01 November 2016

Christmas Gift Giveaway #1

'Tis almost the season to be jolly and to lift your spirits well into winter my Christmas Gift Giveaway is back for another year. There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs throughout November which will make wonderful gifts for loved ones, or just be really handy for your own family, so pop back each day and see what new giveaways are up and running!


First up we have the Braun NTF3000 worth £52.99...



This is the first, and only, thermometer which features both no touch and touch functions. It uses a new and revolutionary technology that ensures clinically accurate and consistent readings whilst being quick and simple to use. With the colder weather on the way your little ones are likely to come into contact with lots of coughs and colds so this is truly an essential gadget to have in your home.

  • No touch mode
  • Touch mode
  • Colour coded display
  • Backlight for nighttime reading
  • Breakthrough technology: ultra-sensitive sensor and optical system, with clinically proven accuracy
  • Silent mode for sleeping baby
  • Fast, gentle and easy to use
  • Positioning guidance system




For your chance to WIN a Braun NTF-3000 worth £52.99 you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available for bonus points.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2016.


Good luck!

WIN a Braun NTF-3000

256 comments :

  1. Make sure you eat your five a day to keep sniffles away!

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  2. I start taking multi-vitamins when I begin to feel a bit run down.

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  3. Vitamins and also discovered that the vapour plug in from calpol works a treat on those poor stuffy noses and coughs.

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  4. honey, on toast, porridge in drinks, great for avoiding colds

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  5. Exercise - I find if I don't exercise twice a week I'm more likely to come down with a bug.

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  6. get outside for fresh air and sunshine as much as possible

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  7. drinking plenty and changing clothing when the weather changes and if the kids do get a little cough some honey lemon and hot water and socks with vick inside help x

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  8. I take vitamin c and get plenty of exercise

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  9. Washing hands as often as possible

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  10. brilliant- I really struggle with thermometers - never seem to work well... but I don't have anything this snazzy! :-)

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  11. Keep your hands super clean, especially when coming in from being in town/on the bus/being near strangers. And make sure that you don't keep snotty tissues too long- throw them away and get a new one out!

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  12. Eating healthily and washing hands regularly and making sure kids do the same

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  13. Eat plenty fruit and vegetables, and drink plenty of fluids.

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  14. Don't go turning up the heating & shut all windows, quite frankly do the opposite & let the bugs out rather than harboring them indoors. I also swear by Vicks vapour rub on your feet & then sticking socks on over it for bedtime.

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  15. Echinacea - I prefer natural remedies

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  16. I take multi vitamins plus eat plenty of fruit and veg.

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  17. Lots of vitamin C, keep hydrated and sleep well.

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  18. Washing hands often as possible and always carry a pack of tissues and use afresh one each time

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  19. making sure to wash hands thoroughly to prevent germs

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  20. Plenty of fresh air,I always sleep with the window open.

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  21. I keep wipes for handles of shopping trollies and shopping baskets as they are one place that we forget are full of germs and perfect to pick up something

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  22. Eat properly, your body can't put extra energy into fighting if it's not sustained properly

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  23. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of water and vitamin C

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  24. Hot water, lemon juice and honey and chicken soup

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  25. Unfortunately I have no tips, I catch them all the time despite taking multivitamins and cod liver oil, and constantly cleaning my hands

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  26. Lots of vitamin c to prevent colds

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  27. wear weather appropriate clothes, wash your hands once home, plenty of warm drinks

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  28. Wrap them up in warm clothing, a good diet keeping them healthy

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  29. A healthy diet and early nights

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  30. I swear by fresh garlic in most of my meals and citrus fruits daily :)

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  31. Keep hands clean and use tissues rather than a hankie.

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  32. Eat a healthy diet, plenty of sleep, wash hands often and don't go to Walgreens. Sick people go to Walgreens to pick up their meds.

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  33. Drinking green tea is excellent in so many ways, the whole family loves it.

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  34. My son loves cheese and onion sandwiches, and he never gets sick, I'm convinced it's because of all the raw onion he eats! So my tip is plenty on raw onion as well as lots of fruit and veggies!!!!

