Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Some Things to Keep in your Bag when you Feel a Cold Coming on

If you are like many other people, you can feel a bad head or chest cold coming on for a day or two before the symptoms hit you with full force. Your throat may be a little scratchy, your nose may be getting stuffy, and you may have a headache or cough. If you plan to fight your cold while out and about rather than at home and in bed, you want to take this opportunity right now to pack your bag and prepare for the full onslaught of symptoms that you may be facing very soon. Here are a few of the items that you want to keep in your bag if you feel a head or chest cold coming on. These items will help you to be better prepared for what you may soon be hit with.

Tissues or a Handkerchief

First, you should consider packing a small package of tissues or a handkerchief in your bag. These can come in handy when you need to blow your nose or when sneezing. They can also come in handy when you are coughing as they provide you with an excellent way to cover your cough so that you do not spread germs throughout your home, your workplace and other places where you plan to spend time in the coming days. Because these are ideal for use with a variety of symptoms, they are necessary items to keep in your bag.


It may be difficult to determine which symptoms you may be facing in the near future. Do some research and check out sites like for their range of medicines that suit your type of cold. Each cold seems to present with slightly different symptoms. Some colds, for example, are focused in the chest, and others may be focused in the throat or head. However, there are multiple medications that provide a comprehensive approach to the relief of cold symptoms. You can stock up on these medications as well as other medications like throat lozenges, cough drops and nose spray.

Hand Sanitizer

When you are feeling bad from your cold symptoms, the only thing that can make you feel worse is knowing that you’ve spread your germs onto someone else. If you want to avoid spreading your misery to others, you should consider investing in hand sanitizer. You can purchase a small bottle to store in your bag. Then, when you cough or sneeze, you can pull out your hand sanitizer and disinfect your hands. This is a fast and easy step that you can take to help prevent those around you from getting sick.
Being sick is no fun, and ideally, you will spend your sick time recuperating at home in bed. However, cold symptoms have a way of lingering, and you may not be able to spend several days in a row lounging around at home. When you have a cold and need to get out and about, you need to keep these important items on hand and within easy reach in your bag.

Author Bio: John is a dietitian and has been for the past 2 years. In his spare time he likes to write blogs about health, fitness and all round wellbeing.

3 travelers' comments:

betchai said...

i actually have them always in my purse, really helpful little things to have

mai said...

Gosh, that's what we have right now at home. Medication, tissues and handkerchief or towels. Kuya Basti has colds and coughing. I hope the little ones won't get infected so he has all these by his side.

Marie said...

Hand sanitizer is a sure thing and the Kleenex. I wish more people would be cautious of others and do the things you mentioned. I was fine one day and went to the grocery store, this lady kept coughing and didn't even cover her mouth. It was very aggravating, and the next day I woke up sick with a cold. People do not realize how easy it is to make others sick. Thanks for sharing this I shared the page too!

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