Cold and Flu Survival {Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label


The dreaded cold and flu season is here. Every year, it’s the same story. Despite our best efforts, many of us will be forced to admit defeat and retreat to our couches with a healthy supply of tissues and hot liquids.

While you might not be able to prevent yourself from getting sick in the first place, there are things you can do to feel better and get back on your feet sooner. 

Clear your nose

Having a blocked nose can be one of the worst parts about being sick. If cold medications still leave you feeling stuffed up, try pairing them with a saline spray like hydraSense®. hydraSense® is 100% naturally sourced sea water that is clinically proven to help get rid of nasal congestion so you can breathe better and concentrate on getting the rest you need.  

Clean up your act

This one is often overlooked! Keep anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer within reach on sick days to avoid leaving germs on the surfaces in your home. The last thing you want to do is spread sickness to your friends and family members. You’ll feel better knowing you’re keeping your germs to yourself.

Take a hike

Did you know that light exercise can help to relieve congestion when you have a cold? Instead of staying cooped up inside, a brisk walk can help you feel restored. Just make sure you don’t overdo it.

Put your sore throat on ice

Sucking on ice chips can help temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat by numbing and calming some of the inflammation causing your pain.  Other ways to soothe a sore throat include gargling warm salt water or sipping on a warm herbal tea.

Give yourself a (delicious!) boost

When you’re sick, making nutritious meals may feel like more of a chore. If your sick-day meals are more microwave friendly than health conscious, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need with a multivitamin. If you’re not a fan of pills, try One A Day® Gummies. They taste great and help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. For some added Vitamin C, pop Redoxon® into a ½ glass of cold water. You get 10 oranges worth of vitamin C in one tablet! I tried this for the first time today and found it surprisingly tasty! 

bayer cold and flu

To help you survive cold and flu season, enter below for a chance to win this great cold and flu essentials kit complete with HyrdaSense nasal spray, Redoxon Vitamin C, Women’s One A Day multivitamin, Davids Tea Organic Cold 911  (blend of peppermint, juniper and eucalyptus) and a pretty lavender scented hot and cold pack. ($85 value)

Giveaway is open to Canadian residents,  over the age of 18, excluding Quebec. Ends November 5th 2017 at 11:59pm.

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label


  1. When i am sick, the only thing that seems to help is sleep. A couple of get-well cards from my kids are definitely appreciated as well.

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    Homemade Chicken Noodle soup always make me feel better.

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I like my chicken noodle soup and my lemon honey tea.

  4. kathy downey says:

    One thing that makes me feel better when i’m sick is Mom’s homemade chicken soup!

  5. The one thing that makes me feel better is tea!

  6. Jeannie Lam says:

    Hot tea and a cozy blanket makes me feel better.

  7. chelsi decoste says:

    my mom!

  8. Chicken noodle soup

  9. Alison Braidwood says:

    Mushroom soup with hot buttered toast always makes me feel better if I’m ill.

  10. My Mommy!! Lol

    Seriously though? Doing a sinus rinse, steaming my face, cuddles, a warm blanket, tea. And depending on what it is – drugs!!!!

  11. lori butler says:

    neo citorin and my heated blanket

  12. I’m not sure why but since I was a kid, a greasy burger has always helped me feel better when I’m sick. It makes no sense but it works for me.

  13. A hot bath always makes me feel better when I’m sick!

  14. Halls Cherry Cough drops. They’re my saving grace for any cold!

  15. Lynda Cook says:

    What makes me feel better is a nice hot bowl of homemade chicken soup, yum yum

  16. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    A nice hot cup of tea with lemon and honey.

  17. One thing that makes me feel better when I am sick is lying down and getting lots of rest.

  18. Oregano Oil!

  19. Florence Cochrane says:

    Homemade chicken soup makes me feel better when I am sick.

  20. Scott MacMillan says:

    I like to be tucked in a warm quilt with music playing.

  21. Kim Tanti says:

    I make tea with fresh ginger and honey to help get better.

  22. Brenda Penton says:

    I find fresh air helps me feel better.

  23. Not working when I am sick would make me feel better-but it never happens!

  24. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I usually make myself soup or some tea. It usually helps me when I am feeling under the weather.

  25. Melinda Jana says:

    good old chicken noodle soup!

  26. Tainan Lu says:

    Having delicious food makes me feel better

  27. A bowl of soup is a comfort to me when im ill

  28. Chicken noodle soup makes me feel better.

  29. sleep, sleep, sleep. thanks

  30. Lots of sleep and a menthol steam.

  31. Warm tea then sleep!

  32. I like to drink vegetable soup broth & eat plain chicken sandwiches when I’m sick.

  33. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Homemade Chicken noodle soup makes me feel better when I am sick.