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  35. Ensure your getting all your vitamins - childrens and adults multivitamins once a day

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  36. Zinc and Vitamin C supplements and lots of fresh veg.

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  37. MultiVitamins, always use antibacterial cleaner to kill germs, handwashing and catching coughs and sneezes in tissues helps stop germs spreading :)

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  38. Daily Multivitamins and lots of protein, fruit & veg in your diet. Plus making sure to wash hands regularly and using hand gel when out & about.

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  39. Wash your hands as often as possible and eat plenty of fruit and veg to keep your vitamin and mineral levels up!

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  40. Multivitamins, hand sanitiser, fresh air wrapped up warm & lots of hot chocolates snuggled on the sofa with blankets :D

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  41. make sure your wrapped up warm and keep the cold off your chest.

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  42. Eat a good diet and keep warm, but not hot.

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  43. Always make sure you wash your hands with soap not just a quick rinse under the tap. Take a vitamin C supplement as well as having a well balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables.

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  44. Spencer Broadley2 November 2016 at 15:55

    loads of fruit and water - preferabbly vitamin c - to stave off colds

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  45. Balancing staying warm with getting outside for some fresh air. Staying cosy indoors doesn't always help.

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  46. Taking multivitamins and wrap up warm.

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  47. Watch more carefully the public places that are touched my lots of hands (such as shopping trolley handles which are never cleaned, etc.).

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  48. Wrapping up warm. Tea and honey before bed or hot chocolate

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  49. Wrapping up warm. Tea and honey before bed or hot chocolate

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  50. Lots of healthy food, particularly warm soups and fresh fruit!

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  51. Take a multivitamin and make sure you get plenty of fruit and vegetables.

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  52. Wash hands regularly, get plenty of sleep

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  53. Lots of vitamin c ad good ole hearty winter foods

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  54. A glass of orange juice a day & eat chocolate! Works for me :)

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  55. A glass of red wine a day works for me :-)

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  56. Keeping them warm and taken my daughter for her flu jab homemade soup and cuddles

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  57. drinking green tea helps with many ailments x

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  58. Wash your hands as often as possible, using regular soap, not anti-bacterial soap.

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  59. Eat heathily, keep hydrated and wear layers

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  60. A good multi vitamin and regular hand washing :D

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  61. Stick to a healthy diet, limit sugar and try and stay warm and hydrated x :)

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  62. healthy diet plenty of water and keep warm

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  63. washing hands! the main culprit for not washing their hands (despite much nagging) is always the one that brings home colds/bugs and spreads them round

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  64. try and make sure theres always lots of fresh fruit and veggies available with meals and for snacks

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  65. Try and increase fruit and vegetable intake anyway you can, smoothies and soups are ideal!

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  66. for the grown ups - a hot toddy. for the kids - plenty of kiwi - its high in vitamin c.

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  67. Teach your children to cover their mouths/noses when they cough or sneeze.

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  68. My children have vitamins and a spoonful of honey before bed

    Kay Sherman

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  69. Keep on top of your vitamin intake ALL YEAR helps build up your immunity!

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  70. Vitamin c! Vitamins and minerals, fruit and veg to help build up immunity

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  71. We take vitamins all through out the year, Sleep is really important and ofcourse eating healthily and wrapping up warm for outdoors :)

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  72. We take elderberry syrup, as well as vitamin c (since our bodies don't naturally produce it) to keep immune systems up. Also fish oil is very important to good health!

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  73. Lots of vitamin C, wrap up warm and look after yourself!

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  74. Eat well, lots of warm drinks, decent sleep and keep warm.

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  75. Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water and have lots of vegetables

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  76. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and do some exercise.

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  77. Lots of fresh fruit and plenty of water

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  78. Wrap us warm and try to eat healthily, especially warming home made soups packed full of veggies

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  79. eating healthy and I believe Vitamin C helps alot.

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  80. lots of layers of clothes to keep warm!

