From homemade chicken soup to over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, moms have been using remedies to tackle the winter cold and flu season for generations. But these days there are so many brands out there that it can be hard to know what to choose. That’s why we decided to ask dozens of moms their opinion. So just what are some of these trusted OTC medicines that moms rely on when they need a quick and reliable fix? In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the tried-and-true classic OTC medicines that are known to help with flu and cold. Be sure to also read our post about Natural Home Remedies for Flu & Cold.
1. Boiron Cold Calm
Honestly, I am in love with Boiron. Everything I get from that company is amazing and Boiron Cold Calm is no exception. This cold and flu remedy is derived from natural plant extracts, making it a great option for those who prefer to avoid over-the-counter medications. It helps reduce cold and flu symptoms like congestion, sneezing, sore throat, fatigue, and more. You can also get Boiron Cold Calm for Babies, as well as Boiron Cold Calm for Kids.
Oscillococcinum is a cold and flu remedy made from duck liver that helps reduce cold and flu symptoms. It is recommended to take this cold and flu remedy at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms, as it can help reduce the severity and duration of colds.
Quercitin is an antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, and herbs. It helps to reduce cold and flu symptoms by fighting inflammation and boosting the immune system. We prefer the liquid form, such as Mary Ruth’s Quercitin because it is more bioavailable which means the body can easily and quickly absorb and use it.
This is a cold and flu remedy that helps to reduce cold and flu symptoms in the nose and sinuses. It can help to ease cold symptoms quickly. It’s best if you can use this at the first sign of illness. Zicam RapidMelts for adults and older kids, and Zicam gummies for the younger kiddos. They also make a nasal spray.
This effervescent drink mix is made with vitamin C, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. It helps to reduce cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.
Elderberry is a cold and flu remedy that has been used for centuries. It helps to reduce cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system, fighting inflammation, and reducing cold and flu virus replication. Again, we recommend liquid like Mary Ruth’s Elderberry but you can also find gummies, syrup, pills and chewables.
By trying these cold and flu remedies this winter, you can help stay healthy and fight off colds and flus more easily. Stay well this cold season!
These are just some of the many cold and flu remedies that can help you stay healthy this winter.
By using cold and flu remedies at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms, you can help reduce their severity and duration. Stay well this cold season!
And remember—the best way to stay healthy during cold and flu season is to eat a nutrient-dense diet, get plenty of rest, exercise regularly, manage stress levels, wash your hands often, cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and stay away from people who are sick. With some preventative measures like these as well as cold and flu remedies on hand when cold and flu season rolls around, you can stay healthy all winter long!