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Try these products to avoid a winter cold

Don't get stuck in bed with seasonal sickness

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by Emma Simon ConsumerAffairs Research Team
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Winter is here, which means the sick season is upon us. With sneezing and coughing people all around, avoiding a cold can be tricky. We’ve rounded up the eight best cold prevention products to keep you healthy all winter long.

Cold & flu tablets

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  • Citrus-flavored
  • 25 tablets

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If you don’t like that cherry-flavored liquid cold medicine, try these Zicam cold remedy tablets instead. They melt rapidly, which makes them a great option for people who have trouble swallowing pills. Plus, they’re citrus flavored, which makes taking medicine a little less distasteful. The package includes 25 tablets.

Tasty elderberry gummies

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  • All-natural cold prevention
  • 60 gummies

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These Nature’s Way elderberry gummies are great for people who prefer taking a natural approach to cold prevention. Elderberry, also known as sambucus, is proven to support the immune system, which increases your chances of successfully avoiding a cold this winter. The package includes 60 gummies.

Potent pellets

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  • Homeopathic cold prevention
  • 30 pellets

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Oscillococcinum is known for being both unpronounceable and powerful. These homeopathic pellets pack a big punch when it comes to fighting colds and relieving symptoms, including body aches, headaches, chills and fever. They are non-drowsy, so you can take them anytime, and they’re safe for kids ages 2 and up.

Cold-fighting nasal swabs

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  • Non-swallow cold prevention
  • 20 nasal swabs

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Get to the source of your cold symptoms with these Zicam nasal swabs. They’re great for preventing colds and can shorten how long symptoms linger if you’ve already caught one. These nasal swabs are useful for people who don’t like taking cold medicine by mouth.

Airborne effervescent tablets

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  • Dissolving cold & flu prevention
  • 30 effervescent tablets

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Airborne’s dissolving tablets are chock-full of vitamin C and 13 other vitamins, minerals and herbs. They are orange-flavored and a great option for people who don’t like swallowing pills. They come in handy, travel-size tubes, which makes them easy to pop in your pocket or bag.

Super Lysine

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  • All-natural cold prevention
  • 180 tablets

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Quantum Health’s Super Lysine pills are a blend of six powerful immune supporters: L-lysine, vitamin C, propolis, garlic bulb, echinacea and licorice root. The bottle contains 110 tablets, so you can stay stocked all winter long.

Emergen-C

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  • Powdered immune supporter
  • 30 packets

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Continuing the citrus-flavored medicine trend, these Emergen-C packets come in powdered form that you can easily mix into a drink. They provide a massive dose of vitamin C to strengthen your immune system and prepare your body for fighting colds. If you’re not a citrus fan, don’t worry! You can find other great Emergen-C flavors like coconut-pineapple, raspberry and acai berry through the link.

Triple threat to colds

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  • Professional-grade immune supporter
  • 5-day treatment

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The EZC Pak is a professional-grade immune supporter with vitamin C, echinacea and zinc. A combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs makes this medicine a comprehensive option for natural cold prevention. The EZC Pak is designed to be used over a five-day period and helps combat sore throats, runny noses and other pesky flu symptoms.

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Information in this guide is general in nature and is intended for informational purposes only; it is not legal, health, investment or tax advice. ConsumerAffairs.com makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information provided and assumes no liability for any damages or loss arising from its use.

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