That Puffs pal there, to the right, has been me since last week. I have a cold that I just can’t shake! Puffs kindly sent me a cute package of tissues at the perfect time… and I’m almost through the entire box already. There’s a hologram (is that what it’s called?) of Rudolph on the side which my kids love. Fitting, since I happen to look a little like Rudolph with my bright red nose! 🙂
The Cold Facts:
- The common cold is the most frequent cause behind missing school and work.
- Adults will get between 2 to 5 colds per year, on average, while kids will get 6 to 9; parents are prone to catching them from their kids.
- Colds are most prevalent between August and April.
- Sneezing is the most efficient method of spreading the common cold, as the average sneeze travels up to 100 MPH!
- You use more than three times as many tissues while sick. An average of 24 a day!
Tips to prevent and manage colds from Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann:
- Practice healthy habits… get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat your veggies!
- Wash hands early and often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
- Soothe cold symptoms by drinking fluids and running vaporizers/humidifiers at night.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and put your used tissue in the trash.
- Soften and strengthen your blows by selecting a gentle but strong tissue like Puffs Plus with Lotion to help prevent chapping from frequent nose blowing.
Which Puffs should you choose? Here’s a description of various Puffs products:
- Puffs Plus with Lotion: This is soothing, with the magic of shea butter, aloe, and Vitamin E, and transfers moisturizers to your nose.
- Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong: Extra strong, to stand up to your biggest sneezes! It helps keep the yucky stuff from breaking through and is soft on your sore nose!
- Puffs Plus with the Scent of Vicks: A non-medicated, scented facial tissue that offers soothing and comforting care when you need it most.
- Puffs Basic: An everyday tissue for life’s little blows.
Puffs sent me a box of tissues and the information above. May you stay healthy this holiday season!