Robitussin (the plain version) is one of the few cold medicines that I can actually take. Remember how I recently talked about how I get loopy on just about everything else? Well, the plain version doesn’t do that to me, so I use it for my winter coughs. This year, Robitussin is helping make cold and flu season a little easier with 100,000 Simple Acts of Relief. Throughout the 100 worst days of the cold and flu season, Robitussin is giving out 100,000 Simple Acts of Relief, which includes an instant win game & sweepstakes for a chance to win a variety of prizes, such as coupons for free product, pre-paid gift cards and the ultimate sweepstakes grand prize of $100,000. I could really use $100,000, couldn’t you?

In addition, Robitussin has teamed up with Olympic and World ice skating champion and sports commentator, Peggy Fleming to bring an exclusive offer to people whose last name is or sounds like one of the cold symptoms Robitussin treats (such as fever, sneeze, phlegm, and so on) to enter the exclusive Robitussin Last Names Giveaway. The first 5,000 eligible entrants will receive free Robitussin to help get them through this cold and flu season. To enter visit www.SimpleActsofRelief.com and go to the “Last Names Giveaway” page, check out the complete list of eligible symptoms, and enter if your name fits the theme.

Robitussin is also giving consumers a $1 coupon for any Robitussin product – http://www.robitussin.com/cold-and-flu-season-promotions.

Tip on Relieving Cold Symptoms from nurse practitioner, Barb Dehn:

 

  • The best way to prevent a cold is to keep germs away. Preventing the spread of germs means taking time to wash, lather and rinse your hands, in about the same time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday.” 1 (That’s approximately 20 seconds). It also never hurts to keep a stocked medicine cabinet, so you aren’t caught off guard if you do get sick. Try Robitussin® Multi-Symptom Cold, which relieves nasal congestion, coughing and chest congestion all in one formula.
  • If you get a cold, you should take a day or two to really rest and let your body recover!2 In addition to rest, fluid intake is extremely important while combating a cold. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, it is still important to sip on something (even a popsicle!), because the added fluids help thin out the mucus.3,4
  • If you have a sore throat keeping you under the weather, one of the best ways to soothe it is with some warm salt water. Mix up ¼ to ½ teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water and then gargle to relieve some of that scratchy, raw feeling in your throat. 3,4
  • Over-the-counter medicines, like the Robitussin® line of products can also help relieve cold symptoms such as coughing, nasal or chest congestion and sneezing. When choosing a product, look for medicine that will treat your specific symptoms and take care not to accidentally overmedicate by carefully reading the medication/label. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you are taking more than one medication at a time and have any questions or concerns.3,4

1 – CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/
2 – CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/uri/colds.html
3 – American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/
conditions/ear-nose-throat/Pages/Caring-for-a-Child-with-a-Viral-Infection.aspx
4 – Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cold-remedies/ID00036

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