Avoiding the COUGHequences of the Common Cold

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Each year there are more than 1 billion cases of the common cold in the United States. In fact, the common cold is the leading cause of doctor visits, with up to 100 million visits paid to the doctor each year. It also causes 22 million missed days from school, and 20 million lost work days in the United States annually. Right now I’m battling my first cold of the year. It began as a sinus headache, moved to a sneezy sniffle, and as I type I’m bracing myself for the inevitable – the cough. Cough is one of the most common symptoms of cold and flu, affecting up to 50 percent of cold sufferers. Prolonged coughing can cause unpleasant side effects, such as chest pain, difficulty sleeping, and interfering with socializing and work.

The COUGHequence that I’m most concerned about is lost sleep making it tough to do my best at work each day. This winter has packed a brutal punch with one snow day after another, stealing work hours from every week so far this week. I need to be my best during those hours when the weather has actually allowed schools to open and me to work. To help parents like me to avoid the COUGHequences of cold and flu this season, such as lost sleep and trouble working, Robitussin® has a variety of products tailored to effectively treat different symptom combinations. New this season, Robitussin® has introduced maximum strength DM nighttime formula to control cough to help you get the sleep you need to feel better. Robitussin® has effectively treated cough, cold and flu symptoms for more than 50 years, and is doctor recommended and the #1 pharmacist recommended brand among cough, cold and flu liquid combination products. Right now my county is under a Winter Storm Watch with another four to six inches of snow headed our way. While I may need to face a school delay in the morning, I know that I’ll be able to make the most of my remaining work hours after a good night’s sleep.

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