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Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray
Member Name: Tolteca
Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray
Date: 20/04/13, updated on 04/12/13 (140 review reads)
Advantages: Effective sinus unblocker.
Disadvantages: More expensive than the generics.
I inherited malformed sinuses as well as asthma from my Nan. As a result, when I catch cold, it not only sets up shop in my lungs but heads for my sinuses and stays for the duration. Anyone who has gone through the joy that is blocked sinuses knows just how much fun the pressure headaches, ear-ache and blocked nose can be.
When that happens, with my extra-duff sinuses, I belt and brace the problem. My beloved Sudafed (original accept no alternatives) will usually clear my head and ease the pain aspect of the experience. However, I do find it not quite as good at de-bunging my nose and giving me my full sense of smell back.
For this, I pull the trusty Sinex bottle out of the bathroom cupboard.
I have been using this brand since I was a kid, as Dad - who was also unlucky in what he inherited genewise from Nan - used it and got me my own bottle when it became evident I was a blocked chip off the old block.
I have used own brand and generic versions but do always come back to Sinex.
One reason is the most important. It works. The active ingredient, Oxymetazoline hydrochloride, does do what it says on the bottle. It does open up the constricted and bunged up sinus passages. It removes the heaviness and eases the pain. I can breathe normally rather than feeling like I'm trying to breathe through a very, very narrow tube.
One to two blasts up each nostril every six to eight hours does the trick. You do need to invert the bottle before each blast, so that the nozzle can prime to fire the fluid up the nose and have the air in it to do so.
Because overuse can narrow the passages rather than open them, it is important not to overuse and not to use for longer than seven days.
The product can be used by those over the age of twelve.
I use it for episodes caused by colds, hay fever and allergies. Those with allergies are told to seek advice, along with pregnant and breastfeeding women. I don't have experience of the latter two states, but this allergy case has never had a problem with this product.
I have had problems when I didn't use it. Hence that whole ruptured eardrums while getting my PADI licence incident. As a result of that, now - I need it or am likely to need it, I use it.
And get it from Boots, where the robust, squeezy plastic bottle costs £3.85, or 385 Advantage Points.
Which is more expensive than the generic versions, but does work and has never let me down.
As I'm sure, it won't let you down either.
Summary: The market leader for a reason.
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