Puffs Plus LotionI participated in the Pass The Puffs blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. Having two school age boys ensures that our home has a steady supply of the latest and greatest in influenza strains. It is only a matter of time until illness rears its ugly head. Unable to avoid it, I have instead decided to take a different angle: Making my stay in the “infirmary” as comfortable as possible. I will share some of my favorite ways to make it through to the other side in tip top shape.

Feed a cold, starve a fever? I don’t know about that, but I know you need to keep warm and cozy during recovery. Splurge on a super-soft comforter, blanket or throw and don’t hesitate to use it in the trenches. It may get sneezed on, but it will clean up good as new, and you’ll be more comfortable than ever. I find that the more comfortable I am, the more I can rest and the sooner I tend to recover.

If you’re anything like me when sick, you might abandon all pretense of social niceties and shuffle around the house bemoaning your miserable existence. Consider instead the soothing comfort of a gel bead eye mask. They provide simple and effective hot and cold therapy directly to the irritated eye and nose areas. You may find yourself continuing to wear it even after you have returned to health. It’s not the most fashionable look, so don’t forget you’re wearing one around when you answer the door.

One luxury that cannot be overlooked is your choice of facial tissue. I say Pass the Puffs! I go through a ton of tissues when I get sick, and the rough and rugged generic brands are not for me. Puffs Plus Lotion is my tool of choice, because they are dedicated to helping people feel their best this cold and flu season. They’re soft enough to soothe irritated areas caused by sniffling and sneezing. Your face will appreciate it.