Thursday, 26 September 2013

Nasalguard Cold & Flu Block - update and giveaway

I thought you'd all like a little update on how I've been getting on with Nasalguard Cold & Flu Block.  To re-cap, it's a cream gel that you run under your nose and surrounding area a few times a day to reduce the likelihood of getting ill from colds and the flu virus.  It's drug free, so it suitable for pregnant women and children, and the company says it works by trapping and blocking airbourne viruses.


I've been using it for nearly a full month now, and, as baffled as I am by the results and as skeptical as I was, I have to admit that it seems to work.  My husband and son have snotted and coughed their way through the month, as have all the children at the preschool I work at, and I haven't had so much as a sniffle.  This could be coincidence, but it would be an enormous one, as I have never got through September without at least one cold before and am usually floored by one by the end of the first week of the schools re-opening.  I don't know how it works - the scientific explanation seems a bit woolly to me, but even if it's just a placebo effect or mind over matter or something, it has worked for me so far and I will continue to use it.  Looks like it's time for me to eat my hat.

But before that, I have a tube of Cold & Flu Block to give away (currently retailing for £11.99 in Boots), so if any of you fancy giving it a try, fill in the Rafflecopter form below and try your luck.  You too could be cold free and munching on a sombrero in no time.



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89 comments:

  1. Magical placebo effects are great!

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  2. Last year was my worst nightmare come true ....... Full blown achey flu and no voice just in time for thr Christmas concert which I was conducting and singing in. This is one time when it is impossible to delegate so no choice but to dose myself up and sing almost an octave lower. It mustn't happen
    again .... Please??

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  3. I am gushing torrents of mucus as we speak.

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  4. I could have done with some of this last week! Glad to see it seems to be working for you... fingers crossed for continued success ;)

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  5. It was awful and turned out to be Glandular Fever in the end.

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  6. For the last two weeks I have been struggling with what they call man flu

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  7. Three years ago my cold/virus turned into Pneumonia!

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  8. All my colds are the worst ones ever; I am a baby when it comes to colds!! The sore throat bit is the worst.

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  9. Every cold i have is the worst one ever.......x

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  10. I had a head cold last year that lasted about 5 weeks, every time I thought it was going it came back with avengance x

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  11. This last week I've been suffering!! This is the worst one I've had in a long, long time!!

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  12. Christmas Eve 2010 woke up with a sore throat, thought it would ease off but I got worse as the day went on, Christmas Day I woke up feeling awful, ruined Christmas that year, was ill for about a week

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  13. Worst cold ever lasted from Boxing Day last year into New Year and left me with the worst ear pain on New Year's Eve. Was a pretty rubbish way to start the new year!

    @rachiegr

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  14. January 2 years ago I took some cold medicine at work and had a reaction I was at reception and was bright red!!

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  15. I had fluey colds almost every other week last winter, I'd just get over one (usually takes a week) and would have a clear week before getting another. I know we are supposed to be focusing on our worst one but they were all awful and merged into each other.

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  16. I think I have just got over it I was so tired and fley with it and the sorethroat was the worst

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  17. in bed for a week - off work for 2 - couldn't breathe, couldn't sleep, couldn't eat , no energy and felt yuk !

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  18. worse cold could not eat properly couldnt taste food couldnt sleep kept sweating then cols

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  19. Kept me bed-bound for two weeks

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  20. My worst cold was just after new year. Unbeknown to me, my over the counter cold remedies were reacting with my prescribed medication. Every time I stood up I felt dizzy and kept fainting. It took me a month to recover.

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  21. Worst Cold I can recall was quite a few years ago. Streaming cold were I was frequently blowing nose to clear mucous etc. Nose red like 'Rudolph'. Used cream on nose to treat skin. Could feel mucous in chest, coughing up phlegm, went to Doctor as phlegm yellow :- chest infection. GP practice busy, as winter and seems quite a few folks have 'cold'. Just wanted to curl up in cosy bed with a warm drink and box of tissues, Needed to phone work, tell them can't make it in as sick,

    Rachel Craig

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  22. My worst cold was a few weeks ago I felt rubbish could not even drag myself out of bed

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  23. 2 months ago - turned out to be pneumonia
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  24. my really nad colds often lead to sinus infections, ear infections and chest infections... so past year i have been working so hard to keep my hands well washed if kids have a cold, if i feel sniffly getting the olbas oil out... lol....

