January on Cape Cod was cold, brutally cold. I haven’t felt temperatures in the single digits in so many years I’d forgotten how truly awful it was. One would think that with the cold temperatures, the flu virus wouldn’t be able to survive. That the cold, cold, cold would have killed it. Sadly, it didn’t. And I had the flu.
And it was awful.
I knew something was wrong when I took my temperature and it was 101.0. Generally, my temperature is between 95.9 and 96.3. No wonder I was so darn hot! Before things spiraled out of control, something had to be done. I reached for Vicks NyQuil the first night to help clear my nasal congestion, lower my temperature, and reduce my coughing so The Texan could get some rest. With active ingredients of acetaminophen for aches and fever,
dextromethorphan HBr, and Doxylamine Succinate I knew that I was going to rest well.
The next morning, I woke feeling a bit better, though no where near 100%. I gave up sick days when I became a stay-at-home mom, and needed something to help get me through the day. I gave Vicks DayQuil a shot and was surprised that my aches and pains were nearly gone. Hooray! It was wonderful to try something that was giving me relief. I’m not a very patient patient; and don’t have time to take medicines that don’t do what they’re supposed to do. Vicks DayQuil has two of the same active ingredients as NyQuil – acetaminophen and dextromethorphan HBr – the third ingredient is Phenylephrine HCl. Although I was still sick, using DayQuil helped me cope with the flu and get on with my busy life.
I was happy with how well the Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil products worked for me. Remember before trying any new medication make sure to check with your doctor and follow the proper recommended course of treatment. DayQuil and Nyquil is not recommended for children younger than 12. Please be sure to consult your physician before giving DayQuil and/or NyQuil to children. When using DayQuil and NyQuil, be sure to follow the usage guidelines for warnings and dosage directions, visit Vicks for more information.
Did the flu hit your family this year? How did you combat it?