Keep your family protected from the spring sniffles

With spring creeping up around the corner, you may think your family has survived cold and flu season, but don’t let your guard down just yet.

Flu bugs and colds can strike at any time and families need to be prepared to treat a case of the spring sniffles. Kids are exposed to all kinds of germs at daycare or school, meaning that it’s easy for viruses to travel home with them during any time of year.

In the spring, we often alternate between heating the home when it’s cooler and turning on the air conditioning during warmer days. What many fail to realize is that cold and flu viruses thrive in dry air, making you that much more susceptible to being under the weather. Restoring essential moisture to the air in your home can help prevent viruses from lingering.

The Vicks filter-free cool mist humidifier helps relieve dry air discomforts, like coughs and congestion.

When you’ve moved past prevention and a family member is sick, an important tool to have on hand is a high-accuracy thermometer. The Braun ThermoScan 7 offers unique age precision technology for fever detection. When delivering a reading, the colour-coded results helps show parents if their kids temperature is normal, elevated or high based on their age range, letting them know if their children need rest or if they should see a doctor.

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