Sick in College Essentials
Being sick in college is tough, especially with all the obligations of academics and social activities. Winter season in the dorms is a common time for a sickness to start spreading. Whether it’s a simple cold and cough to a full blown fever or flu, having the essentials available will be key to a quick recovery. Just remember to take things slow when sick in college and consider quarantining in your dorm and focusing on getting sleep. To make sure you have the necessities for a quick recovery from a cold in the dorms, following Dorm Essentials top 10 items to help you recover from being sick in college.
1. Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil SEVERE Cough, Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
The key for feeling better when sick in college – just remember not to drink when taking your meds. MAXIMUM STRENGTH COLD & FLU RELIEF. DayQuil/NyQuil SEVERE delivers temporary relief to your toughest cold & flu symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, fever, and congestion, day or night. MAXIMUM SYMPTOM-FIGHTING INGREDIENTS to relieve your worst cold & flu symptoms, among OTC cold & flu medicines.
2. Sambucus Elderberry Gummies Herbal Supplements, 60 Count
A more proactive and simpler option than the dayquil/nyquil staple, herbal supplements like Tok Wellness can help. Feel your best each day. Gummies are made with a triple-action immune blend of vitamin C, zinc, and black elderberry extract to support immune health. Every bottle is bursting with berry goodness. Nature’s Way only uses high-quality, premium elderberries that are hand-picked and harvested in select locations across Europe.
3. AmazonBasics Micromink Sherpa Blanket - Super-Soft, Wrinkle-Resistant, Black
The perfect recovery companion.100% Polyester. Imported. Reversible blanket with polyester sherpa and micromink sides. Can be used as a bedspread or throw. Can be used in all seasons. Wrinkle-resistant material that deflects lint and pet hair. Machine washable.
4. andily Space Heater Electric Heater for Home and Office Ceramic Small Heater
Warm up from the dorm cold – just make sure your housing allows you to have one. SMALL HEATER MEASURES: 6.2″ X 4.74″ x 8.3″ . Manual controls. Fully Assembled. Carrying handle for easy transport. Adjustable thermostat for comfortable warmth—ideal for home or office. THREE MODES HEATER WITH FAN: 1. High Heat (1500-watt), 2. Low Heat(750-watt ), 3. Fan Only. The power indicator light lets you know when it’s plugged in.
5. Puffs Plus Lotion with Vicks Facial Tissues, 24 Cubes, 48 Tissues per Cube
Get extra for the whole dorm, and make your nose happy. Pack includes 24 Cubes (48 Tissues per Cube) of Puffs Plus Lotion with Vicks Facial Tissues. Infused with the scent of Vicks for maximum comfort during cold and flu season. Puffs softest, most cushiony tissue, with a touch of lotion, to help protect your nose. Puffs Plus Lotion helps soothe irritated noses by locking in moisture better than regular tissues. Dermatologist tested to be gentle on sensitive skin.
6. PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel, Variety Pack
PURELL Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer scents includes JELLY WRAP carriers. Scents include: Ocean Kiss, Naturals, Aloe and Original. Convenient 1-ounce flip top cap bottle attaches to purses, backpacks, key chains, diaper bags or gym bags, and goes along where your life takes you. Kills the most germs, just one squirt of Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills as many germs as 2 squirts of any other national brand. Enhanced with four nourishing skin-conditioning agents, a skin-friendly formulation that’s mild on hands.
7. Campbell's Homestyle Soup, Chicken Noodle, 15.4 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Easy-to-open, microwave-safe bowls that are perfect for work, school or wherever you go. Made with premium chicken with no antibiotics, fresh vegetables and egg noodles. Classic home-style soup you can conveniently savor on the go. Ready in Minutes. Made for Real, Real Life.
8. Halls Sugar-Free Cough Drops, Honey Lemon, 180 Count
Synthetic, Imported, HALLS are formulated to quickly relieve sore, scratchy throats from colds or allergies. HALLS fights coughs, soothes sore throats, and cools nasal passages. Enjoy this classic cough suppressant in Sugar-Free Honey-Lemon flavor. This package includes 180 drops in a flavor-saving resealable bag.
9. Plush Slipper Socks Women - Colorful Warm Crew Socks Cozy Soft
Main material:Polyester (Coral fleece/coral velvet). One Size: Fit Women’s Shoe US Size 6-10. Super Soft and Warm,made of premium microfiber.It’s so comfortable that make you feel you are walking on the cotton. Great for lounging around the house.The moderate thickness is nice for wearing during sleep,which can keep your feet warm and help you have a sweet dream.They’re suitable for longtime-standing studying as well.
10. Thermometer for Fever, Digital Medical Thermometer
Thermometer: Upgrade version.Fast & Accurate Measure.Clear lighted display offers a convenient and high-definition reading even at darkness.The thermometer registers allow the deviation within 0.2°F, sampling speed up to 10 seconds. Thermometer for kids: Soft and Flexible Tip. Thermometer for fever: Waterproof for easy clearing; Beeper alert for fever alarm; Simply switch ℃ and ℉ by pressing the button; Auto-off after 10 mins if no operation.
We hope this list of essentials helps you anytime you get sick in college. If you get sick while in college, there are a few other steps you can take to manage your illness and get the care you need:
- Stay in your dorm: If you are feeling sick, it’s important to stay home and rest as much as possible. This will help you recover more quickly and prevent the spread of illness to others.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, such as water, broth, and sports drinks, to help your body fight the illness. Avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks, as these can dehydrate you further.
- Get plenty of rest: Sleep is important for your body’s ability to heal, so try to get as much rest as you can. Let teachers know if you need to miss class or defer assignments.
- Manage your symptoms: Take over-the-counter medications as needed to manage your symptoms, such as pain relievers, decongestants, and fever reducers.
- Seek medical care if necessary: If your symptoms are severe or if you have underlying health conditions that require medical attention, consider seeking medical care. Many colleges and universities have on-campus health clinics or partnerships with local hospitals and clinics that can provide care to students.
Prioritize rest and taking care of yourself and seek medical care if necessary when you are sick in college. This will help you recover more quickly and get back to your studies and other social activities as soon as possible.
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