Product Type: Strepsils in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Strepsils Honey & Lemon Lozenges
Strepsils Honey and Lemon Lozenges
Author Name: daisylee3
Strepsils Honey and Lemon Lozenges
Advantages: Taste and smell lovely, effective
Disadvantages: Not very long lasting, a bit too moreish!!
I'm currently living at home with my Mum due to circumstances (I have recently had a beautiful baby and am not moving in with my boyfriend just yet). Unfortunately, due to my Mum working in a busy school, she often brings back a sore throat or cough, and due to my anemia (which causes low immunity) I often catch it within a day or two - not great! Last week my Mum was ill with a sore throat and cough, and mid-week, I began feeling quite ill as well - a sore throat, ear ache and I generally felt very un-well. I went to the doctor, who looked at me like an alien and reccomended that I simply take some pain killers. My sore throat was usually worse in the mornings and it took a while for the painkillers to kick in so I decided to buy a pack of cough sweets/lozenges in the hope they'd ease the pain and discomfort.
I ended up picking up a pack of Strepsils, as it's a brand i'm familar with and I have always had positive experiences in the past - in my opinion this brand is the best on the market. I bought mine from my local Tesco's and paid £2.50 for a packet of 36 lozenges, which although not cheap is not extortionate. There were a range of different flavours to choose from including strawberry, honey and lemon, blackcurrant, orange and so on. I opted for honey and lemon as it's one of those 'original' kinds of flavours in my opinion. Strepsils are quite widely available and can be purchased from supermarkets, chemists, and so on. They're also available on the internet from online chemists and Amazon. The lozenges come in a rectangular, quite bulky box which is made of thin cardboard. The colour scheme for this particular flavour is yellow and white, with 'Strepsils' written in large black writing. The product name is then stated along with a brief list of some of the ingredients. Underneath the amount of lozenges in the pack is displayed, which in this case is 36. The back of the box has directions of use and inside the pack there is a small information leaflet included with dosage information, health warnings, a full list of ingredients and so on.
The leaflet states that if you are allergic to any ingredients (eg sugar intollerance) not to use them. They advise pregnant women to consult a doctor before use, and make it clear that young children under six years old shouldn't take these due to them being a choking hazzard. The doseage amounts are included and it says that you can take upto 12 a day - one lozenge every 2-3 hours and you shouldn't exceed the stated doseage. Instructions of how to use them are also included which I think is a little silly as most people (or so I would hope!) will know how to use a cough lozenge. They say to place 1 lozenge in your mouth and suck slowly until it dissolves. Inside the box, the lozenges are packed in a foil blister pack which is easy to open and handy as it's quicker than unwrapping them from paper and it also keeps them fresh. These lozenges contain a combination of two antiseptics and provide relief for irritated throats. They are suitable to be used if you have a sore throat, throat infection or mouth infection. The lozenges themselves are yellow in colour and quite large. They're round and look similar to a hard boiled sweet and fit onto the tounge nicely. You shouldn't chew these and instead the manufacturers state that you should suck on the sweet slowly until it dissolves.
I followed the advised doseage despite being very tempted to have two at once due to how sore my throat was and I placed one into my mouth. It was hard in texture and it felt just as if I was sucking a sweet. The taste was distinctly honey and lemon, with the lemon been prominant at first and then the honey flavour appeared a little later. The flavour is very sweet but not overlly/sickly sweet. After about 10 minutes of sucking on it my tounge felt a little numb but my throat felt better and my nose also felt quite clear (more so than before I used the lozenge) which was a bonus! Although my throat felt better, the pain was still there - these just took the edge off. I couldn't taste the usual lozenge undertone of menthol like a lot of lozenges have, which I thought was nice and the lozenge lasted for half an hour or so. I was tempted to chew it as it goes a bit boring after sucking on it for 20 minutes or so, but I didn't. I am glad that the time that they state to spread the doseages out is only 2-3 hours because the effects of the sweets don't last very long, but apart from that I can not fault them. I've since used about 20 of these as they're fab in my opinion - not only are they yummy but they provide a noticeable relief of pain and they're very soothing. I would reccomend them as they're good quality and affordable. The only downside I can think of is that they're actually quite moreish so it's a bit hard not to 'overdose' on them - lol.