Product Type: Vicks health products
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Vicks Vapor Inhaler
Member Name: pinkprincess24
Vicks Vapor Inhaler
Advantages: quick, easy relief
When I get a cold I almost always get a stuffy or blocked nose. Sometimes it's one nostril but often it's both and I really really hate having a blocked nose. I have asthma as well, so I hardly need any more difficulty breathing lol.
I find that the powders, pills etc. for coughs and colds never really do anything for my nose, so when I came across the Vicks inhaler I thought I'd give it a go. Vicks is a household name, I have memories of my gran rubbing Vicks vaporub on my chest when I was little with a terrible cold. It's a brand that I know and trust. I was a bit sceptical at first because it is readily available in shops rather than from the chemist, but it was worth a try.
The inhaler is available at most chemists and supermarkets, priced around £2. It will work until it runs out basically. It is suitable for adults and children over the age of six years (must not be given to children under 6) and contains 0.5ml of medication. The other ingredients are Siberian pine needle oil (10mg), menthol (125mg) and camphor (50mg). Pregnant and breastfeeding women should check with their GP or pharmacist before use.
To use, you insert the inhaler a couple of cm into one nostril and close your other nostril using your finger, then inhale deeply. You will feel a cool menthol sensation when you do this. You then remove the inhaler and insert into the other nostril if needed. It is very simple to use. If your nose is REALLY blocked, you might need to inhale it a few times to get full effect, but if you're not too blocked, you will find it works instantly and gives immediate relief. It tends to last for a good 30-60 minutes before I need to use it again.
This is a really good product as it gives easy fast relief without the use of drugs, it is small (approx 7cm in length) so fits easily in your pocket or handbag, and the relief is usually instant. It is pleasant smelling, not too strong, and works really really well. It is non-drowsy and can be used as often as you want, which is a huge bonus. I use mine even at night to help clear my nose.
All in all, very pleased and impressed, this is a must have for any medicine cabinet!
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Summary: an absolute must have!