We’re battling the round-robin rhinovirus around here…the cold that infects one kid, then another, then me. It seems that no amount of hand washing, Purell, or general voodoo is keeping us healthy. All except for one of us…my husband. He swears that his secret is Airborne, the effervescent orange-flavored herbal/vitamin tablet you drop into a glass of water and gulp down. As soon as anyone gets sick, he starts taking Airborne, and he generally manages to avoid whatever pestilence is going around. (The kids get a kick out of watching the plop-fizz action, too.) I, of course, pooh-pooh his insistence that it works, and I’m the one sniffling the next morning.
So there you have it — our highly unscientific experience with Airborne. My parents in-law swear by Zicam chewables. My neighbor loves her echinacea-and-zinc cocktail. What’s your favorite cold-fighting secret?
Note: Amazon’s having a special on select Airborne products through 2/28 — $10 off $39-worth. Three 3-packs at today’s price, with the discount, ends up being about $4.38 per pack which is the cheapest I’ve seen it, and shipping’s free. I’m stocking up, because we go through the stuff at an alarming rate.