I had a very busy week…’know why? My darling daughter was sick for four days and I had to sub in a Kindergarten class today.
Sometimes, it is very depressing when our kids are sick. We don’t get much sleep at night. I myself keeps waking up checking my darling daughter’s temperature every couple of hours. When she is coughing at night, I wake up also and try to soothe her coughing. I feel restless. I worry a lot.
Her congestion is not too bad this time, though. I am relieved about that. No severe nosebleeds either. We are keeping ourselves as healthy as possible because of the flu season and I heard many cases of it this year. Last winter was quite a challenge for us, health wise.
There are also absences at school due to sickness. Teachers are getting the flu. Some students go to school even though they are not feeling well. They should rest at home for three days, at least, if they are coughing and running a fever. I just feel bad hearing some kids coughing non-stop in the classroom. 🙁
Home remedies to soothe the cough and colds are not that difficult. I always give my child freshly made lemonade or Calamansi juice daily. At night, before going to bed, I rub Vicks Vapor Rub on her back. I put a little amount of Petroleum Jelly in her nostrils and spray Saline Nasal Spray to keep her nose moisturized because she is prone to nosebleeds. The linings in her nose are thin. Our humidifier runs full blast overnight. It helps keep the moisture in the air (humidity) in her bedroom. My husband and I keep this routine every night diligently. I think it is effective.
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It is always during the fall and winter seasons when allergies hit my household. I know it is normal but I admit it is very irritable. What should we do to reduce or perhaps prevent allergies and sickness from getting worse? Stock up allergy medicines in our medicine cabinets, exercise more weekly, eat more vegetables and fruits, drink lots of water daily, and get a lot of rest whenever there’s a chance. These are very helpful. But winter time is not very friendly when it comes to health issues. This is the time we get struck with common respiratory sickness like cough and colds.
Air-conditioning sometimes doesn’t help on this depending on the level of humidity inside our homes. I am glad that the use of a humidifier can help balance the humidity level in the house. The very first humidifier my dear husband and I bought three years ago was an invisible mist humidifier. A couple of things I didn’t like about that one were buying filters and loud sound in the room.
I am thankful that Influenster has given me the opportunity to try Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier for free. It was one of the amazing gifts I received in December 2016. It came just in time because we needed a new humidifier in the house. We haven’t had a cool mist humidifier before.
Humidifier Demineralization Cartridge (TWT500) to help prevent white dust.
Easy to clean
No filters needed
Requires demineralization cartridge (hard water)
Vapor pads slots
Bigger than the average-sized humidifiers
A little pricey
If you want a quiet humidifier and you don’t want to buy filters more often, I recommend Vicks EasyFill Cool Mist Humidifier. As for me and my household, this device is very helpful. I have a child who is very sensitive to low humidity so I say this product is a keeper.
I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.
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