dobbysmum 4

dobbysmum

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me: Please do not thank me personally for the Es; if I have given you an E then I have most certainly enjoyed your review x

Member since:22.09.2011

Reviews:202

Members who trust:37

Quote-start

I much prefer the old fashioned way

Quote-end
02.03.2012

Advantages:
Discrete

Disadvantages:
Not good value for money

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Value for Money

Side effects

Price2.00

EffectivenessGood

16 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. cha97michelle
  2. sweetybi
  3. harveydog52
and 14 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on
My daughters always use the Vicks nasal inhaler but I was not convinced. I did not like to see people shoving things up their noses in public! After hearing them tell me how much easier it was than having good old Vicks rubbed in a hankie, I decided to try the product. Vicks can be a bit messy whereas with this, you do not need to get it on your hands at all.

**==COST==

The cost of this item is around 2 pounds whereas a large tub is only a few pence more. I suppose if I am honest then in future I will stick to the tub Vicks rather than the tube as I find it very overpriced.


**==WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?==

The product looks a bit like a lipstick, there is a pull off lid that is labelled with the brand logo. Under the lid is a white tube with a hole in that releases the menthol vapour. The idea is that you hold the stick close to your nose and breathe in. Inhaling the vapour should help to open sinuses, relieve congestion and generally help you breathe better. It smells of strong menthol vapours.

**==WHAT DOES IT DO?==

I love Vicks and I used it for years. Not only has it helped me through many colds but I have rubbed it into my children's chests and backs to help them get over the odd bug. Vicks really does help for me as it really gets to work at allowing me to breathe and breaks down the congestion. I can see why this stick design will appeal to some people as it is very handy. It is small enough to slip discretely into a pocket or a handbag. I was a little dubious at how strong the item would smell but it does smell very strongly and I can say that it probably smells just as strong as one of the tubs.
I think my main problem with the stick is that I still do not using it in public. It just does not look nice, whereas you can discretely sniff a hankie without anyone batting an eyelid. I much prefer the old fashioned way and I think that you get much more for your money. I do like the product though and would not dissuade anyone from buying it. I just think that it is not for me.
  Write your own review

Share this review on

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Alyson29 02.03.2012 19:11

I prefer this format as it's more convenient to use x

Spottydog11 02.03.2012 18:10

I use this and like it x

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Vicks Inhaler »

1 to 3 out of 4 similar offers for Vicks Inhaler Show all similar offers
Vicks Inhaler Nasal Stick 0.5ml

Vicks Inhaler Nasal Stick 0.5ml

Vicks Inhaler Nasal Stick; is a nasal decongestant stick (0.5 ml medication) it contains ... more

the active ingredients: - Menthol (125mg) -
Camphor (50mg) - Siberian Pine Needle Oil (10mg) -
methyl salicylate. When you inhale these actives
through your nose, they work on the lining of your
nasal passages to ease breathing and help relieve
a stuffy nose caused by colds or allergic
reactions.

 Visit Shop  >
echemist.co.uk
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Rate it now
Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler

Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler

Patented self regulation heater with soothing steam penetration to nasal, sinus and throat ... more

passages For cold, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis,
laryngitis, and allergy sufferers, this personal
steam inhaler restores sufficient moisture to the
lungs and respiratory tract. The patented plastic
hood is contoured to cradle the face comfortably
and directs warm moist air right into the nose and
throat to temporarily relieve nasal, sinus, and
chest congestion. Water goes into the unit's
easy-to-fill base where a patented heater gently
boils it. The adjustable control lets you choose
the amount of steam that rises up into the hood. A
short 5- to 15-minute treatment is all that is
required to make nasal and throat passages feel
clearer. This small inhaler is compact for easy
storage or travel to work or abroad and has dual
voltage for use anywhere in the world. For
enhanced relief from cold/flu symptoms, this
inhaler is compatible with Kaz Aromatic Inhalant
Pads, which release soothing menthol and
eucalyptus vapors. This steam inhaler is covered
by a one-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde

 Visit Shop  >
Amazon Marketplace
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler

Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler

This personal steam inhaler delivers soothing vapors for better breathing and a good ... more

night's sleep

 Visit Shop  >
superdrug.com
Postage & Packaging:  refer to website
Availability:  refer to website

Product Information »

Product details

Manufacturer Vicks

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Vicks Inhaler has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. cha97michelle
  2. sweetybi
  3. harveydog52

and 14 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray

Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray

For Coughs & Colds - Spray

User reviews (31)

Buy Now

Vicks VapoRub

Vicks VapoRub

For Coughs & Colds - Vapour Rub

User reviews (62)

Buy Now



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Vicks Inhaler? Click here