Monday, March 4, 2013

My Ticket to Mom Survival of Cold and Flu Symptoms- Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil #sponsored

    One of the unfortunate parts of Motherhood is that the job is 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, with no option to call in sick. Knowing that I have no choice but to preform as a Mom, even in the most dire of circumstances, I have a strong drive to try to avoid illness. Foods with questionable sell by dates are immediately tossed (GI illness is the worst) and I thrive on frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing. Sadly, even with my best efforts we all know that becoming sick is unavoidable.

   When I am coughing, sneezing, achy, and/or feverish I often need medicine to help me cope with the symptoms so that I may function as well as a sick Mom possibly can. I always turn to Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil, the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for adult cough/cold/flu relief. After all, no matter how sick I am, there is still a little boy in my life that needs breakfast, fresh diapers, kisses, and attention. I love that DayQuil treats my symptoms without making me sleepy and NyQuil helps alleviate my symptoms allowing me to sleep easier.

    It is no secret that I am a nurse however I would like you to understand that I am not recommending these medicines to you based on my medical background. Instead I am writing this post because, as a Mom, I truly depend on these medicines to help me function, even when I have a terrible cold or flu. As a Mom I also read product labels for effective (and safe content). I won't name specific product names but there are several products on the market that claim to help prevent colds or treat congestion that lack specific ingredients proven to do so. When I need relief I turn to DayQuil and NyQuil because they contain medicines that have been proven to help treat symptoms.

DayQuil contains: Acetaminophen for pain relief and fever reduction, Dextromethorphan HBr to suppress a cough, and Phenylephrine HCl for nasal congestion. 

NyQuil contains: Acetaminophen for aches and fever,  Dextromethorphan HBr for cough suppression, and Doxylamine Succinate for sneezing and a runny nose.

DayQuil and NyQuil are both available in liquid and liquicap form. I much prefer the liquicaps. For some reason I have always been a gagger when it comes to liquid medicine flavors. You can find DayQuil and NyQuil in stores nationwide, anywhere Vicks Products are sold. 

If you have questions or would like to learn more about DayQuil and NyQuil you can visit them on their website 

                                                                Important Notes Regarding This Post:                                                                                       
  • Remember before trying any new medication make sure to check with your doctor & follow the proper recommended course of treatment.
  • 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.
  • All of the above opinions are based upon my own personal experiences, your experiences may be different. 

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.”


  1. DayQuil and NyQuil are some of the only meds we have in our home at all times. There are times when you just need a good nights rest!

  2. I keep these stocked in my house too. But with breastfeeding, I hate to take anything right now. Have Ny suggestions for cold medicines that are safe?

  3. I remember the days when I could take NyQuil before my daughter was born... Can't do that until she starts sleeping through the night (and until I stop BFing)!

  4. could not survive without my NyQuil


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