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  81. Hot water with lemon and honey to soothe a sore throat and help with a blocked nose

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  82. Make sure you are doing the appropriate 7 steps hand washing technique with soap and water (better than alcogel), especially after coming into contact with those who are unwell

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  83. Eating healthily before they strike! Plenty of fruit and veg for vitamin C, and lots of water as standard!

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  84. I always have honey, lemon , ginger, cinnamon, and coconut oil.x

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  85. multi vitamins and hand sanitiser - especially when you work in a large office like i do!

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  86. Consume plenty of satsumas, hot drinks and soups and wrap up warm

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  87. Keep wrapped up, take multi vitamins, wash hands, and have a flu jab!

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  88. Lots of handwashing, Vit C and zinc tablets, and first defence nasal spray if you are in close contact with anyone with flu or colds

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  89. I wish I knew as I am ill at the moment, I think the best tip is to stay away from sick people, but very tough when you have a 2 and 4 yr old who pick stuff up in nursery/ school. I tried to keep the germs contained, but both myself and my husband finally succumbed just as the kids got better.

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  90. Don't have children folks! If you got on that boat already, you are going to get more colds than you knew existed. Manuka honey and hot lemon drinks really help.

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  91. Anti bac hand gel by the truckload and a squirt of vicks first defence morning and night through the winter months :)

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  92. drink lots of tea and use anti-bacterial hand soap

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  93. take a vitamin C tablet everyday

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  94. Honey and lemon is a fab natural way to soothe and I keep a mini bottle of angtibac gel in my handbag for use when hands can't be washed.

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  95. washing hands, drinking lots of fluids

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  96. I have a good spicy curry as I once read that the chief scientist involved in researching cures for the cold does this himself whenever he feels a cough or cold coming on.

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  97. wash your hands frequently especially after being on public transport

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  98. Carry around some hand sanitiser - cheap, handy and so useful!

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  99. A daily dose of Raw dark honey and also plenty of vitamin C

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  100. I take bee propolis tablets every day, and rarely catch colds these days. If I do get a cold the symptoms are very mild.

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  101. Keep washing your hands really well with very warm water and soap

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  102. I use Otrivine when I feel a cold coming on, seems to do the trick and stops me from feeling congested.

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  103. Antiseptic gel & stay away from suck people!

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  104. I swear by daily Echinacea and wrapping up warm when outside.

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  105. I think eating a healthy diet day to day really helps.

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  106. Take daily vitamins and wrap up well when you go outside

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  107. take vitamin c and wrap up warm

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  108. Wash your hands frequently throughout the day as germs stay for hours on things like door handles, telephones etc. & touching eyes, nose or mouth easily transmits them to your body.

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  109. Wash your hands regularly, drink water and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.

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  110. Start taking some multi vitamins and wash your hands regularly

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  111. Always eat lots of fruit and veg, clean your hands properly a lot through the day and when you do get a sore throat, get some manuka honey and drink a warm boiled water with a drop of that in it, it works wonders

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  112. Get plenty of sleep. Exercise. Eat well.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  113. Taken daily dose of vit c 1000mg to fend off colds etc

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  114. Rubbing a bit of old lip balm on your nose!

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  115. I find if I get plenty of rest and not too many late nights, I stay healthy throughout the winter months

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  116. vitamin C, lots to drink and stay warm

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  117. Make sure you get plenty of rest -- when I'm pushing myself too hard is when I'm likely o come down with something

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  118. Plenty of garlic and vitamin c works for my family and I

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  119. lots of exercise, listening to music, relaxing and lots of pure orangejuice

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  120. Use oil of oregano diluted in water/tea at the first hint of a cold. It works. My job involves daily contact with young children.

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  121. Plenty of fruit and get wrapped up for the outdoors!

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  122. Stick to eating good, natural food & minimise processed food as much as possible

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  123. Feed yourself and the kids a good diet Instead of relying on vitamins or supplements, make sure your child eats a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. This works well for my family.

