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    16 Sick Day Supplies Everyone Should Keep Around The House Just In Case

    Better safe than sorry your vomit droplets are everywhere.

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    Newsflash: It's peak sick season, and I don't think I need to tell you that being sick really sucks.

    It sucks even more when you're stuck at home and realize you don't have any of the things you need! Instead of being a whiny baby — or worse, having to drag your germy self to the store to get, like, tissues and tea — buy the most important stuff now so that future you can focus on feeling better ASAP.

    1. A box of Pedialyte powder packets to mix with water for when you're feeling really dehydrated.

    This shows a pink box of Pedialyte packets with a graphic of two lemons and three strawberries.

    Drink those fluids!!!!! This tasty stuff will replenish your electrolytes and keep you hydrated.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.90.

    2. A good, old fashioned hot water bottle that'll warm you up when the chills just won't stop.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.34.

    3. A bunch of containers of chicken noodle soup, which will fill your stomach and actually help you feel better.

    This eight-pack of to-go containers means you don't even have to worry about washing spoons or bowls!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.55.

    4. A set of popsicle molds that let you freeze up your favorite juice, smoothie, or yogurt for cold, sweet sore throat relief.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. An ice pack to soothe your achy bones and muscles.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.21.

    6. A few stainless steel straws that'll let you drink whatever you want without having to reach for your cup every time.

    If you have the flu or any kind of illness that makes you feel achy or lethargic, these are a must.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.88.

    7. A box of Saltines to nibble on for when you really can't keep anything else down.

    As several bouts of stomach flu in college taught me (thanks, dorm life), these things are a godsend.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.56.

    8. A box of lotion-lined tissues so your nose area doesn't turn into a sandpapery mess.

    A green and blue tissue box that says the Puffs brand name on the top with a cartoon of a little girl holding a lotion bottle over a green box of tissues on the label.

    Because the only thing worse than having a cold is having to blow your nose into a paper towel and destroy all of your face skin.

    Get a set of four boxes from Amazon for $4.49.

    9. A fancy AF humidifier to keep the air around you nice and ~moist~ for your aching airways.

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    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    10. A variety of decaf teas to get you hydrated and make your throat feel better, without drying you out.

    Get a 40-bag sampler set from Amazon for $15.

    11. A ridiculously comfy blanket that'll make staying home sick slightly more bearable than it'd be otherwise.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    12. A pair of cozy wool socks that'll keep your feet warm and your body (kinda) happy.

    I'm not saying socks will cure what ails you, but they certainly don't hurt.

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A giant pump bottle of hand sanitizer so you don't have to tire yourself out by going to the bathroom to wash your hands.

    This two-liter bottle will last you through many colds and even the flu.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.22.

    14. A Neti Pot to rinse out your sinuses so your face doesn't feel like it's made of bricks.

    My editor Rachel swears by Neti Pots, and you probably will too, after reading this.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.71.

    15. A tube of healing ointment to make your chapped nose and/or lips feel as good as new.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94.

    16. And a few fun games for your phone/tablet that won't require too much brainpower.

    Reading or watching a TV show or movie can be exhausting when you feel like crap. Two Dots is fun and easy to learn, and — I can attest from experience — can be played even when your throat feels like it's coated with flames. I also recommend The Room, Monument Valley, and Flow.