Product Type: Diomed Developments Ltd Pain Relief
Newest Review: ... replacing and even for someone like me who doesn't suffer from headaches a lot they were more a treat than something I would buy often. T... more
~Strip Your Headache Away~
Member Name: newby2
Advantages: works well
Disadvantages: expensive and looks sily on
==4Head Quick Strip==
Not being able to take anything other than Paracetamol when pregnant trying things such as these 4Head quick strips was well worth a shot. I already had the actual 4Head stick that is used to rub a bit of the highly scented and strangely cooling product across the forehead but this seems to not give much long lasting effect and I was hoping that maybe these Quick Strips would give a longer lasting relief from my headaches and general sinus type face pain I seem to suffer with so badly when pregnant.
These 4 Head Quick Strips seem to be available in most chemists and I have seen them for more or less the same price in both my local Boots and Lloyd's pharmacies. I paid around £3.50 pence for a box of these strips and inside there are 4 strips which are roughly around the size of a standard forehead. They state they can be cut down to size if required but I didn't feel the need to do this as they seemed to be the perfect size to cover my head. This price is not especially cheap but when your in pain and can't take anything other than paracetamol then I was more than happy to pay out.
Each of the four strips are individually wrapped inside the cardboard box and they are easily peeled open to reveal the blue strip of product which is to be placed against the forehead. It must be said that the skin should be dry and clean to make the most of the strip and allow it to stick effectively and for the longest period of time. The strip is not sticky in the conventional glue type stickiness but has this hydro-gel type formula which adheres to the skin without leaving any sort of nasty residue on the skins surface.
As soon as I applied the strip to my head I did feel the cooling effect and it gave me a nice bit of relief which definitely went to sooth my sore head and make me feel a little bit more like me. Of course I did feel a little bit silly and its not something that I could use at work without a few laughs at my expense but then with a headache like I had the only place I wanted to be was in bed or on the sofa and any relief was welcome no matter how silly it made me look.
The box states that the strip can last for up to 6 hours but I think after a couple of hours the cooling effect of the strip did seem to lessen and my head ache did seem to ease thus the need for the strip wasn't so much.
The strips aren't reusable to as soon as they come off of the head they need to be disposed of and if you try to reapply the gel doesn't adhere to the skin as well and the cooling effective is not nearly as effective as the first use. A new strip is ideally needed.
Overall I have to say that these strips although expensive for what they are and the fact that they did make me look a little silly, did give me a soothing and cooling relief that I much needed. They aided in ridding my headache and alongside the paracetamol I would highly recommend them. I have seen similar strips on the shelves of Poundland though I haven't personally used them so I am not sure how effective they are.
These 4 Head strips are well worth giving a go if you have one of those headaches that just can't be shifted or like me you can't take any medicine which will give the relief needed. I think for the reason that they rid me of my throbbing head I am more than happy to award a 5 out of 5 star rating.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: worked well for me