Wednesday, September 05, 2007

IN OTHER NEWS.

You'd think that if putting a couple of drops of Olbas Oil on a pillow helps relieve blocked sinuses a bit, and putting some on a tissue and sniffing it helps relieve them a lot, then actually sploshing drops of Olbas Oil right up inside your nose would help amazing amounts, wouldn't you?

Yes, I went there. Vision has now mostly returned to my left eye, hurrah.

22 comments:

Jayne said...

Oh dear.... *hands James box of tissues*

Tim Footman said...

Best way to clear sinuses: hang around in a stable before mucking out, and sniff heavily.

Boz said...

Increasingly ill-advised indeed.

Billy said...

I love Olbas oil. Just thinking about it cures my colds.

Albert said...

As a child I once misunderstood the Olbas Oil delivery system (and the link between my own nose and throat) and tipped my head right back whilst administering it.

I could still taste the stuff a week later.

Now I use Otrivin, the greatest thing to come out of the USA in my opinion.

james henry said...

Otrivin eh? Hmm, maybe I could charter a flight.

Imo said...

You've not heard of Vicks Nasal Inhalers then!

Fat Roland said...

Stop sniffing anything you find. You'll turn into Patsy Stone.

Marsha Klein said...

James, you might think that. I couldn't possibly...oh.

Skeadugenga said...

Ow, bloody OW!

James, take a bowl of steaming water, put a few drops of olbas oil in it. Put a towel over your head and the bowl to stop the steam escaping. Cautiously inhale the steam for a few minutes (mouth closed) and that should help your sinuses. Its also less painful than sticking the bottle up your nose.

Also good for bronchitis. Sorry if you already knew all this

belladona said...

I recommend Beconnaise - even if it is meant for hayfever.

Sylvia said...

you can get a mug type thingy with a mask from the chemists so you can inhale steam and olbas oil without the bowl and towel business.
It's called a clearway steam inhaler.

When the children were small and snotty, I use to tie an olbas oil infused hankie to their cots or headboards. This backfired when a small child would get into bed with us because they couldn't stand the smell in their rooms.....

Imo said...

Having a husband who is addicted to olbus oil whenever he even has a minor cold is not good and I have no other bed to move into as they are all filled up with little people! Do you think he'd appreciate being brought a mug type thingy with a mask for his birthday?

cello said...

I was starting to feel your pain by the end of line one.

Stevie Newton-John said...

Just stumbled here and love it!

Re: Icky Sinus Clog...Do you have access to those springy plastic strips that you fasten onto the outside of your nose to help open up sinuses during sleep? No, I'm not insane, just American...They really do exist!

james henry said...

Welcome S N-J - it turns out Patroclus uses feather pillows, so probably I need to need to use tape to block off my sinuses entirely. Or buy foam pillows.

patroclus said...

Or break up with me.

Stevie Newton-John said...

Ahh, yes. Breathing in *more* is probably not what you're after here...Too bad because feather pillows are, IMHO, the friggin' best.

How about a lot of vodka and a joint?

Sylvia said...

Get those foam pillows now!

Here's the info about the steam inhaler:
http://www.mypharmacy.co.uk/health_products/products/c/clearway/clearway_steam_inhaler.htm

You should be able to get one at the chemists. Ours is a delightful shade of green, to match the snot.

james henry said...

Aww, thanks Sylvia, will investigate. And the foam pillows are to be sourced this week.

Orb said...

Patroclus was remarkably quick off the mark with that last suggestion.

What? I'm just saying.

llewtrah said...

Mmm Olbas :) I once spilled some on the crotch of my jeans. First it felt odd. Then it felt "interesting". Then I jumped up going ow-ow-ow and had to remove them. Do not try this at home.