This mom's cold is so bad that she can't sleep and is thinking of taking a sick day tomorrow. Bad news for her husband who is still blowing up balloons and setting out decorations for their daughter's birthday bash; it's a long, daunting task. His happiness is fleeting as fast as the air leaving the balloon he just let go of. But moms don't take sick days. They don't take any days off. NyQuil's Severe Cold & Flu is an over-the-counter medication that is intended to help provide relief for those who are suffering from a cold or flu so they can rest.