Lysol Mission for Health Community – $50 AMEX Giveaway

Lysol has been a long time friend to our home. With four boys running around, you can never be too careful when it comes to germs. There is a can of Lysol disinfectant spray in almost every room of my home. It has been getting quite a workout lately too, since Matt and I have come down with colds in the last week. Lysol has created a Mission for Health community dedicated to helping you learn how best to keep your family healthy and germ free!

{Cold and Flu Facts and the Lysol Mission for Health Community}

Most people equate colds and the flu with frigid temperatures, but the truth is that these illnesses can be unpredictable and can strike as late in the year as May! The peak of flu and cold season is the months of January and February in the U.S. and there are many false misconceptions regarding these illnesses, their symptoms, how they differ and how you can prevent the spread of germs.

Lysol has created a Mission for Health community that is a one stop shop for advice and tips from other consumers as well as some of the leading health experts. In fact, on Tuesday, March 1st Dr. Laura Jana (nationally acclaimed pediatrician and mother of 3) will be answering your  Cold & Flu Season questions.

If you can’t make the video chat, you can still ask questions by going to the Facebook page and leaving your questions in advance (and getting a chance to win a gift card) then tune in on your own time and watch Dr. Jana answer your questions or visit the Facebook page to share your own tips and learn what works for others! 

* Lysol has provided the $50 AMEX gift card for this giveaway, but no other compensation has been received. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.


  1. I submitted this question: Can I or anyone else, really get a cold or the flu from not dressing warm enough and getting chilled?


  2. Asked my question…

    Lisa Guinn Kassabaum
    Lysol Mission for Health Community – $50 AMEX Giveaway | Life With 4 Boys
    A parenting blog that includes all the kaos that comes with raising 4 boys along with awesome giveaways of family friendly products for readers. Life With 4 Boys, where we are creating a parenting guide one mistake at a time.

  3. I liked the Lysol FB page (Margaret E. Smith) and posted this question:
    My husband and I seem to constantly catch colds. We have school aged children and think that we pick up most of our colds from them. How do we better protect ourselves?
    Thanks so much.

  4. I posed this question on Lysol's Facebook page with my username Mary Happymommy:

    All 5 of us had the flu and strep throat during the month of January. Is it true that you need to throw out your toothbrush because you can re-infect yourself with it?

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  5. I asked: I have twin newborns who were preemies, the docs were so concerned about their immune systems, but with a 2 year old sister who goes to daycare, what can we do to keep them from getting colds other than using Lysol everywhere?!

    lindsayrocksosus at yahoo dot com

  6. I like Lysol and posted the following:
    We have a 6 month old baby, so we are big into flu/cold prevention in our house. Is it safe to use lysol on things that my son will put his hands on (and subsequently into his mouth) such as his high chair?

    philadybug AT hotmail DOT com

  7. I liked Lysol on FB (Mari Doug)and left a question: How often do we need to use lysol disinfecting wipes at home. Is after every family member touches a surface "overdoing it"?

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  8. posted question on lysol's fb page
    Dr.Jana, What steps should you take to prevent giving colds to others when you come down with a cold?

  9. I liked Lysol on FB and posted this question:

    Which area of the home carries the most germs and how often should Lysol be used in it to prevent colds and flu?

  10. What I posted on Lysol page: Question for Dr. Jana on cold and flu: My Grandfather made a tonic of 1 cup boiled molasses, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, cooked until taffy stage, then added 1 small onion raw: Does this tonic have merit? I didn't fake having a cold very often growing up, I'll tell ya.


    "Question for Dr Jana on cold & flu: How long do flu's normally last? Not colds, but flus? Also, what are the main symptoms? Thank you!"

  12. Mandatory Entry:
    Like Lysol on Facebook and my question was:
    I'm curious, are there any chemicals in Lysol that we should actually be careful with/avoid?

  13. I like Lysol on FB and left the following Quesion – What's the easiest way to determine wether you have a cold or the flu?

  14. I like Lysol on Facebook
    (as AdrianeCoros)
    I submitted the question: does vitamin c help stave off a cold?

  15. I like Lysol on FB (andrea potter kruse).
    Here is my question:

    Andrea Potter Kruse When disinfecting our home, what is the most important surfaces to wipe down? My husband says the bathroom, I think door knobs and light switches… am I missing an area?

    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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    I liked Lysol on Facebook and asked:
    Wendy Elliott Lindsey: What are some of the surfaces (in a home) we generally forget about cleaning when we're ill with a cold or flu?

    welindsey at gmail dot com

  21. I like Lysol on Facebook. Cindy D.
    I asked how long do germs survive without the use of a disinfectant?

    Answer – Lysol ‎@ Cindy This length of time a germ can live on a surface will vary based upon the organism, ranging any where from a few hours to several months. For example:

    Influenza: 1-2 days
    Rhinovirus (colds): 2 hours to 7 days
    Stomach flu viruses: Noro…virus – 8… hours to 7 days; Rotavirus – 6 to 60 days
    Staph – 7 days to 7 months
    E. coli – 1 day to 16 months
    Salmonella – 1 day to 4 months
    See More
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  22. my question to Dr Jana was: when my brother and i were growing up, our parents would sleep with a pillow between their heads whenever one of them got sick with a cold or the flu to reduce infecting each other. How effective is this really? seemed to help them.


    Likes Lysol page on Facebook/Debbie Rinaldi

    If you spray surfaces with Lysol doorknobs, sink knobs, toilet flush level when should you repeat spraying?

  24. I Like Lysol on FB and asked: "How long can germs live on a surface? Are they able to transmit illnesses to a person who touches them as long as they're alive? Can they ever be considered "dead"? Thanks!"

    tmp95 at comcast dot net

  25. posted Question for Dr. Jana on Cold and Flu: What can I do best to avoid the flu season altogether?Thanks! on FB

  26. I asked Lysol:
    Is a mild cough that lasts for several weeks something to be concerned about??


  27. My Question for Dr. Jana on Cold and Flu: What is the single most important thing to do to prevent colds and flu?

  28. My question was" How do you keep from getting cold and flu in an office environment?"

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. like as Kim H and i asked When someone in your house is sick or has the flu and your are the caretaker, what can you do to prevent it spreading to you?
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  30. Liked Lysol on FB.
    How can I protect myself and my child from the flu when I'm out shopping?
    leftcostamom at gmail

  31. I asked the question can you catch the same cold again or is it a different one every time under cjbstar. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Liked their fb page
    Karen Bridges
    Submitted question about protecting my family since we have egg allergies and cannotbe vaccinated.
    southcarolinamommy at gmail dot com

  33. Like Lysol on facebook and asked "Can cold and flu germs live in the heat vents? My friend sprays hers with lysol and swears by it."

  34. I liked the page and asked what the chances were of getting the flu if you had gotten your flu shot. Rebecca Rps
    spiersrp at gmail dot com

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