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I can still remember the time a friend at work recommend this balm to me. I must have looked a sight, with a glowing and dripping red nose. My sniffing over the lunch period must have broken her as she even offered to get me some! I took this advice with scorn and left it for a long time before buying it, after all I had a bag full of treatments that I could rub on my sore nose.
What a great product! I always keep this inside my medicine cupboard now.
It is a scented product so can help to relieve congestion, it is also an oil based balm that can be rubbed directly on to the outside of the nose which helps soothe any irritated, red and dry skin.
The only draw back is that this product is not available for under 5s, my 9 year old uses it (sore red noses must be in the genes) but my littlest has to wait a while before he can.
Happinose is a nasal decongestant balm.
It is available in a tube (14g) over the counter from most Chemist's, priced at around £3.50-£4.
Happinose is used for relief of nasal congestion associated with colds and hayfever and soothes irritated skin around the nose.
It contains levomenthol (0.3% w/w) as well as geranium and eucalyptus oils with a white soft paraffin and light liquid paraffin base.
It is NOT for use by
Children under 5 years of age or
People sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Initially the end of the tube needs to be pierced by removing the lid and turning it round to use the point to pierce the foil seal.
It is suggested you blow your nose before applying happinose.
Adults - apply up to 1cm of happinose in and around each nostril.
Children 10years or over as above but use half a cm
Children 5-9years use up to a quarter of a cm
Wash your hands after use.
You can reapply 4hourly if needed.
Happinose can also be applied to the bridge of the nose (safety- avoid your eyes), throat, chest and between the shoulders.
It states on the information leaflet that:-
If symptoms persist beyond 10-14days to seek advice from your Doctor or Pharmacist.
In case of irritation, discontinue use. Seek medical advice if you experience any other undesirable effects when using Happinose.
I was introduced to Happinose by a colleague a few yeas ago when I had a blocked nose which was sore and irritated, and have been using it whenever I've had a cold since.
I find that it does really help to prevent/soothe the soreness you can get from blowing your nose and it does also help to clear my nose. It is gentle (unlike some other decongestants I have used) and I love the smell!!
A tube does last a long time, so it is quite good value.
The name of this cold cure made we quite suspicious when I first saw it. I ask you, 'Happinose???' Now I thought a 'Happinose' might be the same thing as a 'sticky beak' or even a 'snekkie'. ___________ For those of you who aren't multilingual here is a translation: sticky beak......Aussiespeak for 'nosey parker'. snekkie .........Cumbrian talk for the same thing. ____________ Both activities are usually, but not always, carried out from behind net curtains, or in between the slats on Venitian blinds. ____________ However, back to my op. 'Happinose' turned out to be nowhere near as interesting as either of the above mentioned passtimes. (Fair enough, they don't cure colds but they keep you entertained while you are confined to the house.) This ointment comes in a tiny tube, (just 14g) and it costs £3.59. It had better work miracles, I thought, as I grudgingly handed over a five pound note. 'Dat's a bit buch,' I muttered under my breath, 'just to clear by dose.' The ingredients of this sticky stuff are Menthol, eucalyptus, geranium oil, and white liquid paraffin. This combination gives you a nice soothing cream to stop your nose feeling sore and red and it helps you breath more easily. This products lasts for a long time as you only need a tiny bit at a time. So even though its quite expensive its still worth buying. If you have a bad case of the sniffles this is easily carried in a bag or pocket.
I first saw this advertised in the National Papers about six months ago. I did look at the advert in a somewhat quizzical manner,due to its' name(It sounds like a gnome in a fairy-tale!)A time after this I developed what you might call a bit of a stinker in the cold stakes. I don't know about you,but one of the most annoying things I find about having a cold is the sore,chapped and yet blocked up nose that develops.Having not found anything else which wholeheartedly worked,I decided to plump for a tube of this stuff.It worked out quite expensive (about £3.60 for a 14g tube) but if you're anything like me then money is no object when it comes to treating colds. The thing which strikes you upon opening the tube is the odour;it smells of turkish delight!This makes a change and smells very pleasent.It's main ingredients are Menthol,Eucalyptol (Eucalyptus to you and me!),Geranium oil,White soft paraffin and Light liquid paraffin. This combination ensures that while there is a soothing ointment like action from the Vaseline-like base;there is also the decongestant action from the Eucalyptus oil and Menthol.This leads to a soothing feeling and a clear head.It also seems to last for ages and has a long expiry date. This is a neat little product which,while expensive, is quite effective and long lasting.I've noticed this mainly available in Superdrug stores.
Always follow the instructions on the packet