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  25. Xmas 1990 our sons, my hubby and a pregnant me were laid up for days with a nasty bout of gastric flu, not a xmas I'm keen to remember!

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  26. I had full-blown flu one year. Usually only have a cold (which is annoying but never that bad). Couldn't get out of bed for 2 days, everything ached and I couldn't stop sneezing/coughing and I ended up losing my voice. Daft thing was I ended up with pneumonia 3 weeks later

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  27. i don't get a cold, i get a man cold, i'm such a baby & need lots of sympathy lol

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  28. I used to get a terrible child every year that wouldn't go away for months and eventually developed developed into Bronchitis. I had to go into the doctor and get an inhaler every time and each time I laughed I developed a coughing fit :-(

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  29. HAVE THE WORST COLD EVER AT THE MOMENT, ALWAYS FOLLOWED BY A CHEST INFECTION WHICH HAS JUST SET IN, I FEEL AWFUL AND MY HUSBAND IS SICK OF HEARING ABOUT IT, GETTING NO SYMPATHY XXXXX

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  30. i had a cold which left me literally unable to do anything, it got so worse and developed into whopping cough and I had to miss my exam :(

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  31. I have a condition which makes me extremely open to catching colds & flu so this would be great for me!

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  32. I can't moan about my worst cold ever as I'm a woman and we just get on with it....right?? I am a baker though and a cold would stop me providing the lovely people of South Wales with cake which would be quite a tragedy so I need this product as a Matt of urgency!!

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  33. trying to sleep when you can't cause of blocked nose so you have to use your mouth & that drys out!

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  34. last year a heavy cold that i needed pills for so hoping not to get ill this year

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  35. I hate the sort of cold that hangs around forever. If I must get ill I'd rather be totally incapacitated for a day or so but the cold will progress quite promptly. The former type make me feel kind of generally grotty for weeks.

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  36. I am a really bad poorly person! and when I get a cold I get a full blown horrible cold where I have to shut out the world and sleep. I really hate being unwell!

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  37. I think I'm in the midst of it right now :(

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  38. NOW! Iv had it for nearly 2 weeks now, runny nose, sneezing and a horrible cough, my ribs hurt, keeping the other half awake with my snoring and now my 2 year old has it )-: I think iv maxed out my Bradford point s at work now aswell, so il be looking forward to a final warning or a displinery

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  39. Worst cold ever resulted in my going deaf for 2 weeks as my tubes got blocked. Not fun at school being a shy person who didn't want to make a fuss, also not wanting to wear my specs. Yes blind and deaf and not a clue what was going on. Didn't matter so much in history class as the teacher talked total bollocks for 90 mins then told us to go look it up in our textbooks.

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  40. Had such a bad throat last Christmas I could not eat my Christmas dinner

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  41. I had swine flu thought worst flu ever!

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  42. I had the flu, along with an ear infection for two weeks, it got so bad I was actually sent to A+E for 4 hours with a temp of 40 and a heart rate of 138. Never have I ever felt so ill! Took about a month to start to feel any better!

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  43. The winter after my daughter was born was just a nightmare! I felt ill for months, full of colds and coughs, headaches and sore throats, and every time I started to feel better I caught another virus, that she had brought home from nursery :(

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  44. Every cold seems to be my worst one! I seem to pick up every thing going around, and cough and sneeze my way through the winter.

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  45. I had a cold for 3 months, and to make it worse, the clanger on my little bell fell off so I couldn't call my partner into my room to make me things like toast and tea

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  46. I had swine flu a few years ago and I was a miserable wreck. I couldn't get out of bed, I had the worst fuzzy head ever and I felt so miserable.

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  47. Pam Francis Gregory1 October 2013 at 10:59

    Get terrible colds, but being self employed have to battle on through!

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  48. My worst cold ever ended with a cough that literally lasted months! Couldn't shake it :(

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  49. aww i got to win this cos i have a headache cold and my nose is soo runny it hurts. my eyes dont stop running and my skin is allergic to my tears i look a mess x

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  50. Every cold i have is the worst one ever

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  51. Whilst being 3 months pregnant - nightmare!!!!

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  52. I have a bad cold as I type this! That's what attracted me to this post! :) I think the 'worst cold ever' was one that just seemed to drag on for weeks...Am hoping I'll get over this one soon!

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  53. I got a cold a few years ago that lasted so long and my nose was so sore I ended up getting impetigo - eugh!

