Fighting the Cold Season with Scotties Tissues {Scotties Prize Package + $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway}

The common cold is accurately named because it is indeed the most frequent infection we encounter. Thankfully Mount Auburn Hospital, a top Harvard teaching hospital and Scotties Facial Tissues are here to bring you their top 10 list of cold remedies to help alleviate your symptoms next time you feel yourself getting sick.

Cause:

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.

Treatments:

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:

  • Sleep – 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.

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Enter the contest at www.Facebook.com/ScottiesLikeNoOther and then simply tell us why your mom is unique. You can submit a story (and even a photo if you’d like) about your mom and what makes her one of a kind. Visit the site each day for more chances to win the grand prize or instant-win prizes! Don’t worry though you only have to enter your story one time.

Prizes:

There is a $10,000 grand prize as well as 10 weekly prizes (worth $500) and also 100 instant prizes! The grand prize winner will be announced on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 11th a try!

For more information about Scotties Facial Tissues, please visit www.scottiesfacial.com.

Giveaway:  One reader of Angela’s Analysis (US Only)will win a Scotties Facial Tissue prize package which will include a $25 Target Gift Card!!

 

I received a Scotties Tissue Gift package to do this giveaway.  All opinions are 100 percent mine!

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Comments

  1. Sandra VanHoey says

    I don’t get them too often but my sisters home, they seem to forever have a cold or at the doctors where it went to a sore throat, etc.

  2. sheila ressel says

    Sometimes I get spring colds. Mostly though I have allergies so I’m always wiping/blowing my nose.

  3. Stephanie Phelps says

    I get spring colds every year it is so bad! I know I have allergies but when they get so bad I get sinus infections

  4. Kelly D says

    I used to get sinus infections a lot in the spring, but now my children are the ones that get sick a lot unfortunately.

  5. Elena says

    We get spring colds every year. Pinned-http://www.pinterest.com/pin/113715959316019306/

  6. wild orchid says

    I usually get 1-2 colds per year!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  7. Heather says

    It seems like I can’t get through one season without having at least one cold. My allergies are already bugging!

  8. Jennifer says

    I mostly just have allergies in the spring, although I almost always get a summer cold.

  9. Susan Christy says

    No spring colds here, but allergies – oh my goodness! Lots of sneezing in the spring.

  10. Lesley M says

    My son is suffering from one right now, so its only a matter of time before my husband and I get it 🙁

  11. Kathy Luman says

    Yes I get spring colds. I have one now and it’s been hanging around for almost 2 weeks.

  12. Pauline Milner says

    Thankfully, I do not usually get a spring cold, however, when I do get one, it is a doozy. If I do get a spring cold, it usually leads to a couple of weeks of misery. Thank you for another super giveaway. Please continue with the terrific blogging.

  13. Jennifer Matt says

    I rarely get sick at all, but one of my boys gets allergies…that’s usually the worst I have to deal with.

  14. Nicole Vosburgh says

    I just get the occasional cold but my husband’s allergies do get the worst during the spring.

  15. Deb C says

    Yes, I do, because I live in one of the absolute worst areas for spring pollen and allergies.

  16. Brandi Kerr says

    I get spring colds all the time. I would say i am sick about 2 weeks out of every month

  17. Paula Hafner says

    I sometimes get one around the first of spring when the weather changes. I have more of an issue with allergies though. I just had a sinus infection two weeks ago due to my allergies getting flared up!

  18. Geoff K says

    I don’t actually – for some reason, I tend to get the majority of my colds in the summer, which is the worst!

  19. Jennifer Reed says

    Unfortunately I do often get Spring colds. In fact, my family has just recovered from passing a cold around.

  20. Angela Ash says

    I sometimes get Spring colds. Most of the time it’s just the allergies that get to me. I have more facial tissue stocked up that toilet tissue because of that reason.

  21. Trisha McKee says

    Yes, so awful because I want to go outside in the warm air but i’m stuck indoors with a cold!

  22. Sarah L says

    Haven’t had one in several years – until LAST WEEK. Bummer.
    Thanks for the contest.

  23. Karen Deva says

    I really don’t get colds very often, knock on wood. In the spring I usually only have allergy symptoms – red itchy watery eyes and a runny nose.

  24. danielle Marie says

    i normally get fall and winter colds and spring allergies. 🙁

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway… our family’s cold & flu season usually wraps up by the end of March; like clockwork, Spring ushers in the start of our seasonal allergy suffering.

  26. kim says

    I don’t often get spring colds, but I have horrible allergies in the spring and summer so it is like having a extended cold!

  27. Debbie Ritenour says

    I do usually get spring colds and Allergies, not fun but with the proper medicine its at least bearable.

  28. Donna Kellogg says

    It seems like every change of weather I am getting the sniffles I think it is more alergies then a cold

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