Advil® Suspension, one Children’s Robitussin ® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, and one Children’s Dimetapp® Multi- Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free).
When the kids get sick they get plenty of rest and lots of fluids and take medicine. They usually spend the time resting and watching t.v. I like to cuddle with them and read them books.
I go back to bed, drink plenty of tea with honey and lemon, eat chicken noodle soup and take cold medicine to help me sleep. I also have my kids stay in bed and give them plenty of liquids and good cold medicine with chicken noodle soup.
I am pretty good at dealing with the sick ones in my house. Everyone always seems to get sick at the same time so I give medicine, take temperatures, and coddle everyone until they are better.
Netflix and lots of coffee for momma!
I just try to rest as much as possible
I take medicine andd get rest
I call my daughter when it gets real.
Way too often I just pretend I’m not sick because I’m a mom so let’s face it I don’t have time to get sick! I also usually drink tons of honey and lemon water and take tons of medicine – both really hep me fake it until I’m better! 😉
I MAKE SOME HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP AND GET SOME REST 🙂
Lots of tea and honey
I make sure to take my vitamins and drink orange juice.
I get a lot of rest, take medication and drink warm tea.
I usually just take lots of medicine, take a hot shower and stay in bed until I’m better.
I start with chicken soup topped with red chili flakes, drink lots of fluids and honey lemon. I sort to OTC medicine when these don’t work.
I isolate myself and get plenty of fluids and rest.
I drink plenty of fluids, lay on the couch and take medication.
When sick gets real I hold down the couch and watch a lot of tv and drink a lot of tea.
When we are sick, we drinks extra fluids, get extra rest and make sure we take our vitamins.
I take a nice steamy shower to clear out my sinuses and try to take a nice long nap.
I take vitamin C, get rest and take it very easy.
I usually try to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.
Everyone comes to me for comfort. They think I have a cure all since I have never had a cold in my life
When I’m sick although it’s hard I try to rest, stay hydrated and take medicine if needed. With the kids I make sure they stay in bed, give them their medicine, plenty of juice, and call a doctor if it lasts more than a couple of days. It’s my husband who’s the baby though when he’s sick!
A lot of rest, medication, cold towel on the forehead, and love and support
Lots of rest and liquids.
When sick gets real i deal by watching movies and making soup.
I’m getting over a cold now, I fought it with Emergen C Raspberry drink in the morning and at night Emergen C hot apple cider drink. The cold lasted a week.
When sick gets real I start diffusing my essential oils. They seem to really help. I also will make homemade soup. It’s comfort food.
I deal by taking medicine and resting as much as I can.
I always rest and drink water, thank you!
I’m actually sick right now. As a mom of four I try my best to rest, but that doesn’t always happen. Plenty of fluids as well.
Cups of hot tea and lemon, juice and vitamins!!
I take lots of home remedies like garlic, vitamin C and I do saline rinses.
I make sure to get plenty of rest, good movies, and fluids.
Hot bath and lots of sleep!
I just dose up on my cold meds and power on through because planning for a substitute is nearly impossible.
When my daughter gets really sick, I make homemade chicken noodle soup. Get the baby Vicks on her feet and also sit in a steamy shower to get her feeling better and get that ickiness out
When I get really sick I go to the doctor then I go to the drugstore to get my medicine.
I deal by pushing water, vitamins ( we love airborne) & rest;)
I haven’t been sick in quite some time, personally, but I might excersise a lot and sweat it out.
Being sick in our home means I am busy running around and taking care of everyone at once because everyone gets sick at the same time. I give them lots of fluids and make sure they rest.
Lots of fluid and a lot of rest.
Lots of warm blankets, fuzzy socks and plenty of orange juice blended with fresh strawberries!
And a book. 🙂
I do honey and lemon in tea. But i also do a tablespoon of honey which helps with my cough usually. I also love mucinex. It works so well.
Lots of sleep and rest
Lots of rest and tea with honey!
Vitamin C and lots of sleep
I deal by going to sleep. I hate being sick!
I make homemade chicken soup and I get plenty of rest. I also drink a lot of hot tea with honey.
One day in bed with lots of hot tea and soup, that usually helps on the day when sick gets real.
I deal by hopefully getting a LOT of sleep!
We load up on a ton of Vitamin C! It’s truly miraculous.
Hot showers, sleep and lots of time to myself
We drink a lot of tea and honey to get through sick days around here!
fluids hand washing and plenty of rest along with hot honey lemon water
usually make chicken soup , stock up on medicine and make sure i lay and keep a eye on the kids when they get really sick ..anything to make them more comfortable works for me
It’s good to try and keep stress to a minimum when sick!
I take medicine, drink ginger tea, and lot of sleeps
Bed, tea with honey, and chicken noodle soup to the rescue!
Oh I try to get lots of rest, run the humidifier, and LOVE using the Vicks Rub!
I just try to rest as much as possible
I get lots of rest and pretty much hide from the world!
Just get lots of rest
When sick gets real, I drink lots of fluids (water) and get as much rest as I can.
We have chicken noodle soup and lots of rest.
Me personally I just try to suck it up and go with the flow. My kids just kinda lay around and watch tv, sometimes they play minecraft too. So basically it’s not that much different from normal life! haha!
we rest a lot and watch movies
Orange Juice, lots of fluids, soup or hot apple juice with honey & lemon. I also make them sleep as much as possible.
I take a nap.
I give them hot tea, orange juice and plenty of TLC.
I am a mother of 4 so I have to keep pushing through the sickness! There is no down time when you have four little people depending on you for every need! I always try to keep myself hydrated by drinking plenty of water! I will take OTC meds as needed!
Rest as much as possible.
With my kids I make sure they are comfortable, given them ibuprofen and go from there.
Sanitize, wash hands frequently, get rest and consume plenty of vitamin C. Eat some chicken noodle soup with crackers.
Chicken soup and lots of rest.
When sick gets real, the kids get the couch with the tv and humidifier. They also get the soup and the ice pops along with a nice pillow and blanket. Mom gets the lysol wipes and wipes down every light switch, door handle, and remote or phone in the house. Often, the motrin accompanies the day.
I just stay in bed!
Lysol everything! Lots of hand washing and hand sanitizer!
I try to get a lot of rest. Drink plenty of fluids. Take some medicine and a hot bath.
I try to rest up and get lots of sleep
I stock up on medicine and make chicken noodle soup.
Medicine, rest, and plenty of fluids.
I sleep, take sudafed, drink lots of liquids and take emergen c to get rid of it quicker
I try to stay in bed and sleep for a week straight
Try to stay hydrated and get lots of rest
I’m a big baby when I get sick. I like to sleep it off as much as possible.
Go to bed and forget about the world.
I don’t deal with it well when I am sick. Lots of sleep and lots of fluids.
I get lots of rest and stay hydrated when sick
Good medication, lots of fluids, a warm blanket, and netflex.
I deal with lots of liquids, rest and tylenol.
I get plenty of rest, drink fluids, eat soup and whine…LOL Now when hubby gets sick it is major…lol I have to baby him and trust me he goes beyond whining…LOL
I drink a lot of water, take vitamin C and sleep.
Sleep – lots and lots of sleep!
I try to rest and like to be alone in my misery.
we take medicines to help the symptom and get lots of rest