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Brace Yourself For Cold and Flu Season!

School is starting; temps are cooling, which means it’s almost cold and flu season.

Be proactive in the defense against colds and the flu, and create a kit. That way, when someone like myself falls victim to the cold or flu (which inevitably we all will), I just grab our “sick box” and have everything I need 

Here’s what I put in mine: 

  • Advil – for those headaches, aches and pains
  • Tissues
  • Chapstick – My lips always get chapped, and I can never find any when I need it
  • Thermometer 
  • Theraflu – targets your worst symptoms fast
  • Flonase – helps clear your sinuses to help you breathe  
  • Robitussin – for those pesky coughs 
  • Electrolytes -to help keep hydrated 
  • Centrum – still important to take your vitamins 
  • Emergen C – especially for those who aren’t sick!
  • Favorite comfort tea – hot tea with honey always helps me and my family feel better 
  • Throat Lozenges

Check out Haleon deals at https://www.mymilitarysavings.com/brands/haleon and head to your local Commmissary for everything you need to brace yourself for cold and flu season.


A well-seasoned Space Force Spouse and mom of two who loves to travel, read, and workout!