About a month ago, my son Kameron got sick. Then he got sicker. He doesn't get sick often, but when he does it, he does it well. When I couldn't get his 105 temp to break, I took him to the doctor and a nose swab confirmed my fears: Influenza B. At the same time I had my other son, Keeghan, tested who was also sick and he had the same fate. *sigh* So we headed home and I put them to bed and loaded them up on fluids and tried to keep them away from the girls... and tried to keep them from breathing on ME!
That was the first time that I heard the word Oscillococcinum. One of my friends told me to start taking it at the first symptom. My mom brought me a box, I gave it to the boys right away, and the next day when I got a sore throat, I emptied a tube in my mouth. We all continued to take it over the next several days. I'm not sure that it did much good for Kameron since he had already been sick so long, but Keeghan fought off the flu rather quickly and I didn't. get. sick. A-mazing. I am the mom who always gets sick when my kids get sick, despite constant hand-washing and lots of Lysol! I was so excited!
Then, a week or so later, the people from the Oscillococcinum company sent me an email out of the blue and asked if I'd like to review their product and do a giveaway. I said, "Oh my goodness, YES! I will sing your praises from the rooftops!" LOL So they sent me a free box of Oscillococcinum for next time I need it... which hopefully there won't be a next time any time soon, but it's good until 2014, so I think I'm covered! ;)
So, here's all the technical
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity in the United States has picked up over the last few weeks – 44 states are currently reporting widespread, regional or local flu activity. And as the peak of flu season fast approaches, many of our own households have at least one member suffering from this illness. So while we hope you and your family stay healthy this winter, be prepared to nip those nasty flu-like symptoms in the bud with Oscillococcinum. Oscillococcinum (“Oscillo” for short) works best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, chills and fever. It has been shown in clinical studies to help reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms. Oscillo’s sweet-tasting, melt-away pellets are safe for everyone two years of age and older, and no water, chewing or swallowing is required. Oscillo works safely and naturally without causing side effects, including drowsiness. There’s also no risk of overdose and no interactions with other medications. More information can be found by visiting www.oscillo.com or by viewing our brand new Oscillo multi-media player (http://bit.ly/gVwqpi), featuring videos, educational links, coupons and more!So, what's up for grabs here? One box of Oscillococcinum to one lucky winner!!
What do you have to do to win? Tell me you want to win! That's it! Whether you've tried Oscillo before or not, you are eligible! You just have to want it! :) And of course, if you post this giveaway on your blog or Facebook and leave me a separate comment telling me you did so, you'll get a second chance to win! :) I will use random.org to choose a winner on Friday, March 4, 2011.
Good luck and best wishes for a healthy flu season for you and your loved ones!