As the seasons change, we can potentially experience unwelcomed ‘Change of Season’ sniffles, characterised by cold-like symptoms. The shift in temperatures provides an apt condition for different groups of viruses to flourish.1
Cepacol®, the brand known for its sore throat lozenges and hot medication, highlights why we get seasonal sniffles and the ways you can better manage how your body responds to these seasonal changes.
Why Do We Get Seasonal Sniffles?
When the weather shifts with the changing seasons, our immune system reacts to these changes. Sometimes, our bodies have a difficult time adjusting, which can trigger an illness.2
Spotting the Signs of Seasonal Sniffles
The usual signs of seasonal sniffles include:3
- A runny or stuffy nose
- Dry cough
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Scratchy throat
- Postnasal drip
Four Ways To Handle Seasonal Sniffles
Seasonal sniffles can be a nuisance, but there are ways to manage them.
Here are four simple tips:
- Track pollen count: When it comes to seasonal sniffles, pollen calendars and predictions can provide information on pollen counts in specific areas.4
- Stay Hydrated: Staying hydrated can help you recover fast and ease your symptoms.5
- Heated Steam Inhalation: Steam may help congested mucus drain better and the heat may even help destroy the cold virus.6
- Preventing the Spread of Colds: Washing your hands frequently is one of the simplest ways to stop the spread of germs.7
How The Cepacol® Cough & Cold Range Can Provide Relief
Cepacol® understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing the seasonal sniffles, so they have developed comprehensive solutions. With various formuations available, such as lozenges, throat sprays, hot medication, and cough syrups, Cepacol® makes it convenient to find the perfect solution for your needs.
The Cepacol® Cough & Cold range includes a variety of new products packed with multiple benefits:
- New Cepacol® Cough & Cold Syrup8: Offers targeted relief for a persistent cough, congestion, and sore throat. Formulated with ivy leaf and pelargonium, it provides cough relief while combating cold and flu symptoms with their antibacterial and antiviral properties. The non-drowsy formulation is alcohol-free, making it safe to be taken from the age of six.
- New Cepacol® Plus Cough & Cold Syrup9: Specifically designed for night-time relief, this syrup addresses two troublesome symptoms: coughing and nasal congestion. It combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and valerian extract, offering night-time cough relief.
- New Cepacol® Throat Spray10: This throat spray combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and menthol. It quickly numbs the throat, providing temporary pain and discomfort relief.
Cepacol® understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing cold or flu symptoms, which is why they have developed these comprehensive solutions. With their range of products, there’s a Cepacol® option for everyone.
So, if you’re dealing with cold, cough, or flu symptoms, there’s a Cepacol® for that!
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- National Library of Medicine. Allergies: Overview. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK447112/. Last accessed August 20203.
- Jersey Shore Aesthetics & Wellness. Available from https://jerseyshoremedicalalliance.com/2020/01/17/will-proper-hydration-help-me-feel-better-during-cold-and-flu-season/. Last accessed August 20023.
- National Library of Medicine. Heated, humidified air for the common cold. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6483632/. Last accessed August 20203.
- CEPACOL® Cough and cold syrup approved professional information, February 2022.
- CEPACOL® Plus cough and cold syrup approved professional information, February 2022.
- CEPACOL® Throat Spray approved professional information, February 2022.