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  124. Make sure you eat plenty of the right foods, such as fruit, vegetables, chicken and drink plenty of water x

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  125. lots of orange juice and water and lots of sleep. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  126. Plenty of water, Echinacea, zinc and vitamin C!

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  127. Use a hand gel when sour and about in public and try to eat healthy

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  128. Eat plenty of fruit and veg and drink plenty of fluids.

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  129. plenty of fruit for the vitimins

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  130. Hygiene is important. Try not to put your hands in your mouth after touching door handles/escalators etc. Wash hands regularly and don't sneeze into your hands.

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  131. I carry anti-bac and anti-viral hand sanitiser with me in my handbag and use it every time I touch something in a public place such as door handles

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  132. plenty of vitamin c enriched fruit and veg

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  133. Taking Vitmain D and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables x

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  134. Stay warm - and dry - and keep your diet fresh. :)

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  135. Eat plenty of fruit and veg and take echinacea at the first sign of a cold.

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  136. My tip is to diffuse germ fighting essential oils.

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  137. To prevent we eat healthy food, drink vegetable juices, eat fermented vegetables and take vitamin C and D3. To fight we like to use natural methods.
    Runny noses:
    For young babies boil thyme or marjoram and let them breathe in the steam. For older children you can use essential oils like eucalyptus and tea tree.
    Cough:
    wet cough: onion, honey and garlic syrup (not for babies under 1)
    dry cough: beetroot and honey syrup
    temperature:
    get under the covers and sweat it out! alternatively use compresses of half and half water and apple cider vinegar or dunk your socks in the mixture and put them on. young children will benefit from a warm bath with a splash of apple cider vinegar.

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  138. I regularly take vitamin supplements to stay healthy

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  139. I always thing getting out and having fresh air helps to build the immune system which will hopefully prevent or help fight off these colds!

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  140. Plenty of fluids and fruit and veg.

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  141. Keeping hydrated and getting plenty of sleep

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  142. Live and eat healthily, build up your immune system

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  143. Plenty of fruit and veg to help keep your immune system fighting fit.

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  144. Keep up with your fruit & veg! :)

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  145. Good hygene - paying close attention to washing hands and face carefully, keep hydrated with water and plenty of juice and staying off public transport if at all possible ;)

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  146. Plenty of vitamin c through fruit and veg

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  147. make sure washing hands becomes second nature - stops the germs spreading around.

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  148. Hand washing and sanitiser - good hygiene really!

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  149. Spend some time outdoors every day, even in winter - it's great for your immune system.

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  150. Take a good quality Echinacea supplement each day

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  151. some time outdoors every day, even in winter

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  152. I find that if i have the flu jab it generally reduces how many colds or sniffles i get

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  153. wrap up warm and make sure you have your vitamins.

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  154. Local honey 😊 I'm lucky in that my dad in law keeps bees

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  155. You can't really avoid them - just have everything at the ready to make you feel better.

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  156. Propoli (a natural antibiotic made by bees) is amazing!

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  157. Good hygiene; healthy diet and lots of fluids.

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  158. A nice hot toddy! Fresh air and lots of water

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  159. Eat healthily, drink lots of water and get out walking whatever the weather :)

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  160. Make sure you air the house daily and also place a bowl of water below your radiators to moisten the air

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  161. Echinacea is great for preventing the cold

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  162. To use a juicer for fresh fruit & have a glass every day to keep you on top of your vitamins that seems to help us

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  163. ensure everyone in the family takes multi vitamins

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  164. Stay away from Ill people, wash ur hands obsessively, eat healthy and take something to boost ur immune system

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  165. Eatng your 5 a day and drinking plenty of water

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  166. Start each day with hot water, lemon and ginger. If you've got a cough or sore throat then add honey

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  167. Well I wish I knew some that actually worked .... I take multi vits, have b12 shots 8 weekly, take echinecea, eat lots of fruits and vegs ..... still ill almost every week throughout the winter :(

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  168. We use Sterimar to help unblock his nose whenever he gets a cold, and so far it's helped!

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