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  54. I had horrid achy cold whilst working in an office, we are tight for money so i was still getting up at 6 to walk the dog before doing an 8 hour shift and my OH threw his back out meaning when i got home i had to take care of him! nightmare! bshorting@ymail.com

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  55. I hate colds and flu I catch every single one that goes around - Worst one was when it was flu and bronchitis I was bedridden for 3 weeks could not move!!

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  56. My worst one has been when I haven't been able to get out of bed because of feeling so ill, normally I am able to carry on as normal.

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  57. the time my mum and I were casting lots as to who was going to make tomato soup (as in heat it in the microwave)

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  58. having a cold since ive had my son is so much worse because i cant just mope about and we just pass the cold back and forth so it lasts forever!!

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  59. i had the worst cold last christmas and spent most of it in bed

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  60. right now :( and im pregnant so cant really take anything for it - would deffo love to try this

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  61. i had a bad cold and ear infection about year and half ago and it left me with double vision
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  62. Colds always make me feel terrible and unable to get about!

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  63. The worst cold I ever had was when I was pregnant and of course I couldn't take anything for it!
    @emloulei

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  64. Hmm the worst one was when I promised a friend i'd power walk 5 miles with her and even though I felt rubbish I didn't want to let her down at short notice.. wow.. just wow. with love, faye xx

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  65. A naff Christmas a few years ago when wanted to celebrate, but ended up curled up in bed!

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  66. My worst one was a few years ago. Not able to get out of bed and it took a good few weeks to get over it.

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  67. My worst cold was a few years ago an lasted around a month ending up with cold sores and everything you could imagine

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  68. my worst was last year, spent a few days in bed not able to move, alternating between hot and cold, feverish and achy

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  69. The summer one I had that I struggled on with for ages thinking it was a combination of hay fever and hot flushes. Why I needed to get a cold in the best summer we've had for ages

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  70. Christina Jarrett1 October 2013 at 22:16

    My worst cold ever happened last Christmas! I started coming down with it on Christmas eve and on Christmas day I was too sick to eat my dinner - gutted!!

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  71. it may have been a flu but i think it was hat swine flu , itwas awfull the sweat was horrendous!!!

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  72. I usually get 2 fluey colds a year, 1 usually around Christmas time and another in May which then leads to the annual bout of Hayfever, feel sorry for my poor hubbie as I'm not in the best of moods then

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  73. i had this flu earlier this year , it was awful. i was throwing up, fever, cough, cold, sore thoart. awful

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  74. I think the current or most recent one always the worst!

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  75. My worst ever cold was 6 weeks before our wedding. It started as a sniffle and very quickly progressed into a horrendous hacking cough and me not being able to breathe properly. I had a raging temperature, horrific headache and felt so ill I could barely move off the sofa. It turned out I had pneumonia, and was hospitalised as an emergency admission! I was in hospital 10 days....just what I needed before the wedding! I had lost so much weight that my wedding dress needed emergency alterations!

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  76. When your the only female in a house of 5 and everyone else has man flu and your just magically meant to get on with it and nurse yourself as well as them back to health ..all you want to do is roll back into bed feeling sorry for yourself dosed up with lemsip, tomatoe soup and a back to back dvd of greys antomy on

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  77. on my birthday last year-felt awful

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  78. i get the dreaded freshers flu every year and again im stuck with it now!

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  79. My worst cold ever was my husbands because he constantly moaned in my ear

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  80. On the weekend i was shopping for my wedding dress - it was so horrendous every time i tried to swallow my ears sucked in because of the pressure in my head! - luckily it didn't effect my judgment as my dress was lovely!

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  81. When i get them i get them real bad because i have chronic Asthma. Its horrid.

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  82. When I was pregnant. It went to my chest and developed into a terrible cough but I couldn't take any cough medicine. I had to take a flask of hot blackcurrant to bed to try and ease it in the night.

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  83. The worst ever was when my cold turned to sinusitis, my whole face hurt

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  84. My worst cold ever came after I recovered from swine flu, my immune system was so low I also had a chest &ear infection at the same time too. x

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  85. I am suffering from the worst cold ever RIGHT NOW!!!

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  86. Yuck, it's always worst when it involves a cough, sore throat, aches, and turns into sinusitis!

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  87. putting up with my husband when he a cold (sorry, man flu) is the worst cold I can imagine!!

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  88. Yuk, worst cold ever :( I have weak blood vessels in my nose so I just have to be blowing my nose a couple of days and it's off... no fun having a nose bleed when you're snotty too! (Sorry... TMI!)

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