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Stay in control of your health and feel good throughout the festive period with Boots UK

12 December 2013
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Prepping for the party season...

The weeks leading up to Christmas can be hectic – from shopping sprees to festive parties. Keep on top of your health while all this is going on:
The Boots Winter Flu Jab Service may help to protect yourself and the family against flu this winter. To find out if the service is suitable for you or to arrange an appointment simply visit your local participating Boots pharmacy. The Boots Winter Flu Jab Service costs £12.99 and to find your nearest participating store visit The service is for those aged 16 years and over
Despite all the festive cheer in the air, colds and flu may not be far away, so help protect yourself and keep the NEW Boots Pharmaceuticals Cold & Flu Defence Nasal Spray (£6.95) handy. This is an easy to use nasal spray with antiviral properties clinically proven to defend against cold and flu. Is suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding and for children from one year.
Keep Boots Pharmaceuticals Anti-Viral Hand Foam (200ml, £5.19) handy so you can help fight off any cold and flu viruses you may pick up while out in the Christmas hustle and bustle.  It kills 99.9% of viruses and harmful bacteria, is active for up to six hours and is alcohol free it won’t dry out your hands. Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
Angela Chalmers, Boots Pharmacist says:
“Coughs and colds can become more prevalent during the winter months, but there are lots of things you can do to help reduce your risk of getting ill in the first place. Eating properly and getting plenty of sleep are important. In addition, as colds are caused by viruses that can be spread through coughing and sneezing, or transferred on your hands, there are other ways to help keep you well this winter:
  • Try to avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, mouth and nose as these are key entry points for these viruses. You would be amazed at how often you touch your face in a single day without even realising it!
  • Wear gloves, especially when you are out and about in communal areas. – they  may help protect against cold-causing viruses from everyday objects such as escalator and stair hand rails
  • Sleep with the window open as germs and viruses can breed more quickly in warmer temperature. It’s a myth that cold weather causes a cold. Keeping fresh air circulating will help create a healthier sleeping environment.”
With work parties, festive get-togethers and family dinners – diaries at Christmas time are busier than ever! So make sure you keep your energy levels up with Boots Pharmaceuticals Re-Energise Tablets Orange Flavour (20 Effervescent Tablets, £3.99). These effervescent tablets – which are dissolved in water – contain B vitamins to help reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as Vitamin C, Magnesium and Calcium.
From shopping trips and Christmas parties to wintery family walks, you may be on your feet nonstop over the festive period. Don’t let sore feet stop you dancing this Christmas, be prepared and use the Boots Pharmaceuticals Blister Prevent Spray 40ml (£4.99) before you slip on those heels.
Long days looking at computer screens and then rushing out into the hustle and bustle of Christmas crowds with bright and sparkling lights may make your eyes feel tired and irritated, so treat them this Christmas and keep them dazzling.  Consider Boots Pharmaceuticals Brightening Eyes Eye Drops (£3.69) which contain natural plant extract to bring back that natural brightness in your eye.
Making the most out of the big day...
Christmas day has arrived, all the family are over, so let’s feel good and be prepared on the day you’ve all been waiting so long for:
This is the time of year when we may indulge a little, and  this can leave our stomachs feeling a bit uncomfortable. Consider Boots Pharmaceuticals Indigestion Relief Tablets Peppermint Flavour (48 tablets £2.29) for fast acting, effective relief of indigestion, heartburn and wind. Always read the label.
With the heat rising in the busy kitchen on Christmas day, a slight burn can happen to any of us. So make sure Boots Pharmaceuticals Emergency Burn Gel (60ml £3.69) is only a stone’s throw away. This instant soothing pain relief cools the burn fast and provides a barrier to help prevent infection.
After busy day’s entertaining the family and rushing around clearing up wrapping paper, you may just want to escape to bed and relax. Before you hit the pillow spray some Boots Pharmaceuticals Dream Pillow Mist (100ml £6.15) around it. This lavender mist contains a specially formulated blend of essential oils to help relax you before you sleep.
With all the festive celebrations and late nights, a headache can crop up. Help relieve the pain with these fast acting, easy to swallow Boots Pharmaceuticals Paracetamol Extra Tablets (32 £2.25). Suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. Always read the label.


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