Cold and Flu
Cold & Flu Dehydrate…
Each year, between 5 and 20 percent of Americans get the flu and millions more suffer from colds. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, watery eyes, fatigue, headache, nasal congestion, vomiting and diarrhea. While cold symptoms are somewhat milder, and include nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, possible headache and fever.
Many of these symptoms drain the body of water and electrolytes. And if these two vital nutrients aren’t replaced, dehydration sets in. Plus, dehydration resulting from cold or flu can also worsen fatigue, headache and nasal congestion.
Common cold and flu symptoms that can cause or worsen dehydration include:
- Diarrhea and Vomiting: Both diarrhea and vomiting – which are more common symptoms for children – rapidly deplete water and electrolytes stored in the body.
- Fever and Excessive Sweating: Sweat is made up mostly of water and sodium, an essential electrolyte. Thus, excessive sweating must be offset by drinking more fluids. Fevers above 100-degrees – which are common when battling the flu – increase sweating too and also speed up the body’s metabolism, leading to greater fluid loss.
DripDrop is a great tasting, medical grade hydration solution developed by a pediatrician. Built on decades of proven science, it contains a precise ratio of salts, sugars and potassium to optimize fluid and electrolyte absorption and speed recovery.
DripDrop contains 2-3 times the electrolytes of sports drinks and pediatric solutions and was shown to rehydrate 34% better than water alone. Available in natural lemon and berry flavors, DripDrop does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
During Cold and Flu season, DripDrop is a medicine cabinet essential. Find it today at your local pharmacy!
Best used under medical supervision.