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24.09.2010

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Vicks Vapour Inhaler


When I have a cold there is always one item that I would have to have in my cupboard to use for such an illness. The fact that it is a cheap and easy to store item means that there is more often than not, one already in the cupboard.

The little inhaler costs around £3 if you are buying it at Boots but it can be often purchased on special offer for under half this which if I recall rightly is when I last purchased the one I have currently. The price however is not bad considering that it will last a good amount of time before loosing all of its little smelly powers and you are more likely to loose the inhaler rather than the smell.

The Vicks inhaler is suitable for anyone over the ages of 6 but of course not if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. There is however no limit to the amount of which you use the inhaler and it can be used as and when needed to ease the discomfort of congestion.

The inhaler is simple to use and comes in a tube type form with a little hole in the end. Inside the tube there is a small pad which has the strong menthol smell embedded within it. The vapour of this is released through the hole in the tip and when the tube is offered up to the nostril and you breathe in, the smell shoots up the nostril and works at clearing the nose and the sinuses as well.

I have to say that it really does work but only for a short period of time which is rather frustrating and means when having a cold you may as well shove two of these inhalers up each nostril and breathe easily. Otherwise the amount of time that the Vicks inhaler gives relief from the stuffed nose is truly so minimal that one has to ask oneself is it really worth it. I think that having the Vicks vapour on the chest works far better at having this same relief but for a longer period of time but seeing as I use this too, having a quick shoot of this inhaler does make it worth it because we all know how horrible it is having a cold or a blocked nose in general and every little helps.

All in all I think for the price of the item and for the fact that it is small to store and lasts for a good few colds means that it is well worth buying.

It does help to keep the blocked nose free for a long period of time but it does help ease the annoyance of having a blocked nose. I feel that a 4 out of 5 star rating is in order and I would certainly recommend it if you are suffering.

Many thanks for taking the time to read.


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daniella2010 26.09.2010 10:50

Always useful to have around the house

paulpry118 25.09.2010 14:45

I've always got a couple knocking about the house and handbag

mumsymary 24.09.2010 22:03

My parents always used vic on me when I was stuffed up

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