  34. Amanda Masters says:

    Hot lemon water always makes me feel better.

  35. Actually being able to get the rest I need is what makes me feel better … quite difficult with young kiddos!

  36. SLEEP makes me feel better

  37. A hot toddy will always make me feel better.

  38. A nice cup tea that my husband brings without my asking.

  39. Christine w says:

    I like any type of hot soup while I am sick!

  40. Christi Christieson says:

    Tea and a hot pack.

  41. Gillian Morgan says:

    Hot tea and sleeping makes me feel better.

  42. When I am sick, I like staying under a blanket with some hot tea.

  43. I love the cold 911 tea from David’s Tea – seems to help fend off my colds, in the very least gets me drinking extra fluids!

  44. Jennifer P. says:

    I usually love to drink fresh, cold water when I am sick, to keep hydrated. That and a nice hot bath followed by getting cozy in bed are what make me feel better. Rest, rest and more rest!!

  45. NormaJane says:

    I Love HydraSence! Winter is soooo dry here in alberta. It is so nice to wake up and just moisturise my dry out nose for relief. I stock it every winter.

  46. Chicken Noodle Soup made with love makes me feel better, always!

  47. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    When I’m sick the thing that makes me better is a really good chicken noodle soup and hot tea.

  48. Karla Sceviour says:

    curled up in a cozy warm blanket makes me feel better!

  49. I feel better having a hot cup of tea with lemon when I’m feeling sick

  50. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My heating pad and lots of sleep

  51. Elaine Beierbach says:

    I hate the flu season! Best thing is lots of tea with lemon and honey.

  52. a nice cup of tea

  53. Josie Tusa says:

    A nice hot bowl of chicken soup

  54. sarah alexis says:

    A blanket and staying home from work makes me feel better. lol

  55. drinking hot tea with honey

  56. Doris Humber says:

    Resting in bed makes me feel better when I’m sick.

  57. Chicken soup.

  58. One thing that makes me feel better is orange juice, sleep and chicken noodle soup

  59. Only sleep helps me when I’m sick. And sometimes the chicken soup that someone else makes for me

  60. Being left alone!

  61. Dana Miller says:

    Hot water with lemon, honey and ginger makes me feel better when I am sick. And extra hugs!

  62. Some lemon and honey tea always makes me feel better!

  63. A hot bubble bath always makes me feel better when I am sick.

  64. caroline m. says:

    an epsom salt & lavender bath makes me feel better.

  65. sarah sar says:

    Lots of bed rest makes me feel so much better.

  66. VIctoria Ess says:

    Rest and tea always helps me!

  67. Resting and drinking a lot of water !

  68. Charlene Lucas says:

    I immediately take Redoxon daily and drink lots of tea with organic honey!

  69. Mishelle Greening says:

    I find a mug of tea helps me clear out my head and feel better when I am sick, I love the warm feeling move into my bones when I drink it.


  70. Irene Eichler says:

    Drinking lots of tea and a cuddle with my dog !

  71. Anu Chopra says:

    Lots of sleep and chicken soup helps me when I am sick!

  72. Chicken soup and toast with honey make me feel better when I’m sick.

  73. When I’m sick I enjoy tea and Vick’s vapo rub

  74. Erika Letson says:

    Usually hot tea with lemon makes me feel better when I’m sick!

  75. Louise Smith says:

    I feel better when I have ginger ale.

  76. being left alone is helpful lol

  77. SweetPanda says:

    Warm soup and lots of sleep make me feel better when I am sick

  78. Ginger ale always makes me feel better!

  79. Dianne G. says:

    Hot soup makes me feel better when I am feeling sick.

  80. Ashley Turicik says:

    The first day rest makes me feel better the second day a nice hot shower and fresh air help me

  81. Resting an staying hydrated helps when I’m sick!

  82. Paige Sharp says:

    Sleeping when im sick makes me feel better

  83. I always like ginger ale and chicken soup…

  84. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Chicken or turkey soup. And Netflix

  85. Eating a hot veggie or chicken soup makes me feel better.

  86. Sleeping and lots of fluids make me feel better when I am sick.

  87. the one thing that always makes me feel better is a phone call from my sister, laughing about our childhood. and the one thing that makes my body feel better is honey mixed with cinnamon

  88. Chicken noodle soup

  89. Sleep is best….but when sick, very elusive!

  90. When I’m sick, I just want to sleep. Hard to come by with 3 littles in the house though!

  91. Sandra McG says:

    when I am sick a phone call from my granddaughter always works wonders and makes me feel so much better for some reason!

