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Nasal spray - Singapore!!!

Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 2:53 pm

We are like in a freezer in our office and I'm having problems.
I remember some time ago I bought nasal spray, it did not work.
Bought another brand today in Guardian - same shit, nothing!!!

HELLOOO!!! I can't convince myself my nose is not running, placebos don't work om that! What a waste of 10 dollars!

I don't understand, is it a problem with Singapore????
Why in any other country nasal spray bought off the shelf works in a few seconds and lasts for several hours??? Are real nasal sprays banned here???

Is that a fraud or what? Why they're even selling that? :x

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 9:59 pm

I thought your typical nasal spray was for congestion rather than a runny nose :???:

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:24 pm

Supposed to be for both - vasoconstrictor.

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Post by taxico » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:12 pm

Sergei82 wrote:...I remember some time ago I bought nasal spray, it did not work.

Bought another brand today in Guardian - same shit, nothing!!!
you'd need a prescription (POM) for something (stronger) that works...

have you tried flixonase? no script needed IIRC...

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:28 pm

taxico wrote:
Sergei82 wrote: have you tried flixonase? no script needed IIRC...

I've used Flixonase for 'hay fever', aka allergic rhinitis, and it seriously worked.

I was 2 days away from being Best-Man to a vv good friend and suddenly BOOM the pollen went off-the-scale* leaving me a complete hideous streaming mess. Weird I had hay-fever as a child, but this was a one-off event in adulthood! I seriously pondered having to tell my friend I just couldn't do it.... [nodding head now, thinking back].

Went to the pharmacy, and he suggested flixonase. Problem solved, thank heavens.


*It coincided with some strange weather. Like cold for weeks and weeks, then suddenly heat-wave and boom, all the trees flowered at once. [yah...London lol!]

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 29 Dec 2012 11:35 pm

In SG I also had 'hay fever' episodes. A few weeks here and there.

The doctor prescribed me antihistamine tablets which worked. But they seriously knocked me out too.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 1:32 pm

Teach them that using AC at higher temperatures is not only possible but also a better option. I did it in 6 months after I arrived systematically adjusting the AC around from 16 to 24 deg C. In more stubborn cases I helped myself fixing the control panel with the scotch tape.

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Post by taxico » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:32 pm

JR8 wrote:In SG I also had 'hay fever' episodes. A few weeks here and there.
me too... at one of my previous work place they had sharp air purifiers installed everywhere (like, one in each room and more scattered around the waiting areas, etc) and i found it worked well.

i bought one for myself (plasmacluster type) and it works great at home when i'm not at work too. YMMV.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:03 pm

taxico wrote:
JR8 wrote:In SG I also had 'hay fever' episodes. A few weeks here and there.
me too... at one of my previous work place they had sharp air purifiers installed everywhere (like, one in each room and more scattered around the waiting areas, etc) and i found it worked well.

i bought one for myself (plasmacluster type) and it works great at home when i'm not at work too. YMMV.
Yeah, maybe that's the thing. I worked from home and am too cheap to air-con the unit all day (just the bedroom at night). So 'air-con' to me = most of the windows permanently open, but then you get the pollen/smog, so what to do leh

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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:12 am

Never been allergic to anything other than Russian popplers and ambrosia (and we have a HUGE lot of them at every corner in Ukraine), so antihistamine and similar stuff definitely will not help - it is some kind of a virus that is spread ehile organism was weak due to overcooling...

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Post by taxico » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 4:07 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Never been allergic to anything other than Russian popplers and ambrosia... so antihistamine and similar stuff definitely will not help - it is some kind of a virus that is spread ehile organism was weak due to overcooling...
i have no comment on your "overcooling weak organism virus spreading" theory but will add here that allergies of any sort can develop at any time, without notice.

anti-histamines basically help your body keep the common symptoms of allergies in check.

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Post by taxico » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 4:11 pm

JR8 wrote:...I worked from home and am too cheap to air-con the unit all day (just the bedroom at night). So 'air-con' to me = most of the windows permanently open, but then you get the pollen/smog, so what to do leh
1. install good 3M filters in a clean a/c, close your windows and doors and use the a/c.

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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 4:17 pm

you can formulate this better if you think the phrase is incorrect.
But the fact is cold never happens from cold or virus alone. Studies show it is the combination of both + stress (always enough of this) makes you ill.

In any case, I'm back in the office, the temperature is low as shit, and my problem is back again, even though my condition improved during weekend.

Otrivin (xylometazoline hydrochloride) is useless crap! At least for me...

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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 5:12 pm

You can call up the infrastructure guys and ask them to close the aircon vent above you.

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Post by Wd40 » Mon, 31 Dec 2012 5:15 pm

You can call up the infrastructure guys and ask them to close the aircon vent above you.

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