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The month of April has been AWFUL in our household. We have been so sick and it has been awful. What started out as a sinus infection, turned into the most awful cold flu ever, the husband and the kids also got the stomach flu and now on the tail end of this we ALL have terrible sore throats and are 20 days into this sickness. Luckily I found a great remedy with Pine Bros. throat lozenges to help combat these symptoms.
Last week I missed 3 days of work because my oldest started the cascade of the stomach flu. It was a scary rough week for this mama. I picked my oldest up after he vomited a lot at school. The littlest also was really sick so I grabbed her from the sitters and we went home to rest for the day. I was completely optimistic that I would be back to work the next day.
That evening was a whole awful night. Both kids were throwing up, I did not sleep because they also had head colds and were overall feeling terrible and the littlest had a fever. She was so sick and I was starting to get really worried. We did go to the doctor where the flu was confirmed as well as a double ear infection for the tiny girl. That night got really scary.
The tiny girls fever spiked to 103.7 or .9, I can't remember, and her breathing was incredibly fast. She was panting like a dog and so I called the Children's Hospital nurse help line and we were told to go straight to the emergency room. That night was crazy, but we were home by the morning and the little girl is doing much better. Round 1, 2 and 3 of this crazy cold/flu/stomach flu, were pretty awful but now we are left with this sore throat and needed something to combat it.
I ran to our local Target and was on the hunt for a throat lozenge that the kids could use. I noticed Pine Bros. throat lozenges and grabbed all the flavors on the shelf. They are approved for kids 3 and over and I was really excited that our little girl could use these. The soft texture makes me less nervous that either of my kids will chew on the hard lozenge and damage their teeth. These are soft enough that they dissolve in the mouth slowly, however, if you try to bite into them they are pretty tough. These are not cough drops, they do not have any medication in them and the active ingredient is actually glycerin which gives it the soft texture.
Pine Bros. throat lozenges come in three flavors, wild cherry, lemon lime and natural honey. My kids prefer the cherry flavor while I am more of a honey gal myself. The lemon lime flavor is also good and refreshing. The flavors are not very strong at all (which I prefer) and the ingredients are all natural.
Pine Bros. throat lozenges are the perfect addition to your medicine cabinet. They have been around for 140 years and have been used to soothe throats by people with colds, allergies, vocal performers, chemotherapy patients and actors. Our family is feeling the relief from our sore throats and this awful lingering cold and are very happy with the Pine Bros. products.
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