Get Ready to Shoo the Flu:Medicine Cabinet Makeover
Giving your medicine cabinet a “flu redo” now can save you a trip to the store when you’re sneezing and coughing. No one wants to get out when they are feeling awful. So NOW is the time to get your medicines cabinet upgraded. Since you never quite know when the flu bug strikes, it is important to have your medicine cabinet fully stocked before the flu season comes to pounce on you and your family members.
Before you come down with the flu, please follow these simply tips to make over your medicine cabinet for a more comfortable home recovery:
- Check the Dates: Check for expiration dates and discard any expired medications. Expired medicine can lose its effectiveness. Restock & replace any tossed out medicines.
- Soothe the Side Effects: Lips may become drier than usual because of congestion. Some antihistamines medications can dry out your skin and lips. Doctor’s believes that severely chapped & cracked lips can make you more susceptible to infections. To prevent this, make sure that you stock your medicine cabinet with lip balm that contains an external analgesic, such as Blistix Medicated Lip Ointment, that will directly medicate and soothe damaged lip tissue.
- Just Because You Fell Sick Doesn’t Mean You Have to Look It: Invest in a heavy facial moisturizer to soothe and prevent scaly skin around the nose and cheeks, which may come from even the softest tissue. To help with red, irritated eyes, keep an eye mask and eyedrops on hand.
- Stop the Spread: Stock up on soap, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers (containing at least 60% ethanol or isopropanol). Keep tissue fully stocked and remember to use them once and immediately throw them out.
While you’re at the store getting things for your medicine cabinet makeover, try getting items that will help prevent you from getting sick in the first place: Carry a travel size hand sanitizer, tissue, and lip balm at all times. These little foresights may help you conquer and survive the dreadful flu season.