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Zap the Cold with Zicam®

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Zap the Cold with Zicam

You all know that feeling – at our house we call it Porcupine Nose. It’s that sudden awareness that a cold is about to rear its ugly head. You get either that little tickle in the back of your throat, or that burning at the back of the nose, or maybe just a few sneezes. Around here, it’s the feeling of a porcupine springing its quills in the upper reaches of the nasal passages. Well, that is the time to act – not when those little warnings turn into a full-blown cold. And now that I’ve found Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, I’ll act when that porcupine first manifests itself.

Zap the Cold with Zicam

Just before the holidays last year, my dear husband and daughter both had epic colds. We had a trip planned, then all the holiday festivities, so I took every precaution I could think of to dodge their colds, and I came out victorius! Yay, Me. We spent Christmas with family in Iowa, and all were healthy, except for one snotty nose toddler, so I was feeling my super powers for dodging colds. After we got home, the porcupine came alive. I had just received my sample of Zicam® Nasal Swabs, so voila, I was armed. 

Zap the Cold with Zicam

I didn’t dodge the cold this time, but I must say, I dodged the severity, and the length of the common cold. The best part about the Zicam® Nasal Swabs is they are homeopathic – no drugs or side effects, only plant derived active ingredients.  Each swab comes in its own little unit and you snap off the top, take out the swab that is preloaded with lots of helpful goodies, swab it just inside the rim of your nasal passage and breath in RELIEF! Along with the homeopathic cold fighters, there’s the cooling sensation of menthol and eucalyptus, which was my favorite thing about using the swabs. I kept using the Zicam® Nasal Swabs regularly throughout the cold and NEVER did I have a stuffy nose for the duration of the cold. My cold lasted about 4-5 days with no lingering effects. The swabs are handy enough to carry in your purse and pocket, if you’re going to be out and about. 

Zap the Cold with Zicam

I also noticed that no one else in the family caught my cold. Makes me wonder if the Zicam® Nasal Swabs cut down on my sneezing and coughing so I wasn’t contaminating my family environment. It was still a cold, and I still had to endure it, but it wasn’t nearly as bad, or a long as some of those nasty colds can be. With my trusty herbal tea in hand, and my Zicam® Nasal Swabs, I think we may have spared everyone else! These will surely be my go-to guy the next time porcupine nose comes to town. You can find these affordable,  nifty swabs at any major food, drug or mass merchant department store. So keep a ready supply on hand, especially during the cold season and swab the porcupine away, as soon as you feel any signs coming on. 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zicam® Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs.

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