We do Emergen-C here. I add the "lite" (= less sugar) version to watered down orange juice. We have this nearly every day half a packet each kid. Since we don't drink milk they get fortified OJ anyway.
If they have been exposed or are starting to show signes of a cold I will give them Hyland's C-Plus Cold Tablets. I have taken these myself when I have had a cold and although mild they work for a sore throat too. If they have flu like symptoms We use Hyland's Complete Flu Care for Kids. They make an adult version that works great too.
Emergen-C is on sale at Frontier for $8.53 and Hyland's C-Plus Cold is $3.73, Hylands Complete Flu Care for kids is $4.04. If you need to buy these things right away, Super Supplement is generally the cheaper place to find Emergen-C and Valley Pharmacy, across from the co-op has the best prices on Hylands. If you want to add onto the Frontier order let me know.
If the kids have a fever but seem generally ok, just tired I just let it run it's course figuring the fever has a job to do. When Robin had his first fever I took him to the Naturalpath and she said that you don't need to give them anything because fevers do serve a purpose. She also mentioned that kids don't get brain damaged from fever induced seizure but that it's scary so you might as well give them something before that! I agree and we do homeopathic remedies if the fever is above 102 I give belladonna 30c.
About Frontier, I need to get the order in so if your adding anything else please send me your final order. YummyEarth
candy is on sale too. If you aren't familiar with it, they contain no corn syrup or artificial colors. A small pack of 15 suckers is $1.31 and if you have a lot of trick or treaters you could get a 70 lollipops ($3.94) or 150 count pack ($11.81) They also sell individually wrapped hard candies and vitamin C lollipops. I'm excited, I love a sale and with our food allergies is seems all treats are off limits now. You can buy some at the co-op to try first, they have suckers at the check out, I think the are $0.25 each.