Our large of assortment of Scotties came in time, considering that in the past few months, my family and I have been plagued with everything from the common cold to seasonal allergies.
I won’t mention that it also came in time for some of those heart-wrenching episodes of The Walking Dead. Erhmm. In all cases, Scotties has been there on stand-by for the inevitable: the sneezes and sniffles. What I like the most about Scotties is that their tissues are ideal for people who have sensitive skin, such as myself, because they’re superbly soft and hypo-allergenic.
Just in time for Mother’s Day (May 11th), the top notch tissue brand has launched a “Like No Other Mom” Sweepstakes on Facebook, giving contest entrants a chance to win $10,000! Simply tell them why your mom is like no other. Even if you don’t win the grand prize ($10,000), your mom will have a chance to be a celebrity in her own right by being featured as the Mom of the Week. Also, you’ll have the chance to win 1 out 100 instant prizes.
The common cold as explained by Stephen H. Zinner, M.D., Director of Medicine for Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA is caused by a number of different viruses, and as such is not treatable with antibiotics (which treat infections caused by bacteria). There is no definitive or specific treatment or cure for the common cold, which is an example of a “self-limited” infection, meaning that patients recover when the infection has run its natural course.
Although many treatments are available, all provide relief of symptoms but they do not speed the eradication of the infecting virus. According to Zinner, symptom relief can be obtained by these Top 5 measures including:
• Humidification – add a humidifier to your home or steam a pot of water in the kitchen.
• Steam Vapor – take a hot shower and breath in the steam
• Oral Decongestants
• Nasal Saline Irrigation and Select Nasal Sprays,
• Aspirin or acetaminophen may be useful for the body aches that may accompany the first 24 -48 hours of a cold.
Scotties adds their own Top 5 measures including:
• Make sure to give your body the rest it requires to naturally rid the body of a cold.
• Exercise can be useful to thin out mucus and increase the activity of white blood cells – if the person feels well enough to workout.
• Warm soup or hot tea can soothe a sore throat.
• Vitamin C & Zinc – stock up on foods high in these immune boosting properties
• A soft tissue like that from Scotties can help alleviate nasal blockage and congestion.
Dr. Zinner says that the usual duration of illness ranges from 5 to 10 or more days, but most people begin to feel better within 24 or 48 hours after the onset of sore throat, runny nose and sniffles. The viruses that cause colds can be spread on the hands of infected persons to other individuals, so frequent hand washing is very useful to prevent transmitting the infection to others or catching a cold from an individual sufferer.
Win It: One winner will receive a $25 Target Gift Card and an assortment of Scotties tissues.
hot chocolate and be very warm but mostly make every space in our unique and cozy home
Trader Joes Lemon gingerade sure helped me this year!
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I have had the flu twice in the last month. TWICE! So I went through lots of tissues!
Scotties is the brand we use! Love them!
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I get through the cold season with Ricola cough drops. They work really well and they don’t taste as bad as other cough drops. One of the main things that bothers me when I have a cold is a sore throat, but these also help with coughing, so they come in really handy when I’m sick.
We have a bad allergy season right now and we are going through tissues like crazy.
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I love bowls of homemade hot and steaming soup! That always makes me feel better too.
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I take vitamins and drink hot tea with lemon
Luckily I don’t get too many sniffles, but we love Scotties
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Lots of tea and a nice bowl of hot soup!
Wash your hands often
I try and get a lot of sleep and stay away fro sick people
My allergies have been driving me crazy. I’ve been going through a big box of tissues about every week.
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Take vitamins and get rest.
We have bad allergies so we go through tissues quickly. Like a box a week!
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At work and home and before I eat I make sure to always wash my hands with soap and water.
Whenever I get a cold, I will eat Chips and Salsa! The spice of peppers really does clear your nose. thins the mucous! It really does. And stay hydrated. And I do tons of Vitamin C during the cold. OH another thing I discovered is something the Astronauts use in space for their noses- it’s nose drop oil called “Ponaris” this stuff is awesome.
