“ Sooth from the inside out with the aroma of wild berry & hot orange and the reassurance that Lemsip is working effectively to relieve your headache, fever, sore throat and blocked nose. „
One of the things I suffer with very often is coughs, colds and flu. I'm sure I have a very bad immune system! I was fine all over Christmas which is unusual for me and I spent the festive period with my family but then the day after I got back bam! I was struck down with terrible flu and I still am. I can't stop sneezing, my chest is killing, my whole body hurts and I got a giant spot on my ear and basically as my neighbour told me to today I look like death warmed on a stick!
I'm actually feeling so ill that going to the Doctors isn't an option. I can't stop being sick but am lucky that literally a couple of steps away from my flat is a Poundland store and I went in there in my pyjamas to get something and one of the things I decided to get was a pack of these Lemsips.
My pack of five sachets comes in a dark green and yellow box and on the front of the box we are told that they are Lemsips Cold & Flu 'Lemon' and that they contain Phenylephine Hydrochloride and Paracetamol and that they are suitable for people who have a fever, headaches, body aches, blocked noses and sore throats and of course like I have already mentioned that there are five in a pack though I pretty sure they can be bought in packs of 10 as well.. Other information on the back of the box includes being told a little bit more about the product, the ingredients they contain and what they are meant to do for us, warnings are given (Do not take these with other paracetamol products) and contact details for the manufacturer are given and the sachets are easy to tear open, we are clearly reminded what they are on each one and basically on the back of them we are pretty much told the same stuff as whats on the box.
Well I have the lemon flavour to be clear on that though again I am pretty sure that other flavours are available as well but I didn't have any other size or flavour options. To make them up you simply pop the yellowy coloured powder in a mug or cup and fill with hot but not boiling water and stir it up well. You can add to it sugar, honey or your usual sweetener if you want to but I drink it as it comes!
This makes a yellow coloured drink. It has a fragrance of artificial lemons to it and it tastes rather sour and lemony to me and artificially sweet, baring in mind though I have flu andmy tastebuds are totally out of whack at the moment! I don't really like the flavour of these all that much to be honest however....
They help me to be fair to them! They contain 650mg of paracetamol which is to help with headaches, sore throats, fever, body aches and general pains and the 10mg Phenylephrine Hydrochloride which is a decongestant to help with a blocked nose. I had and still am suffering with all of those symptoms and this does provide temporary relief to me thankfully which believe me is very much appreciated
I cant say they really have helped my headache, that I can't seem to shift but they do soothe a sore throat, I don't feel so hot and clammy and my pains are helped but again not cured and the effects after drinking one lasts about 3 hours with me and you can take these every 4-6 hours though you shouldn't have more than 4 of these sachets in any 24 hours period and they are not to be given to children under 12 years of age.
These help me the most with my blocked nose and my sore throat. One thing I have been suffering with is a tickly chest, I cough and I'm sick again this soothes that rather well for a while.
Like I stated earlier these are not cure but they do offer relief for while. I do wish they tasted better but they don't however they are drinkable and work for me reasonably well!
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Up until the other week I wasn't aware that lemsip powders were available in any other flavour other than Lemon. As a rule I don't mind the taste of lemon, but with lemsips and especially if you need to have a few of them over a couple of days then the Lemon taste tends to get on my nerves. So I have tried these ones, and they aren't too bad tasting, but the taste is never going to be good though.
These came in the usual 10 sachet packet. I paid around £3 for them I think, and they were rolled back in price a bit so they are normally even more exensive. I think these are that bit too expensive, but I suppose if you want them then you will have to pay for them.
You make these in the usual way. Get some Boiling Water, stir a Sachet of this in and drink. Normally I have to wait about 5 minutes until it cools down enough to drink, but you want to drink these as quick as possible as they work best that way.
So the taste was a nice enough change. These are Wild berry and orange. The Orange was more easy to smell and you still got that powdered tablet smell from these, but the Wild Berry part tasted and smelt nice enough as well. It felt a bit weird to taste this at first, but I would say it is a slightly nicer taste than the Lemon ones.
These worked just as good as the other ones, and I would probably be more inclined to get a pack of these in the future instead of the lemon ones. A change and an ok 1 at that.
Lemsip, but without the Lem part.
Back in November, I had a bit of a cold that just wouldn't shift, but this side of Christmas I've picked up a cold and a cough as well, so I thought I'd go for something a bit different and hopefully a bit tastier than regular Lemsip. While I take my hat off to the remedial properties of Lemsip, the taste makes me want to gag, so hopefully this Cold and Flu version with nice fruity flavours will be nicer for me.
The drink immediately has a nice aroma when you add the hot water. The usual clinical 'lemon' smell is replaced by a fruity one which ends up being more than just a nice smell once you start drinking it. I'm not one for drinking a hot drink when it's still piping hot - I quite often need to let it cool down a bit before attempting to drink it, and the same was the case with this one. So, I had a good few minutes of taking in the nice smell of the berries before sipping it.
The drink professes to soothe as miuch as clear up coughs and colds, and I have to agree with it. All the things that go with a cold and a cough (headaches, sore throat, stuffy nose) were nearly instantly cleared up, but as with most colds, it is rare that just one of these drinks does the job first go. That's probably why you get 10 sachets in the packet, to aid you in your recovery.
In terms of price, you do pay a bit more for these. Regular Lemsip tends to be a cheaper price as it is the most common and is not technically a soother, but if you wanted to get the lemony flavour Lemsip Cold and Flu Soother as opposed to just plain old Lemsip (around £1.70 or £1.80), then it will likely cost you in the region of £3.50 for the packet. This one, the wild berry and orange flavour ones are a little more, at around the £3.70 mark, so you do pay quite a bit more. However, they soothe instantly as well as just attack your cold or flu, and this comfort may be worth the extra pennies for some of you.
I do recommend this product, but if you don't have a bad throat that is in need of soothing, then you're probably best off going for regular Lemsip, if the taste is something you can bear! Most Lemsip products are available in most supermarkets, but the larger ones and specific chemists are more likely to have a wider range.
Sooth from the inside out with the aroma of wild berry & hot orange and the reassurance that Lemsip is working effectively to relieve your headache, fever, sore throat and blocked nose.