TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is an especially stressful time to be under the weather. To understand how Americans deal with cough, cold, and flu season, Chloraseptic ® recently surveyed 600 men and women between the ages of 18 and 54.
In addition to finding out what symptoms people deal with - 75 percent of respondents noted sore throats and runny noses as their most commonly experienced cold symptoms - the survey explored the range of emotions that men and women experience during cold season. Findings revealed key differences in the levels of stress and anxiety that men and women feel, but both groups said that they seek relief in the form of tried and true remedies. "As a pharmacist and a mom, I am very familiar with the stress that comes with cold and flu season," said Maria Mantione, pharmacist and Chloraseptic ® spokesperson. "When you're already caring for sick loved ones, it can be challenging to find the time to manage your own symptoms. Over-the-counter products that offer fast-acting relief for pain and sore throats can be a parent's best friend." Top findings from the survey include: Moms Have Their Hands Full Moms reported feeling stress in higher numbers than men did. Why do moms experience more stress during cold and flu season? Because they are not only taking care of themselves, they are also taking care of other people. In fact, 89 percent of moms are "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to care for a family member or friend who is sick.