Cold and Flu Relief with Vick’s DayQuil and NyQuil

This year has been a really hard cold and flu season for so many people. Just recently a friend from our church came down with the flu. She was in horrible shape for three full days. Knock on wood; we have been very lucky to have not had the flu bug in our home. We have stayed on top of your vitamins, eating healthy meals, getting plenty of rest and getting fresh air whenever possible. That being said, we have still had our times of illness this season.

cold and flu relief

Our oldest daughter had strep throat this year for the first time. I was very surprised when she tested positive for it since she was asymptomatic. Luckily no one else in our home came down with strep throat.

As a young adult I used to get Strep Throat every year, and when I did I was down for the count. Now, being a mom, I cannot afford the luxury of having a sick day…nor do I have time! I recently had a virus that started as a cold and cough and then led to laryngitis. That was not fun at all. I usually get laryngitis each year, but it is normally gone within a couple of days. This year it lasted well almost two weeks! Why? Because the kids are older, they needed more, and could not stop talking to me! My children will not allow me to be “down” even if I can’t talk.

Cold and Flu Relief

Luckily, I have my secret weapon to help me fight the symptoms of the cold and flu. Vicks provides me with all of my cold and flu relief  . Since moms do not get a sick day, these products enable you to keep powered during the day and sleep restfully throughout the night.

DayQuil is always my “go-to” medicine to help get me through the day when I am sick. I really appreciate the fact that it is a non-drowsy formula. It is very effective at fighting the symptoms of colds, such as aches, fever, sore throat, stuffy head and cough so you can so what needs to be done during the day.

At night, to ensure I get the rest I need to get rid of my cold, I switch over to the NyQuil. I really have the urge right now to say the line from the commercial right now!

The night-time sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so- you-can-rest medicine.

Yes, I said it! But truly, that is what it is. When you have a cold, the coughing always seems to be at its worst when you go to bed. When I go to bed I want to be able to get the sleep I need so I can feel my best for my family during the day. Sleep is such an important part of recovery.

Please remember the following in regards to this medicine:

  • Remember before trying any new medication make sure to check with your doctor & follow the proper recommended course of treatment.
  • DayQuil & Nyquil is not recommended for children younger than 12. Please be sure to consult your physician before giving DayQuil & NyQuil to children.
  • When using DayQuil/NyQuil, be sure to follow the usage guidelines for warnings and dosage directions or visit for more information.

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Vicks DayQuil & NyQuil. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

About the Author

A Mommy blogger who loves working from home while raising her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old boy/girl twins with her husband. I have a passion for learning and enjoy anything having to do with the technical side of blogging. I am also always working on self-improvement and being the best mom I can to my children. I am also a bit of a coffee addict! ❤


  1. Sandy VanHoey says

    LOVE their products and have so many of them I use frequently

  2. Nicole Becker says

    These products dont work very well for me. I take Mucinex!!

  3. sheila ressel says

    My family has used these products for years. They work really well for us and are a staple in our medicine cabinet.

  4. md kennedy says

    I don’t know what I would do without DayQuil and NyQuil when I get a cold. Of course, i’d love to find a more “natural” alternative, but haven’t yet so I will stick with what works for me!

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