Jun 28, 2017

The dreaded summer cold...

My whole family has been battling on and off for the last two weeks with the dreaded summer cold. I don't know what it is about Japan, but summer colds seem to be relatively common - and they definitely seem to hit our household harder than colds at any other time of the year. I don't really know why that is.

The dreaded summer cold... photo

We've tried to prevent the spread of germs as much as possible, with the good old facemasks, and wiping every surface in the house down with anti-bacterial wipes, sprays and the like - but nope - we're still all struggling with it. 

Do you have any favorite Japanese products for dealing with colds? Bonus points if you can recommend adult favorites and also something good for the little ones. This is probably the worst cold that my two and a half year old has ever had, and we just seem to be passing these germs back and forth, no matter what we do to avoid it!



After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!