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Prepare for college sniffles with this survival kit

If your daughter got sick during your homeschool program, you were by her side to take care of her and give her exactly what she needed to feel better. And although you would like to be there when she goes off to college, she's going to have to learn how to take care of herself when the sniffles strike. Help your daughter ward off colds with this survival kit:

It's tough to concentrate on taking notes during class or finishing a test when the sniffles hit. Help your daughter focus on her studies rather than blowing her nose by adding a decongestant to her survival kit. However, make sure the decongestant you choose is non-drowsy - you don't want her snoozing during class!

Vitamin C supplements 
Help give your daughter's immune system a boost by sending her off to school with some vitamin C supplements. Taking these will prevent her from catching other sicknesses and help her cold vanish fast.

Hand sanitizer
Hand sanitizer is always a good thing for your daughter to have in her dorm room and in her purse. Hand sanitizer can help get rid of germs and prevent your daughter from passing them on to someone else.

You may have been able to feel your daughter's forehead and determine whether or not she had a fever, but when she's at school, she'll need another way of knowing. Pack a thermometer in her survival kit and let her know that anything above 100.4 degrees is considered a fever.

Fever/pain reliever
Over-the-counter medicines like Advil and Tylenol are perfect for bringing down fevers and eliminating any general body pain.

Tea and honey 
Tea and honey is a combination that soothes sore throats and upset stomachs. It also helps boost your immune system and tastes delicious.

Chicken soup
When you're sick, nothing sounds as good as chicken noodle soup. Give your daughter microwavable containers of the soup so she can make it right in her dorm.

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