Nose is completely blocked, sore throat like you wouldn’t believe and signs of a cough developing. I’m not a happy teddy.
What do you do when you get a stinker?
Roll up into a ball under a duvet? Soldier on like a “Mucus Martyr”?
Whine about it to anyone who will listen? (that one’s me) See a doctor? Buy a shitload of pills and potions frmo the chemist? Concoct your own magic recipe at home (chicken soup and the like)?
How come chemists here don’t have tasty medicines in bottles? :s The stuff they do have come in packets, tastes awful and very often doesn’t work at all. In UK when you get a bad cough for example you can get any number of soothing and yummy medicines like Benalyn and Tixylix to suit your type of cough/sore throat. You can feel it starting to work right away. In Taiwan you just take a pill and drink warm water. It sucks! As for Lemsips, or somehting similar, they 've never heard of 'em.
Actually, I think I get colds much less frequently in Taiwan. I went to UK recetnly and was struck by how many people were coughing all the time. Well, I’ll stop rambling now. :woodstock: