29.6.06

Does what it says on the tin

So the other day, a Pantene advert comes on promising to transform lifeless, flat hair into a full, thick and voluminous mane. The advert hardly registers with me but my sister says, “Oh, I’ve been meaning to try that for ages now.” I scowl at her and she looks at me questioningly. “That doesn’t work,” I say. She asks me if I have tried it. When I say, “No, but none of that stuff works,” she scowls back at me dismissively and turns back to the TV. I am taken aback by the fact that she actually believes the advertising and believes that this stuff will work. This in turn got me to thinking, “Wouldn’t it be really really nice if everything just did what it said it would do?” Hardly anything keeps its promises so this entry is paying homage to those products that, in my experience and estimation, do exactly that.

Cetirizine Dihydrochloride and Nasonex Nasal Spray (Hayfever)
As a hayfever sufferer, I have tried a whole host of hayfever relief treatments including Clarityn, Benadryl and Beconase. Whilst some do provide light relief, I can’t say that any of them got rid of my symptoms altogether. That is until I started taking a cocktail of Cetirizine Dihydrochloride (one 10mg tablet a day) and Nasonex nasal spray (with mometasone furoate). Both are prescription drugs and work fantastically well for me. Some treatments such as Zirtek and Piriteze contain cetirizine but I assume that they are not as powerful since they are available over-the-counter. Obtaining a prescription requires a little extra effort but is well worth it.

Clove Oil (Toothache)
I can’t sing the praises of this stuff enough. Gets rid of toothache. Full stop.

Deep Heat (Shoulder/back pain)
Unless you have a royal posture, hunching over a keyboard for half your day will give you shoulder pain. If you have your own personal masseuse, great. If you don’t, get some deep heat for relief. It works.

ING Direct (Savings Account)
No catches.

St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub (Face wash)
Love it.

I’ll update this particular entry as time goes on. Please do follow instructions properly if you try out these products. Use at your own risk, etc etc etc.

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