Sorry I'm taking so long to get back everyone, please don't forget me, my brain is only fit for facebook at the moment! ie. not firing on all cylinders! Will try to do better this year, Hope you are all keeping well, Karen x
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A huge inexpensive help for catarrh, easy to carry around, they work
Not everyone will like the taste
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It's the same every year, a change in the weather and I get a cold. The trouble is it doesn't want to come out and go away, it wants to hide inside and build up to a big attack of Catarrh!
When I was a teenager I got sinusitis with the flu, and spent weeks recovering. Nowadays I have a day or two of cold and then to all outside appearances it vanishes, although I sometimes have a croaky voice (some may say a sexy one!) The trouble is, the catarrh just sits there inside, pulling me down with tiredness, lethargy, headaches, that horrible taste in your mouth! and worse than this a cough at night that can develop into a full on attack that you can't control.
After trying cough mixtures and cold remedies, I discovered Potters Catarrh Pastilles. These come in a silver sachet inside a small red card box with a lion with wings pawing a ball on the front! The box contains 45g.
During the day I can carry the box easily in my bag, and if I feel the congestion has built up and is blocking my air passages to make me feel tired, I just pop one into my mouth. At night, I can suck one in bed, and the menthol properties help clear my airways, and I can get back to sleep easier.
WHAT POTTER'S SAY:
"Breathe freely again with a traditional Potter's Catarrh pastille to sooth the symptoms of catarrh, coughs and colds." 'Potter's recommend that adults and children over 12 years suck one pastille slowly as often as required, breathing through the nose while sucking the pastille to allow the decongestant properties to work directly on the respiratory system.
APPEARANCE AND TEXTURE:
The pastilles are red gums, they are oval shaped with ridges along the top and are flat on the base. They are very hard and smooth except for the ridges.
There is very little smell, maybe a slight menthol vapour, if you really sniff hard without having a cold! Of course you can probably smell them more when someone else is sucking one!
As soon as you pop a pastille into your mouth you notice the strength of the menthol and other properties that aid breathing. The menthol will last a good while, and even if you can't breathe through your nose when you start, you will find these do work! I do not find the taste particularly appealing, in the way of the sweetie type cough lozenges that are far too moreish! One is plenty, and the relief they bring makes up for the menthol flavour! You will find that other people don't keep asking you for one of these, so they last longer! I have actually fallen asleep with one of these in my mouth, and although totally NOT recommended, I was able to finish it up when I awoke, as it was still intact, and had done no harm. So far I have been sucking one for 19 minutes!
Do not take if you are sensitive to menthol, or suffer from fruit intolerance. If you take too many (more than20!) or experience adverse effects, consult you pharmacist or GP. Do not take these if you have a related metabolic disorder. These are not recommended for under 12s.
Last summer I got Bronchitis and had 2 weeks off work, I used steam inhalation and these pastilles to help, I would rather use this combination to aid my recovery than the numerous potions available. My doctor asked me what I thought I needed, and I told him I thought I just need rest, he said ok, and that I should increase my fluid intake, and use steam inhalation. Of course its not always convenient to be inhaling steam, so these catarrh pastilles provide relief when needed, which I thoroughly recommend.
Just finished the pastille - 34 minutes in total!
These can be bought from most shops stocking over the counter remedies, including Tescos For £1.79 and I am sure I have bought them from Wilkinsons in the past.
Potter's do also make a catarrh mixture, though I have not tried this.
Potter's Catarrh Pastilles offer effective pain relief for sore throats, cold and flu. ... more
These cough sweets contain a recipe traditionally used to ease suffering from coughs. The lozenges work to soothe dry throats and chesty coughs. They also help to alleviate catarrh, unblocking airways and sinuses so congestion is reduced and breathing is made easier. The pastilles can be sucked when required to provide fast-acting relief from discomfort and irritation. They help to coat and soothe dry, tickly throats, and have a gentle, warming sensation which helps make the mouth and throat feel cared for. ï»¿