Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stay Healthy with the Vicks Cold & Flu Survival Guide {Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer Giveaway}

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Ah, 2013, the year that the Mayans thought wouldn't exist.

Fortunately, we're all still here and this year is already shaping up to have some marked events. Astronomers are on the lookout for the brightest comet seen in many generations, gamers are eagerly anticipating the release of the Xbox 720 and Playstation 4, and the whole world will be on pins and needles waiting for the first glimpse of William and Kate's baby.

Unfortunately, 2013 could also represent the strongest nationwide outbreak of influenza in a decade — and experts say the season is only getting started now. Even worse, now that holidays are winding down, infectious disease experts expect another surge following the family get-togethers with all the sharing of food and affection.

What a way to head into the New Year, right?

flu sick in bed

Fortunately, there are companies that care and want to help.

The most recent partnership that I have learned about is Vicks teaming up with the non-profit charity Baby Buggy (founded by Jessica Seinfeld) and the promise to distribute $25,000 worth of cold and flu products to U.S. families in need.

Baby Buggy logo

Along with all of their high quality, convenient and safe products that can help keep your family healthy or make them feel better, Vicks also has a Cold & Flu Survival Guide that can help us make it through this season of sniffles and coughs.

Filled with great tips from pediatrician and American Academy of Pediatrics fellow, Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, this Guide just might help us make it through to spring without finding ourselves laid up in bed with the flu.

But, there's more!

First, for every email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest share of the Cold & Flu Survival Guide, Vicks will donate a Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer and Starry Night Humidifier to Baby Buggy (which is dedicated to providing U.S. families in need with essential items for their children). With the quick links right on the side, sharing of the Guide couldn't be much easier — as well as for a better cause!

Vicks Humidifier and Thermometer

Second,Vicks wants to help your family as well. Everyone who visits their Cold & Flu Survival Guide can easily sign up to win their own Vicks Starry Night Humidifier simply by entering their name and email address between now and March 1, 2013!

Be sure to head over to the Vicks Cold & Flu Survival Guide to support this wonderful initiative as well as sign up to win one of these functional and fun humidifiers!

And, thanks to the generosity of Vicks, one person will be prepared to battle upcoming colds quickly and easily, because...

One lucky person will win a
Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer V980 (ARV $49.99)!

Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer

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A big thank you to Vicks for providing a Behind Ear Thermometer for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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suburban prep said...

Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion

Caitlin McClure said...

Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds!

egoettner said...

You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

Carol Mclemore said...

I learned that staying hydrated is always important!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Water and non caffeinated liquids help loosen congestion (I know to avoid dairy like milk which helps it get thicker!)
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

staying hydrated is always important, it's especially critical if you feel a cold coming on.

Christy McMahon said...

When you have a fever, taking a luke warm bath can cool you're body temporarily.

Karen said...

Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday.'

Joyce@MommyTalkShow said...

My son would love the stars the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier projects on the ceiling.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

heehee, thats what we already do. the happy birthday song. staying hydrated isimportant in staying healthy.

grndbaygal said...

staying hydrated is the most important thing when you are sick.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I learned Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I learned Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

Katherine Hahn said...

I actually am a nurse and already knew this stuff. But, enjoyed reading it!

Anonymous said...

johnny- amy lynn
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Anonymous said...

johnny- amy lynn
lifeofwork2005@yahoo.com


I also already knew all of this for I am a CNA.... but I always have enjoyed reading Blogs...I have learned so much that I didnt know!! Thanks for ur hard work!!

Magela G. said...

Water and other non-caffeinated liquids help to loosen congestion.

Amanda Rauch said...

I knew that when you have a fever a cool washcloth on the forehead helped, but I never thought about taking a lukewarm bath. Good idea!

Anonymous said...

use a cool washcloth on your forehead and/or take a lukewarm bath if you have a fever.

beth clark
bclark103@yahoo.com

Tamar said...

fever is one of the first signs of business.

Lisa Monte said...

I learned Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

wigget said...

i learned 20 seconds is equivalent to 2 renditions of happy birthday

Debby Chandler said...

It's important to wash your hands often.

Anonymous said...

wash and santizie hands often

tiffany lane
mckenziesmom1@hotmil.com

Stacie said...

I didn't know water helps break up congestion.

petchk79 said...

I learned that if you have a cold coming on it is very important for you to drink a lot of water!

Kelly R. said...

I learned water helps loosen congestion.

julie said...

Hydration is very important when not feeling the best

sandra d said...

hydrate

Julie said...

Staying hydrated is extra important if u feel a cold coming on:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Tiffany H. said...

Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday.'

melissa griffith said...

To be honest, I really didn't learn anything new.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

Nikki Krutz said...

i learned about the starry nights humidifier, how not only does it do its job but it also projects stars on the ceiling.

Alicia said...

sing happy birthday twice while washing your hands

Linda W. said...

Wash hands for at least 20 seconds and stay hydrated.

aperry said...

Stay hydrated

mummytotwoboys said...

Visited and learned Fever is often one of the first signs of illness. You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

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Ken Ohl said...

wash hands for at least 20 seconds.Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Colleen M said...

I learned that Fever is often one of the first signs of illness. You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

colljerr at comcast dot net

KPort207 said...

I learned water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

kport207 at gmail dot com

M. Louise Cunningham said...

I learned the difference between a humidifier and a vaporizer!

psnyder said...

I learned studies have suggested that keeping indoor air at an RH level of 40-60% reduces survival of flu viruses compared to lower RH levels!! grammypenny@frontier.com

apple blossom said...

the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier not only adds moisture to the air, it also projects stars on the ceiling.

dawn keenan said...

Take a bath to cool down a fever.

Carrie Phelps said...

I learned you can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

Donnie said...

I learned that Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

karenmed409 said...

Washing an oral thermometer is necessary, but can be tricky. Water can help loosen congestion, and it is important to keep hydrated when you are sick

Bethany C. said...

I learned staying hydrated is especially important if you feel a cold coming on.

Nicole Larsen said...


I learned that water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

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Sonya Sanderson said...

I learned that taking a lukewarm bath will help a fever.

Alicia said...

That you should sing 2 renditions of Happy Birthday, not 1, when you wash your hands.

Debra said...

i learned that Though staying hydrated is always important, it's especially critical if you feel a cold coming on

April said...

cool wash cloths and luke warm baths help at the first sign of a fever

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Joanne said...

Stay hydrated, keep hands washed.

Kayla said...

I learned that hydration is very important, especially at the onset of a cold.

Sharon Schoepe said...

I learned that getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday.'

Jan Messali said...

I learned how important it is to stay hydrated...Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

jessica said...

I learned that to temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Sue Hull said...

When washing hands make sure to do it for 20-30 seconds.These thermometers are really cool.Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

You should wash your hands for about 20-30 seconds which is about 2 times of singing Happy Birthday.

Space Monkey said...

the right temp bath is very useful to lower high fevers... time-honored, this is, it is what I was taught to do by my mother!

Sue Ellison said...

I'm a nurse so I knew about the handwashing, staying hydrated, etc, but I did learn that Vicks has a Starry Night Humidifier that projects stars onto the ceiling-CUTE!

suebee05@gmail.com

kellyr78 said...

I learned that you can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Kristina said...

I learned that You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

Rita M said...

I learned that this thermometer is a great, non-invasive alternative which takes quick 1-second temperature readings near the carotid artery located behind the ear lobe.

Sharon Kaminski said...

Vicks Starry Night Humidifier add moisture to the air helping to keep little noses clear, it also projects stars on the ceiling.

Tarah said...

I learned that getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday.'

Tarah
livinglifeinmotion[at]gmail.com

mogrill said...

You are supposed to sing twice.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Amy V said...

i learned to wash hands with warm water and soap to at least 20 seconds

annae07 at aol dot com

The Jaded Mom said...

Drink water

Dave said...

You have to wash hands for over 20 sec to get them clean

Ariel said...

I learned that staying hydrated is the most important thing to do when you're sick!

Karen F said...

Wash your hands often

sweepmom said...

I learned "Though staying hydrated is always important, it's especially critical if you feel a cold coming on. Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion."

kim burnett said...

staying hydrated is always important

chuck82380 said...

I learned that staying hydrated is very important

kath g said...

it takes 20 seconds to sing 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday.'

Star S said...

wash your hands to the tune of Happy Birthday twice

Sandra Davis said...

Fever is often one of the first signs of illness. You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

sandradavis07 at comcast dot net

Kathleen M Smith said...

If you have a fever, You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

Raquel said...

Hydration is important and drinking non-caffeinated liquids is good!

Selinda said...

I learned that Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

bison61 said...

Humidifiers help relieve your cold and flu symptoms when you or your family are sick and also help to reduce the number of influenza germs in the world around them.

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

vickie schlicher said...

only give pain reliver if temp is over 101

steve stone said...

hydration is very important.
gabbflabber at live.com

Gina Ochsen said...

You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water to get them really clean.

trisha said...

staying hydrated is always important

Carole Ingram said...

