The dreaded runny, sensitive nose… The coughing and wheezing and stuffy head…
Yes of course, we’re talking about cold and flu season. Don’t despair, Echinaforce and Smile 90.4FM are giving you a reason to smile! We’re talking colds and flu for the next 2 weeks with A.Vogel’s Echinaforce. To win an Echinaforce hamper and R 2 000 cash, answer the daily question below.
QUESTION 1: 5 July (Closed)
What’s the thing you hate most about having a cold or the flu? Is there ANYTHING worse than the sensitive, tissue-injured nose? Or the bunged up nose?
We can all relate to these – but what’s your worst symptom?
QUESTION 2: 8 July (Closed)
We’re talking colds and flu this week with A.Vogel’s Echinaforce but this is like the big elephant in the room here: Everyone has had an experience with the dreaded man-flu. Also known as “bro-chitis”.
What’s the funniest or most annoying thing about a man in your life that you’ve experienced when they got the man flu?
QUESTION 3: 9 July (Closed)
Many of us drag ourselves to work when we’re full of a cold or flu, even though we feel ghastly and let’s face it, we’re also pretty unproductive. Thing is, bringing our bugs to work is quite a hazard for our colleagues. Working with someone who’s coughing and blowing their nose all day makes you wish you could come to work in a hazmat suit doesn’t it? So tell us this: what’s the worst part about someone else’s cold or flu? What drives you nuts about your sick colleagues?
QUESTION 4: 10 July (Closed)
Young children can get 6 – 10 cold infections a year. So, if it takes 7-10 days to get better that means your child can spend between 42 and 70 days a year sick. And we haven’t even started on the nasty complications like tonsillitis, or otitis. So today we’re handing over to the real experts. Where do colds and flu come from? How do you fight a cold? Tell us what your little one has to say about where colds and flu come from!
QUESTION 5: 11 July (closed)
We all know our own bodies, don’t we? We’re feeling okay one minute and suddenly we get that ‘unique signal’ where our body tells us we’re coming down with a cold. Maybe it’s a tickle at the back of your throat, or your nose starts running or maybe you just suddenly lose your voice. What’s your first sign you’re getting a cold or flu?
QUESTION 6: 12 July (closed)
When you get sick it’s time to get wrapped up in that comfy outfit that only comes out when colds and flu pay a visit – the oversized jersey, bathrobe, long johns, and fluffy blanket. We want to know, what’s your cold or flu outfit? How do you look when you’re sick?
QUESTION 7: 15 July (closed)
We’ve heard a lot of the “man flu” but let’s flip the script – it’s time the men call in about what it’s like when women get a cold or flu. Maybe some have seen women insist on soldiering through and never resting/going to bed as if the world would stop without them, and they get so cranky and keep reminding you how sick they are but don’t let you help. Or maybe you know a woman who is worse than you when she gets a cold and is completely helpless. Visit smile904.fm and tell us about the woman in your life and how she handles the flu…or mishandles it
QUESTION 8: 16 July (closed)
Okay, it’s confession time. When you have a cold or flu and stay home from work but you’re not soooo ill that you’re passed out in bed, what do you do to ease the boredom? Do you binge on series? Do you go shopping? Do you use the time to get OTHER things done? Or do you do something completely off the charts like go away for two days? Visit smile904.fm and tell us – we’ll keep it anonymous in case your boss is listening!
QUESTION 9: 17 July (closed)
When you’re ill it’s not always the best idea to Google your symptoms and self-diagnose. Are you someone that does this? Do you ever self-diagnose? Have you ever done that and rushed off to the doctor thinking you have something serious and rare, only to be told you have a common cold or sinusitis? We want to hear your best Dr Google story. Visit smile904.fm and tell us your story for your chance to win an Echinaforce hamper and R 2 000 cash.
QUESTION 10: 18 July (closed)
We can’t control everything and sometimes your plans get stopped in their tracks because you get sick. Has there been something amazing, once in a lifetime, or really important that you had to miss out on because of a cold or flu? Visit smile904.fm and tell us. We obviously can’t go back and change it for you but we can try help you never miss anything again because if your story’s the best you’ll win a hamper of A.Vogel’s Echinaforce cold and flu products and R2 000 cash.
Don’t miss any of the fun this winter with A.Vogel’s Echinaforce
How often do you have to cancel your plans because someone’s sick? Every year, colds and flu disrupt our lives, leading to days off school and work, doctors’ visits and medical bills, and many cancelled plans.
A.Vogel’s Echinaforce can help. It’s a 100% natural, clinically proven cold and flu fighter. Used daily it strengthens the immune system so it can ward off infections more efficiently. If you are sick, Echinaforce reduces the severity and duration of symptoms, helping you recover quicker. Research has also shown Echinaforce helps prevent complications like sinusitis, otitis, bronchitis and pneumonia that often require antibiotic treatment. In fact, children given Echinaforce have a 65% reduction in complications and a 76% less need for antibiotics.