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Fighting colds

OK, this is a little off-topic for me, but I feel like I’ve discovered this amazing secret, and I need to share it with all the other parents who are subjected to the same plethora of germs that plague me and my kids all winter long. I used to get sick three or four times a season, sneezing, coughing, and walking around in a miserable haze for weeks at a time. But (knock wood in a BIG way) Zicam has changed all that. If you don’t know about Zicam, get acquainted with it. You can find it at any drug store. I first heard about it from a waitress at a restaurant at Walt Disney World, who swore by it. I dabbled in it, but found it a bit inconvenient because with the lozenges or the chewable formulas, you need to wait a while before you can drink.

Then, my OB’s office recommended the nasal swabs (no restrictions on drinking!) the last time I got a cold. Last week, I felt a sore throat coming on. I went straight to CVS and bought Zicam. Then I used it religiously every three hours for two days. Guess what? I never got sick.

I can’t promise it will work every time, since I’ve only had this amazing success once, but if there’s anything worse than a cold, it’s a cold when you’re pregnant and you really can’t take much that will help you feel better. So I will be keeping my Zicam close at hand.

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