  92. When I am sick I like to wear my fuzzy warm pj’s!

  93. Taking a nap makes me feel better!

  94. Sab Edwards says:

    Last yr I was sick and was able to get a day off of work (a friday, although I asked for both thur and friday off they wouldn’t give it to me) so being able to sleep in for 3 full days and take care of myself is really top of my list

  95. Angel Heaps says:

    orange juice always makes me feel better

  96. Stephen Gordon says:

    Chicken noodle soup thing works wonders.

  97. josephine evans says:

    Soup and tea always does the trick when I am not feeling 100%

  98. Something that makes me feel better when I’m sick would be taking some cold and flu products, aspirins, or gravol depending on the symptoms and drinking lots of water.

  99. travelbuds says:

    when I’m sick I have to have hot tea

  100. Juliee Fitze says:

    Chicken noodle soup always makes me feel better.

  101. MOHAMMAD ANJUM says:

    lemon honey tea.

  102. Oil of Oregano is my go to for when I feel a cold coming on.
    When I am really feeling ill it is long hot shower time. Don’t know the how or why, but always seem to feel better after.

  103. Jennifer L. says:

    Homemade chicken vegetable soup makes me feel better.

  104. love a nice hot lemon tea and a good book

  105. Wendy Jensen says:

    What helps me feel better when I am sick is to sleep, as long as my nose isn’t stuffed up and making it hard to breathe.

  106. Having some soup and get some sleep makes me feel better wen I’m sick.

  107. I find that plenty of rest is the best treatment when I’m not feeling well.

  108. Peppermint tea… so soothing

  109. Homemade Chicken Noodle soup

  110. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    My Mom’s soup.

  111. Peppermint tea is good for sore throats. Hugs are good, too!

  112. A lot of lemon in hot water helps me when I feel sick.

  113. vitamin C

  114. Jessica eapen says:

    a hot shower.

  115. Treen Goodwin says:

    Homemade chicken soup and ginger ale 🙂

  116. Buckley’s always makes me feel better!

  117. Victoria K says:

    A hot shower helps me feel better.

  118. ginger lemon honey tea and a nice massage

  119. Rosanne Robinson says:

    A steamy hot shower helps me feel better when I’m sick.

  120. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    My bed always makes me feel better

  121. A warm bath helps make me feel better when I’m sick

  122. Debbie Petch says:

    I am always stuffed up so i use a lot of nasal sprays!

  123. Cuddling on the couch with a blanket and good tv!

  124. hot peppermint tea

  125. I love my chicken noodle soup

  126. Tammy Dalley says:

    Advil cold and sinus and my bed!

  127. When I’m sick nasal spray and a humidifier definitely help me feel better and then medicine and hot tea and cough syrup. I can go on and on.

  128. a hot water bottle always make me feel a bit better when I’m sick

  129. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I need my aromatherapy and a soft blanket when I’m feeling sick.

  130. Tara Betterley says:

    My Vick’s vapour rub, my fleece rag quilt and a nice warm bed.

  131. Hot tea, chicken noodle soup, a great sleep, and maybe a good TV binge! 🙂

  132. Valerie Mallette says:

    Sleep, soup and a comfy blanket make me feel better when I’m sick.

  133. Chandra O’Connor says:

    Green tea for me.

  134. Hot tea with lemon and homemade soup….of course not doing anything in the house lol

  135. Carol Denny says:

    Get lots of sleep and drink lots of liquids.

  136. I like a steamy hot shower and curling up in fresh PJs with the TV remote when I’m sick.

  137. A hot bath & a deep delicious sleep!

  138. Angie Andrews says:

    a cup of tea

  139. Tara Gauthier says:

    I like to have a hot bath or use my heating pad plus drink some tea.

  140. Carol Denny says:

    Get lots of rest, hot soup and plenty of water. And get the flu shot!

  141. Lee-Ann Jeffrey says:

    Good old chicken soup!

  142. Chicken noodle soup or lemon/ginger tea, that makes me feel better

  143. Carey Hurst says:

    The one thing that makes me feel better right off the hop is my oil of oregano, such an amazing healing herb . Thank you for giveaway

  144. Hot lemon/honey tea helps me

  145. hot showers, tea and soup all make me feel better when I’m sick

  146. hot homemade chicken soup comforts me!

  147. Chicken, potatoes and dumplings.

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