Mr now-everyday-is-a-working-day recommended putting tamarind paste at the back of my throat to help with the itch and sore. I almost gagged and ended up swallowing the whole thing. Yuckk. Will stick to drinking tamarind juice, thanks very much.
I’ve never been a fan of medicine. Even when it’s just panadol. So when I get my once-a-year cold, I’ll usually stock up on tea (lots of it), honey and vitamin c. And sleep of course.
We don’t have many pharma-based ads on local tv, apart from panadol and medicated tooth paste. In Japan, I remember ads ranging from speedy cure for headaches to cold medicine, from something for your stomach when you’ve eaten too much (like Eno, usually aired during year-end/new year time) to allergy meds.
It’s weird that I don’t like taking medicine but I’m fine with needles and stuff. As in, giving blood.