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How to Avoid the “COUGHequences” of Cold and Flu Season

The following is a post sponsored by Robitussin. For our sponsored post policy, click here.

Well, here’s a fun fact: Did you know a cough can leave the body at speeds up to 500 miles per hour? Um, that’s more than two times faster than a professional race car!

What’s not so fun though? The fact that that same cough is one of the most common symptoms of cold and flu, affecting up to 50 percent of cold sufferers. Not to mention that prolonged coughing can cause unpleasant side effects, such as chest pain, difficulty sleeping and interference with socializing and work. Not to mention your workouts. (Kinda hard to exercise when you can’t breathe!)

Which is where Robitussin comes in. Robitussin has effectively treated cough, cold and flu symptoms for more than 50 years, and is doctor recommended and the No. 1 pharmacist-recommended brand among cough, cold and flu liquid combination products. And to help you avoid the COUGHequences (Get it?! We love a good pun … ) of cold and flu this season, Robitussin has a variety of products tailored just for you and your situation. And here are our three favorite Robitussin products and what COUGHequences they help us avoid!

For On-the-Go

Doing some holiday traveling or need a little something to get you through all that holiday shopping or that important all-office meeting without a coughing fit? Try the super convenient Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Max Liquid-Filled Capsules that helps control cough on-the-go. They’re perfect for throwing in your bag before hitting the road or boarding the plane. Oh, and another fun fact: the cold virus spreads roughly five times faster when flying in an airplane. So, um, do not be that gal spreading it with a cough!


For a Good Night’s Rest

Each year, it’s estimated that 5 to 20 percent of people get the flu and that there are more than 1 billion cases of the common cold in the United States. A billion! And as we all know, one of the worst COUGHequences of having a cold or flu is the inability to sleep and rest because you’re always hacking up a lung! It’s for this reason that we love the Robitussin Nighttime Cough DM Max. A dose of this stuff relieves itchy throat and runny nose with a maximum strength antihistamine and it contains a maximum-strength cough suppressant to help you get the sleep you need to feel better.


For the Kiddos

Is there anything sadder than a sick kiddo? We think not. To help your child get the relief he or she needs, Robitussin has a children’s long-acting liquid cough syrup that relieves cough symptoms for up to eight hours. Yes, eight hours. That way the whole family can get much-needed relief. (After all, children with colds can produce approximately 140 coughs daily!)


Learn more about how to avoid the COUGHequences of cold and flu season by watching these cool Robitussin COUGHequence videos at www.COUGHequences.com. When you do, you’ll even be entered to win one of three sweepstakes — including a $10,000 trip for two!

What are your tips for cold and flu season? And tell us: what is you’re least favorite COUGHequence of being sick? —Jenn

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