Moms do not have time to get sick. Sick days are not in our job description and slowing down isn’t usually an option. I was thrilled when Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs offered to sponsor this post so we could test them out and share our experience with you.
I absolutely don’t have time to get sick.
With six kids and a home business, a sick day just isn’t going to happen. Last year I was down half the winter with one cold after another. This year, I thought we got off lucky. We had all been healthy for the most part so I was starting to think we were home free until my ten year old started complaining that he had a sore throat.
In this house, when one person gets sick, we all get sick. I knew we were in for it.
Sure enough, within 24 hours we were all sick, and I got hit with it the worse. I’ve had a few boxes of Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs sitting on my desk for a few weeks now ready for just that moment. Several friends swear by them so I was hopeful they would make a difference.
The concept is simple. Zicam® Nasal Swabs are a new plant-based homeopathic formula and they are actually the only nasal swabs clinically proven to shorten colds when taken at the first sign. I’m all for getting rid of colds faster.
I’m usually the first person in my family to get sick and the last one to get better and everything seems to hit me harder. I’m blaming sleep deprivation. I’m just too worn down to fight anything off. I new I was in trouble when I went from a tiny tickle in my throat to full blown congestion and fever within a few hours.
I started using Zicam® Nasal Swabs right away. The box recommends you use one every 3 hours so I actually set an alarm on my phone to remind me — I did not want this cold taking me out for a week.
They were really easy to use. You rub each gel coated swab just inside each nostril a few times a day. The plant-based homeopathic formula includes menthol and eucalyptus, which are really soothing. They actually did a great job clearing out my sinuses each time I used them too and were much more gentle than most other options.
I really love how portable they are. You could easily grab a couple of tubes and throw them in your purse so you have them when you are away from home. I like to stay home when I know I’m sick because I hate spreading germs but you never know when that first sign of a cold will hit you.
Since I tend to get so sick, I wasn’t totally convinced that Zicam® Nasal Swabs would do much but I loved the cooling effect so I kept at it. I was horribly sick for one day but used the nasal swabs every three hours just like the box recommended. If this cold had followed my normal pattern I would have been down for the count for at least a week.
I was genuinely surprised when I woke up the next morning with only a little sniffle left and feeling 1000% better than I did the day before. At this rate, my cold should be completely gone by tomorrow which is so much faster than I normally kick a cold that I have to assume Zicam® Nasal Swabs did the trick.
I’m thrilled that Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs are back with their new formula and after this experience, I’m going to make sure my medicine cabinet is stocked full of them. I can’t be the mom I need to be when I’m down with a cold so I love anything that helps me get back on my feet faster.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs.