Advantages A huge inexpensive help for catarrh, easy to carry around, they work
Disadvantages Not everyone will like the taste
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
"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:
WHAT POTTER'S SAY:
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.
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