I thought this wouldn't happen to me; but alas; I fell victim to the flu. Body aches, sore throat, nausea, exhaustion; basically, a big package of no fun.  The flu can come out of nowhere so it's best to have a flu survival kit ready just it case it strikes your home.


  1.  Thermometer- Keep a thermometer handy and in your kit so you know if you're dealing with a fever. Check your fever at least twice a day when you're sick. You need to know if you're getting worse or better.
  2. Pain reliever/fever reducer- Keep Tylenol or Motrin handy. Just be careful to abide by the recommended dosages, especially when dealing with children.
  3. Nasal Decongestant/chest congestion/stuffy nose/sinus pain.
  4. Non drowsy antihistamine for watery eyes and runny noses.
  5. Tissues- I think this one is pretty self explanatory. I've been sneezing up a storm.
  6. Disinfectant wipes- Keep door handles, counter tops, etc wiped off so you don't spread the germs around.
  7. Fluids- Water is the best, but apparently it's hard to get enough water whne you're sick. Gatorade and Pedialyte can help you replace those lost electrolytes.

For the full story you can click HERE.  Notes from Fox5Atlanta