What Causes the ‘Change of Season’ Sniffles?


Cepacol, the brand known for its sore throat lozenges and hot medication, highlights why we get seasonal sniffles and the ways you can better manage how your body responds to these seasonal changes.

Why Do We Get Seasonal Sniffles?

When the weather shifts with the changing seasons, our immune system reacts to these changes. Sometimes, our bodies have a difficult time adjusting, which can trigger an illness.

Spotting the Signs of Seasonal Sniffles

The usual signs of seasonal sniffles include:

·        A runny or stuffy nose

·        Sneezing

·        Dry cough

·        Itchy or watery eyes

·        Headache

·        Tiredness

·        Scratchy throat

·        Postnasal drip

Four Ways to Handle Seasonal Sniffles

Seasonal sniffles can be a nuisance, but there are ways to manage them. 

Here are four simple tips:

1.      Track pollen count: When it comes to seasonal sniffles, pollen calendars and predictions can provide information on pollen counts in specific areas.

2.      Stay Hydrated: Staying hydrated can help you recover fast and ease your symptoms.

3.      Heated Steam Inhalation: Steam may help congested mucus drain better and the heat may even help destroy the cold virus.

4.      Preventing the Spread of Colds: Washing your hands frequently is one of the simplest ways to stop the spread of germs.

How the Cepacol Cough & Cold Range Can Provide Relief

Cepacol understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing the seasonal sniffles, so they have developed comprehensive solutions. With various formuations available, such as lozenges, throat sprays, hot medication, and cough syrups, Cepacol makes it convenient to find the perfect solution for your needs.


The Cepacol® Cough & Cold range includes a variety of new products packed with multiple benefits:

1.      New Cepacol Cough & Cold Syrup: Offers targeted relief for a persistent cough, congestion, and sore throat. Formulated with ivy leaf and pelargonium, it provides cough relief while combating cold and flu symptoms with their antibacterial and antiviral properties. The non-drowsy formulation is alcohol-free, making it safe to be taken from the age of six.

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2.      New Cepacol Plus Cough & Cold Syrup: Specifically designed for night-time relief, this syrup addresses two troublesome symptoms: coughing and nasal congestion. It combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and valerian extract, offering night-time cough relief.

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3.      New Cepacol Throat Spray: This throat spray combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and menthol. It quickly numbs the throat, providing temporary pain and discomfort relief.

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Cepacol understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing cold or flu symptoms, which is why they have developed these comprehensive solutions. With their range of products, there’s a Cepacol option for everyone.

So, if you’re dealing with cold, cough, or flu symptoms, there’s a Cepacol for that!

Cepacol’s new range of products is now available at leading pharmacies and retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.cepacol.co.za and join the conversation on Facebook.

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