You can cool off by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or by taking a lukewarm bath.

Marti Parks said...

I learned that staying hydrated is critical.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Fever is often one of the first signs of illness. You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Terri C. McMillan said...

Stay hydrated!

Shari Klyn said...

Fever is often one of the first signs of illness. You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

Michelle said...

I learned that drinking plenty of water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Chelle Thompson said...

drink plenty of fluid!

2jetsmom said...

I didn't know that making sure that you're hydrated helps fight off illness as well.

Renee Walters said...

Water and other non-caffeinated liquids help to loosen congestion. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

Brooke T said...

Water!!!

LStewart said...

When you have a fever, taking a luke warm bath can cool you're body temporaril

Leah CB said...

Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday'.

Melissa said...

I learned about the importance of drinking lots of water and staying away from caffeine.

Nicole said...

I learned that Vicks makes a humidifier that projects stars on the ceiling

BeeBubbaBella said...

I learned you should sing happy birthday twice not once while washing your hands

Lina said...

i learned that water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion

Denise said...

Water helps to loosen congestion. Good to know. I think I'll switch out my Coke with a Vitamin Water.

mtbears819 said...

Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday-Dorothy Deakyne

Courtney said...

Here's something I read that I did not know, and I find it very useful!

"Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion."

courtneytarver85 at yahoo dot com

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

Nancy Whitaker said...

Drink plenty of liguids; stay hydrated.

emeraldmaz said...

Water helps loosen congestion

Growl Tiger said...

I learned how important it is to stay hydrated

Nichol Tone said...

Water and other liquids non cafeinated can help loosen congestion

pepperqueen said...

I learned that washing hands should be 20 seconds!

Joanna Broadbent said...

Water helps loosen congestion

Laura Lane said...

Luke warm baths help lower temp.

ann said...

Water helps in loosing congestion and wash hands good.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I learned that water, and other non-caffienated beverages, helps to loosen congestion.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

luckynordberg said...

Hydration is critical during a cold.

ohstac said...

I learned that You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

bloomerbear said...

you should stay hydrated with water or other non caffeninated liquids. I heard Caffiene is good for loosening the congestion

pattifritz2000 at yahoo.com
thank you

coriwestphal said...

I learned you can temporarily reduce a fever with a cold wash cloth or a lukewarm bath!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Cserafini said...

You should stay hydrated with water.

Lauren Rochon said...

I am a nursing student, and so I knew the facts on the page. Those facts are important, and I am glad that they are being promoted to the public. Hand hygiene, in particular, is a very important way to decrease the spread of infection.

daivabaum said...

Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, helps loosen congestion

Beth R said...

I learned that you can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a lukewarm bath

Roxy said...

Hydration is very important when not feeling the best

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Mandy Haynes said...

I discovered that water and other non-caffeinated liquids help to loosen congestion.

Laura said...

I didn't learn anything I personally did not already know, but I think they have a well written, concise list and I am happy to help spread the word! We can all use the "At least 20 seconds" hand washing reminder occasionally.

Gina F. said...

I learned getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

ginaferrell26 at yahoo dot com

Natalie U. said...

I didn't learn anything new because I work in the healthcare field
pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

kirsten perez said...

how important hand washing is

Mary M said...

wash your hands

LeeAnn said...

I learned that it is important to stay hydrated because water helps loosen congestion.

slehan said...

Learned I could enter to win a humidifier - so I did.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

naomi c said...

learned about their starry night humidifier - so cute!

Debra Welle said...

I noticed their starry night humidifier also - and immediately wanted to comment!! I LOVE it (and I DID visit their site - didn't copy the person who commented in front of me) - lol

Meg said...

Stay hydrated

Bron said...

I learned that the new behind ear thermometer only takes one second to get your temperature - so much faster for wriggly, sick kids!

NJD said...

Water helps loosen congestion

Brittany said...

The time it takes to sing 'Happy Birthday' twice, is how long you should be washing your hands.

one frugal lady said...

they have awesome humidifiers!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Angel said...

stay hydrated

Bekah Kuczenski said...

I learned that drinking lots of fluids while youa re sick can help loosen congestion

taralieb said...

I learned that to get your hands clean it requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds my son has a problem with this one!

Whitney Jordan said...

I learned that getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds!

Jan Lee said...

I learned that washing your hands effectively takes about 2 rounds of whistling Happy Birthday :)

Kim said...

Drinking water loosens congestion.

Anonymous said...

heather says: wash hands 20 sec with soap and warm water
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Wendy H said...

I didn't know that water helps loosen congestion!

