6 favorites for treating a cold

Colds are a fact of life, but just because you're dealing with one, doesn't mean you have to let it overpower the day. You can easily use your Flexible Spending Account to effectively treat a cold with a variety of items (and many of them are drug-free).

There are different types of remedies you can try for treating a cold, and certainly there are products that can tackle various types of pains associated with a cold.

Got puffy eyes?

When you're dealing with a cold or allergies, red and puffy eyes are often a symptom of your body's response. Luckily, there's a special hot or cold therapy eye mask that can help relieve puffy, dry eyes and reduce swelling or soreness from nasal congestion or sinus headaches. Say goodbye to the sinus pain, and instead relax with the eye mask.

You can use the eye mask either cold or hot, and it'll adjust to your face shape and provide the relief and comfort you need.

Check out: TheraPearl Eye Mask at FSAstore.com

Need to monitor a fever?

Easily take care of yourself or your family through the Kinsa Smartphone Thermometer, which not only gives quick 10-second readings but also lets you monitor fevers for everyone in the family. The Kinsa thermometer connects to your smartphone through a free app for iOS and Android.

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If you have a little one at home, the TempTraq Bluetooth Thermometer for baby will help you monitor baby's temperature in a convenient, non-invasive way through a soft and comfortable patch. You can monitor your baby's fever in the next room over through (up to 40 feet away) the TempTraq app, and even share temperature data via email with your doctor or family members.

Shop for TempTraq Baby Bluetooth Thermometer

Are you children sick?

Unlike regular dry tissues, Boogie Wipes Saline Nose Wipes can help kids noses by dissolving mucus from a common cold or more. These wipes are specially formulated to clean and moisturize, and also dissolve mucus. They're soft, hypoallergenic, and alcohol, phthalate and paraben free!

Shop for Boogie Wipes at FSAstore.com

Want to provide cooling or warm therapy relief?

Another great item for the kids are Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals. These natural, drug-free hot or therapy stuffed animals can easily be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer for comfort. They are made from 100% natural cotton and a specially-engineered corn that produces the hot/cold element. They're also washable and can be used to reduce fever and other types of pain.

Give your kids cuddly relief with an FSA through Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals!

Alternatively, you may need some relief, as well. Shop the Cara Select Heat LCD Moist or Dry Heating pad for your own comfort.

Congested and have sinus pain?

Dealing with nasal congestion or sinus pressure is never fun, but your FSA can come in handy if you're looking to treat these symptoms. Your FSA can cover saline sprays, warm steam vaporizers, personal handheld steam inhaler and more.

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Of course, you can also buy products like Benadryl or Claritin or Sudafed, but these items will require a prescription to be reimbursed by an FSA.

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