With winter lurking around the corner, it’s a good idea to have a few emergency supplies on-hand in order to avoid the discomfort and troublesome colds and flu winter often brings.

With our busy and demanding schedules, many of us find it difficult to take a day off at work due to the infamous cold and flu that usually comes with the transition from  summer to winter. We are constantly chasing deadlines, children and trying to fit in so  much in a  24 hour day, that the thought of taking a  day to recover is the last thing on our mind. With Vicks in hand, there is no need for you to stop your life as it has all the ingredients to help you bounce back to your normal self.

Vicks has a wide range of products that can help you with a dry cough ,ease a nasal congestion or even unblock a blocked nose.

By preparing for the winter months ahead, you can make a the chilly months bearable for both you and your family. Lorelai’s dad just loves Vicks every sunday when he drops her off after her weekend visit I can smell the Vicks rub on Lorelai from head to toe.


All it takes is a sniff and a sneeze and next thing we know our noses are streaming and we’re coughing our way through a day that’s already jam-packed with getting children ready for school, long commutes to work and managing household chores. Colds and flu are an unfortunate reality of winter and while the season has its own delights, such as bundling up warmly close to a fire or sipping on a comforting hot drink, getting sick is definitely an unwelcome side effect of the chillier months.

Under Pressure

As hard-working South Africans most of us simply do not have the time to be sick. And while a mug of hot chicken soup and a warm blanket is all we can think about when we’re suffering from colds and flu, most of us try our best to conceal the unwelcome symptoms, and soldier on with our busy daily routines. The fact of the matter remains that all we can hope to do is provide our bodies with symptomatic relief of congestion associated with head cold, sinusitis, nasal congestion and thick nasal fluid.

Unfortunately, there simply is no way to cure or even shorten the duration of a cold. The best treatment really is relief from the bothersome symptoms that accompany this condition. It is interesting to note that the common cold is actually a syndrome, or rather a constellation of upper respiratory tract and systemic symptoms, that comes on rapidly and produces a feeling of misery for the sufferer, which lasts around a week.


Reach for VICKS

There are many reasons why we go to work even though we are sick and would be better off resting at home. Luckily help is close at hand when we’re feeling under the weather thanks to Vicks. We don’t like the inconvenience of missing work or school, slowing down and departing from our normal routine, taking medication, visiting the doctor, and resting our bodies to get well again. The good news is that with Vicks in our medicine cabinet we can treat just about any cold or flu symptom that may be slowing us down:

  • If you suffer from a productive or dry cough, try a cough syrup like triple action Vicks Acta Plus Cough Syrup that works against a chesty or dry cough and soothes the throat. Alternatively, Vicks Honey & Ginger Cough Syrup, relieves a chesty cough as a result of medication combined with the flavours of honey and ginger
  • To ease nasal congestion be sure to use Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray; a product that combines medicine with a eucalyptus aroma. It gets to work within five minutes1 and lasts up to 12 hours2.
  • Feeling blocked up? Don’t forget Vicks VapoRubN which eases a stuffy nose for up to eight hours3.

Don’t Slow Down

When symptoms start to slow you down trust Vicks to give you the green light through colds and flu this winter because it eases just about any side-effect. The Vicks range is easy to navigate and provides the right relief for every member of your family.

Vicks VapoRubN (34/10.2.1/0019) Classification: A10.2.1 Medicines acting on the respiratory system. Inhalants. Each gram contains:  Menthol 28,2 mg, Camphor 52,6 mg, Eucalyptus Oil 13,3 mg

Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray (33/16.1/0339) Classification: A16.1 Nasal Spray Solution. Each 15,0 ml Solution Contains:  Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 7,5 mg, Preservatives:  Benzalkonium Chloride (50 %) 6,0 mg, Chlorhexidine Gluconate (20 %) 40,5 mg

Vicks Honey & Ginger Cough Syrup (34/10.1/0017) Classification: A10.1 Antitussives and expectorants. Each 15,0 ml Syrup Contains:  Guaifenesin 200 mg, Sucrose 555 mg, Preservatives:  Ethanol 5 % v/v, Sodium Benzoate 0,1 % m/v

Vicks Acta Plus Cough Syrup (F/10.1/75) Classification: A10.1 Antitussives and expectorants. Each 10 ml Syrup Contains:  Pentoxyverine Citrate 0,015 g, Glyceryl Guaiacolate 0,1 g, Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0,0025 g, Ethanol 10,00 % v/v Preservative:  Sodium Benzoate 0,1 % m/v

Procter & Gamble SA (Pty) Ltd, Co. Reg. No. 1957/003295/07, Rivonia Square Centre, Corner Rivonia Blvd and 9th Avenue, Rivonia, Tel: +27 10 001 9650, APG018/03/13, FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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