Jen Crum said...

I learned that Vicks makes a humidifier with a nightlight in it.

Nikki S. said...

I learned that non-carbonated liquids help loosen congestion.

Mammamayor said...

To keep hydrated as soon as you feel a cold coming on,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Christina Carattini said...

Hydrate with non-caffeinated beverages when you feel a cold coming on.

Marilyn said...

Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds

rosannepm said...

Fever is the first sign of illness

amanda hoffman said...

Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion

Tanya M said...

I found out that you have to wash hands for 20 seconds - or as long as it take to sing "Happy Birthday" song twice.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Brian Logan said...

It takes 20 seconds to get hands clean. This helps reduce the spread of colds and flu. Also staying home when you know your sick can help reduce the spread of viruses.

Gina H. said...

Humidifiers Reduce Survival of Flu Viruses on Surfaces and in the Air.

Gina H. said...

Humidifiers Reduce Survival of Flu Viruses on Surfaces and in the Air.

Jose Benavides said...

that getting your hands really clean requires u to wash them for a long time

Vanessa Carta said...

I learned that staying hydrated is always important!

Carol said...

When you have a fever, taking a warm bath can temporarily cool your body.
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Paul T / Pauline T said...

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PAIGE said...

I learned fever is one of the first signs of illness.
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steve weber said...

When you have a fever, taking a luke warm bath can cool you're body temporarily.


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Min K said...

The site reminded me how important hydration is.

Anonymous said...

that water helps loosen congestion

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Stephanie Larison said...

Staying hydrated is so important.

tina reynolds said...

hydration is very important in staying healthy and getting through a bug

caseyle2010 said...

Not only does the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier add moisture to the air helping to keep little noses clear, it also projects stars on the ceiling.
caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

Kimberly said...

I learned that "humidifiers add moisture to the air helping to keep little noses clear"

Lloyd Family said...

i learned that water and other non-caffeinated liquids help loosen congestion

Amanda Kinder said...

I learned that you can take a lukewarm bath to cool off the body when you have a fever.
magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

Stacey V said...

I never knew water loosens congestion.

Water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.

mmc123456 at yahoo dot com

Michele P. said...

water and other liquids without caffeine help loosen congestion

Laura C said...

Hydration is key

Miriam said...

Drink, drink and drink some more!

Roy F. said...

I learned that a humidity level between 40-60% can reduce the survival of flu viruses indoors

Anonymous said...

I learned that staying hydrated is very important and that I can try to bring the fever down with a cool washcloth/ Thank you

Vivacious Ramsey said...

wash for twenty seconds

Sheila Hickmon said...

I learned that water, along with other non-caffeinated liquids, help loosen congestion.
Thanks!

Bobbi Medina said...

Water and non caffeinated liquids help loosen congestion

brich2222 said...

learned that you can cool a fever with tepid bath or cool washcloth

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Allyson Bossie said...

I learned that you have to sing Happy Birthday 2 times through to properly wash your hands!
masugr at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

Staying hydrated helps get rid of a cold faster
angukena@yahoo.com

CarrieAnn13 said...

stay hydrated

~Kelly said...

I learned water helps with congesstion.

steve mccuan said...

wash you hands for 20 seconds

Chelsea said...

I learned that Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds

ellie said...

Wash hands for at least 20 seconds. I did not know to sing Happy Birthday twice is about the right amount of time.

ColleenMarie82 said...

Fever is often one of the first signs of illness. You can temporarily cool off the body by using a cool washcloth on the forehead or taking a tepid or lukewarm bath.

inman@Mobap.edu

AngelWinner said...

Wash your hands (sing happy birthday twice) and drink water to stay hydrated.

Kimberley Meier said...

I learned that 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday' is how long you should wash your hands for.

Kimberley Meier
momof3chaos at gmail dot com

TMM30 said...

I knew most of these things for not getting sick. Cooling off with a bath or drinking plenty of water.

Gayle said...

I've never paid attention to how long I wash my hands, but I will now. To sing Happy Birthday two times is an easy way to ensure a thorough cleansing that will help to prevent the spread of a cold and/or the flu.

Brooke Adametz said...

I learned that liquids help loosen congestion

Gianna said...

Not only does the Vicks Starry Night Humidifier add moisture to the air helping to keep little noses clear, it also projects stars on the ceiling.

Elizabeth Ehlen said...

I learned Getting hands clean requires washing them with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds – that's about 2 renditions of 'Happy Birthday.'

Literary Winner said...

You need to wash hands for 20 seconds to get them clean.

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