Hand washing and I take vitamin suppliments!
Taking a lot of Vitamin C!
When I get sick,I always pile on the blankets to sweat and break the fever,drink lots of liquids and sleep.
I keep my hands clean and drink lots of liquids.
I try to eat healthy meals, take a daily vitamin, get plenty of sleep and wash my hands frequently.
cup of hot chocolate
Wash my hands, eat right, take vitamin C and keep plenty of Scotties on hand.
We drink emergenc and have a lot of vaporub on hand for the kids.
bundle up when going outside
I wash my hands a lot during cold and flu season so I don’t get sick. If I do, I stock up on tissues, and feel sorry for myself in bed with the TV on.
I use lots of hand sanitizer, washing hands and wiping grocery carts.
I wash my hands a lot, and try to avoid sick people.
Wash hands a lot. And I use a lot of tissues.
I make sure to wash my hands VERY often to try to keep from getting sick.
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A pot of water can act as a Humidifier.
What help me get through the flu season is to keep my hands washed.
We do a lot of hand washing to keep the colds away. Thank you!
Keep our hands away from your face and lots of hand washing – thank you.
Vitamin C is essential for me to get through cold season! I take a vitamin c tablet every single night before bed.
I always take a multi vitamin and drink plenty of liquids.
Vitiamin c drops
a lot of hot tea, a down comforter and lots of hand washing.
I wash my hands a lot to drown the germs.
Have chicken noodle soup.
I get through it with natural remedies, I have also started taking multi vitamins.
I wash my hands a lot to keep from spreading germs. I also try to eat healthy and drink lots of water.
Get enough rest, drink plenty of fluids, and wash my hands often.
Drinking hot tea with lemon, eating a healthy diet, staying away from sick people and making sure to wash my hands all the time!
take vitamins, wash hands with soap and water, and stay hydrated
hot tea is soothing during these months
I wash my hands ALOT, use Purell when I’m not near a sink, and wipe down doorknobs and light switches with anti-bacterial wipes.
extra vit c and plenty of fluids to get through cold season
I take vitamins and drink lots of water.
chicken soup and oj
I take extra Vitamin C during cold and flu season to try to boost my immunity.
I just make sure to stay hydrated and wash my hands often
I practice good hand washing.
Washing my hands like crazy and taking my vitamins daily
Eat healthy, get plenty of rest and if you get sick drink lots of fluids,rest, eat chicken soup and use Scotties tissues of course!
I wash my hands often and get plenty of rest.
I wash my hands frequently to try to avoid getting sick.
Wash my hands, try to minimize contact with those who already have colds, and keep some hand sanitizer handy.
We do lots of hand washing. I make homemade chicken soup.
staying warm and soft tissues!
I change out hand towels often to avoid the spread of germs.
I take vitamins
We wash our hands a lot and use wipes to wipe everything down.
lots of tissues. orange juice. soups and rest!
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I wash my hands and keep the medicine cabinet stocked with OTC we might need
I always take my vitamins and minerals and make sure to drink plenty of liquids. When I feel I might be coming down with something, a warm cup of tea, a good book, and a snuggly blanket help me feel better. 🙂
plenty of sleep and wrap up in blanket while sitting in the living room.
vitamin C, keeping active and layering clothing to keep warm
I take vitamin C and Oregano oil
We rarely get colds. We usually get by with tissues.
Always wash your hands especially after work/school and take daily vitamins.
Drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
Thanks for the contest.
I use essential oils.
i use alot of saline nose spray an humidifier and alot of tissues!
By making sure we all get enough rest and keep our hands washed.
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Daily vitamins, lots of water and sleep
Vitamins, Drinking Lots Of Water, Homemade Soups, And Plenty Of Sleep
Scotties has been a God send this year. The whole family has been sick with colds and sniffles. It helps to get plenty of rest and fluids into your body.
Tissues, water, soup, and rest. The cold season hit us hard this year!
I bundle up and drink lots of warm beverages.
