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From colds to sore throat viruses to the flu, late fall/early winter can prove a tough time to stay healthy. Amidst ever-changing weather, we Moms spend our days shuttling kids back and forth to activities, working, running errands, volunteering, and getting ready for the holidays. Throw a plane ride or two into the mix, and sure enough, the sneezing inevitably begins.
For me, I feel as if my immune system already headed south in anticipation of winter. I’m currently dealing with my third – yes, third – virus/sore throat/cold/sinus problem since late September. I’ve had my flu shot, eat well, get enough sleep, do yoga daily, and wash my hands incessantly. Yet, I can’t seem to stay well. The last time I had so many viruses in a short time, my then-15-month-old daughter had just entered daycare, and each morning dawned a new opportunity for germ exposure.
So imagine my delight when a package arrived from the ARM & HAMMER team, featuring every necessity when hunkering down with a stuffed nose and scratchy throat – a fluffy pillow, warm blanket, portable humidifier, tissues, a mug for tea, and Simply Saline Nasal Relief.
But, two weeks later, I felt the telltale tickle in the back of my throat and broke open the Simply Saline. Typically, when I have a stuffy nose, I avoid solutions such as nasal sprays and neti pots and instead, reach for pseudoephedrine. But, I blew through my supply during my previous virus and found myself in desperate straits.
Since I hadn’t used this type of product before, I turned to the ARM & HAMMER website for some guidance. I loved that it featured a quick video that answered my questions on how best to use the spray. Tissue in hand, I sprayed Simply Saline in each nostril while leaning over my bathroom sink. You can also use it in the shower. And you do need a sink, shower, or handful of tissues – because your nose will run immediately afterwards. Then, you simply blow your nose and amazingly, the stuffiness is gone!
As Virus #2 healed, I traveled to South Carolina for Thanksgiving and found myself in one of those stuffy, dry-air hotel rooms. I hadn’t thought to pack Simply Saline, so I ran out and bought a bottle once we arrived to keep my nasal passages moisturized while sleeping and during the time we spent in the hotel. Finally, relief!
For me, Simply Saline totally works. I can’t believe I got through a virus without pseudoephedrine – definitely a first! It really helped relieve my stuffed nose throughout Virus #2 and into, unfortunately, Cold #3. This latest one features lots of sneezing, plus an itchy nose, so I just may head out and buy Simply Saline Allergy & Sinus Relief!
Win an ARM & HAMMER Seasonal Savings Gift Pack!
Now, one lucky Mom Central reader can enter a giveaway for a chance to win one ARM & HAMMER Seasonal Savings Gift Pack that includes 2 to 3 ARM & HAMMER products, along with a $100 gift card. (See below for more details.)
**Disclaimer: NOT all products pictured will be included in the giveaway**
To enter, leave a comment below on how your family stays comfy and cozy during the winter! The giveaway begins Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m., EST, and ends at 3 p.m., EST on December 23, 2013. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email.
* You must be 18 or over to enter for a chance to win and a resident of the contiguous 48 United States and District of Columbia. By entering our giveaway, you must have read and understand our giveaway rules.
· One ARM & HAMMER Seasonal Savings Gift Pack:
· Two-Three (2-3) ARM & HAMMER products ** 2-3 products featured in the giveaway picture will be provided to winner based on product availability. Featured products include: ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive toothpaste, from the makers of Orajel™, Spinbrush: ProClean Sonic, Tooth Tunes™, ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter.
· One (1) $100 Visa Gift Card for purchasing more ARM & HAMMER products.