Preventing college colds with an FSA

Share an FSA eligible product care package!

With winter just around the corner and midterms following shortly after, the last thing your overworked and stressed out college student needs is to contend with the common cold. It's easy to feel helpless with your child miles away at school without you to care for them, but if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you can easily put together a care package to safeguard your young scholar throughout cold season.

Here are a few FSA eligible products that can play a major role in keeping your son or daughter healthy in the coming months.

Hot or Cold Therapy Eye Mask

This eye mask is the perfect solution for sinus pain, headaches and dry, puffy eyes. This easy-to-use eye mask can take away stinging or swelling.

Check out: TheraPearl Hot or Cold Therapy Eye Mask

Neti Pots, Handheld Steam Inhalers or Warm Steam Vaporizers

A Neti pot is an invaluable tool to ward off the symptoms of fall allergies, sinus infections and common colds. Saline irrigation is a proven therapy for nasal congestion, which uses a salt and water solution to flush out nasal passages. A Neti pot is an effective means of thinning out mucous in the nose and throat, which can help your college student sleep better, reduce discomfort and bounce back quickly from a cold.

If your son or daughter would rather warm steam, the handheld steam inhaler or the warm steam vaporizer will not only add relief but also provide soothing air to alleviate symptoms.

Check Out: NeilMed NasaFlo Neti Pot, 8 oz

Check Out: MyPurMist Handheld Steam Inhaler

Check out: Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer

Effervescent Tablets

Effervescent tablets typically contain a cocktail of medications, including aspirin, citric acid and anti-inflammatory agents that can treat a variety of cold symptoms. The foaming action of these tablets can also soothe sore throats and combat nasal congestion. Please note: These items require a prescription for FSA reimbursement.

Check Out: Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night, Effervescent Tablets, 10 ea

Saline Spray

Your college student is constantly on the go, and a runny nose is a heavy burden to overcome. Luckily, saline spray can fit into a purse or backpack with ease to provide nasal irrigation therapy that can tackle one of the most debilitating symptoms of sinus infections and colds.

Check Out: Simply Saline Sterile Saline Nasal Mist, Super Size 3 fl oz.

Complete your care package with soups, slippers, warm socks or a few of your son/daughter's favorite DVDs that will give them a taste of home while they recover from an illness. Visit FSAstore.com today to explore the web's largest selection of FSA eligible products that can keep your scholar in great shape all winter long!

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