Lots of rest, a nice cup of black tea, chapstick and plenty of tissue.
a lot of rest and indoor activities!
I get through the cold season by making big pots of home made chicken noodle soup with lots of onions and garlic. That and lots and lots of hot tea.
I was lucky this year. I have a vitamin c drop everyday. I think that has help ke.
I make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water.
Get plenty of sleep!
Vitamins and handwashing, a flu shot and extra sleep, help me to get through the flu season.
Chicken noodle soup is the best cold remedy.
Dayquil gets me through my colds and illnesses!
What are some ways that help get you through the cold season?
gargle a lot of mouth wash
Coffee and a good book.
I love my humidifier when i have a cold it is on 24hrs
Warm blankets and miso soup help!
Lots and lots of vitamin D3.
I run a humidifier during cold and flu season
I haven’t had a cold in years, but allergy season kills me. A lot of tissues and eyedrops.
I wash my hands obsessively.
I wash my hands and stay out of the cold weather.
Lots of hand sanitizer gets me through.
A warm bowl of soup, cough syrup to relieve the congestion and tissues.
Vitamin C and plenty of rest 🙂
Washing my hands to keep from spreading germs. Drinking juice and eating right also helps.
I take vitamins and wash my hands a lot.
A humidifier helps me get through cold and flu season.
We get through the season with lots of hot chocolate and tea with honey.
Advil Cold and Sinus and Vick’s Baby Rub
Wash your hands and eat lots of fruits and veggies!
I use hand sanitizer religiously!
ALL OF US IN OUR HOME SUFFER BADLY FROM ALLERGIES ALL YEAR LONG SO WE ALWAYS ALWAYS STOCK UP ON SCOTTIES AND JUST DRINK LOTS OF TEA 🙂
I always wipe the handles of grocery carts with alcohol wipes to avoid all those germs.
We get through cold season by washing our hands frequently, and using sanitizer when no soap and water is available.
Drinking tea, have tissues on hand and plenty of sleep.
hot tea and tissues!
Good practices washing hands, daily vitamins
Chicken soup and lots of coffee.
I use tylenol
Vitamin C and plenty of rest
Drinking Apple cider vinegar and using netipot.
i do saline rinses and eat lots of vitamin c
Ricola definitely helps me get through the cold season. I start sucking on them at the first sign of sickness and they usually help fend them off.
Lots of tissues and hand sanitizes are a must.
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Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated and take some extra supplements like vitamin C, zinc and Echinacea.
Staying hydrated and staying on top of germs w/proper hygiene gets us through cold season.
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constantly washing hands, hand sanitizer, & TISSUES TISSUES TISSUES
I get thru cold season with Ziacam and vitamin C I think those 2 things helps alot the vitamin c to try to keep my immune system up and the ziacam to help shorten the cold if I get one!
I wash my hands a lot
I take Emergen-C to ward off colds. Plus, I get plenty of sleep.
I take over the counter meds and vitamins.
two words: Hand Sanitizer
Lots of Vitamin C, tissues & I wash my hands frequently 🙂
Lots of hand washing and drinking water
Washing my hands, having herbal tea, sleeping well all help me against the cold season!
Chicken noodle soup and lots of tissues.
I love drinking hot tea when I have a cold.
Drink warm beverages, wash hands frequently, avoid sick people, have tissues on hand, and soup.
I get plenty of rest, drink lots of water and wash my hands a lot.
Extra vitamins and 8 hours of sleep a night.
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Hot tea helps me get thru the cold season.
Thanks for the giveaway…copious amounts of hot tea with lemon & honey.
I drink a lot of green tea, use a lot of hand sanitizer and disinfect the whole house.
i have hot teas every day
We practice good hygiene, eat and drink healthy and get enough rest.
I drink lots of orange juice and wash wash wash my hands
I use my neti pot daily.
I cannot live without my Vicks, Tissues and Chapstick! And we ended up with several colds this year including strep which really took a toll on me!
Washing hands and eating well.
We take vitamins to fend off colds in the winter!