Jan 26, 2010

Triaminic Cold and Flu Thin Strips: Giveaway (1/31)

I love winter actually (I know I may be in the minority here, LOL) . I love fireplaces, cozy nights, rain (moderate...not stormy downpours) and chilly crisp mornings. What I don't like about winter obviously is that it brings us the cold and flu season. Now that my five year old is in Kindergarten, it seems the sniffy noses and coughs have increased in our house. I am keeping fingers and toes crossed that whatever cold and flu bugs come our way, they are mild ones, if any!

Triaminic has set up a National Flu and Cold Tracker which lets you know where the flu is hitting the hardest. Kind of cool. Our area is at the moderate level right now. They have also provided lots of useful tips for preventing the flu, and sick day guidelines as well, like helping you determine when and if your child should stay home from school (something I have had trouble with many times!).

Here's one tip they share:

Make sure your children get enough sleep. Too little sleep can make kids feel run-down and lower their immunity. Yet a National Sleep Foundation poll found that most children need 1 to 3 more hours of sleep than they're getting every night. How much should they be getting? Experts recommend 11 to 13 hours a night for preschoolers and kindergartners and 10 to 11 hours for school-aged children. How to make sure they get it: Establish an earlier-bedtime routine, because early awakenings for school or day care can cut short the sleep kids need.

Triaminic also has important dosaging updates on their site--

At Triaminic, we care about your child's safety more than anything.

That's why we wanted to provide you with the latest information on over-the-counter children's cough and cold products. The makers of these medicines are voluntarily changing the product labeling to read "Do not use for children under age 4". For products containing antihistamines, labeling will include the instructions "do not use for the purpose of making your child sleepy." These labeling changes are being made in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and out of an abundance of caution to help avoid unintentional consumer misuse of these products.
Triaminic® products are safe and effective when used as directed and have been used to relieve children's cough and cold symptoms for more than 50 years. We care about your children's safety and want to assure you that you can continue to use Triaminic® products as directed for your children age 4 and older.
Our focus is on re-labeling our Triaminic® products to clearly reflect the new directions to help guide parents and caregivers on the safe and appropriate use of these products. In the meantime, it's possible that some products on store shelves may still have dosing information for children under 4. During this transition period, please follow these dosing instructions:


Children under 4 years
Do not use
Children 4 - under 12 years
Follow dosing instructions on package
Contact the poison control or medical center if you suspect your child has overdosed or taken medicine on his own.
If you have general questions about Triaminic® products, contact the Triaminic Clinic at 1-800-KIDS-987.

Since Triaminic is a medicine, you should always check with your pediatrician before giving to your child.

You can save $1.50 0n Triaminic by printing the coupon on their site.

WIN A Triaminic Prize Pack. Each Prize Pack consists of four 14 ct boxes of Triaminic Thin Strips

THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN. Each will receive a prize pack.

To Enter (mandatory entry) Leave a comment with your best tip for fighting the flu at your house.Please include valid email address )

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Giveaway ends Jam. 31st
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Triaminic sent me free samples of the product. All opinions expressed are my own. Prize packages will be sent directly from Triaminic. Please check with your pediatrician before administering any medicine to your child. This is not a recommendation from me personally for Triaminic.

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Hetal said...

drink more water..wash hands more often

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Unknown said...

Get plenty of sleep and wash your hands often.

cookiert said...

We wash hands and take vitamins!

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Jennifer Wilson said...

LOTS of hand washing and hand sanitizer also placed strategically through the house.

jenndiggy at gmail dot com

kimberley stowers said...

best flu fighting tip? Wash hands! kimberley.stowers@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

Wash your hands a lot and take vitamins. Thanks for the chance.

aktedd said...

hand sanitizer in the car for when you go out shoping and touch all those germ riddled door handles!

Lisa said...

always keep hand sanitizer with you. At home, in the car, in your purse, in a kids backpack..you name it. Try to remember to also use your own pens, when at the bank, grocery store and always wash your hands.

Unknown said...

We get our flu shots and eat right. Thanks.


Angie said...

Wash those hands . . . often!

Molly C. said...

Our biggest thing to fight the flu, is washing hands & using lots of clorox wipes.

Anonymous said...

We wash are hands a lot at home and avoid other people we know that are sick.


Kathy P said...

lots of hand washing,eating lots of fruits and vegetables and getting lots of rest :)

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Holly G. said...

We wash our hands as soon as we get home. It's a simple thing, but none of us have been sick this winter.

cman said...

Wash hands, stay away from sick people and get plenty of sunlight.