|I don't have a photo of myself looking unwell. I think I was ill when this one was taken but it just looks as though I'm trying to focus on a far away object without my glasses.|
I'm out of action at the moment with some sort of infection - not proper flu, but nastier than what I'd normally class as a cold, it's spent several days making me feel headachy, tired, and just basically a bit rubbish, and now it's developed into a more traditional cold with lots of sneezing and runny nose. My wife kindly bought me a selection of medicines to make me feel better.
Now, there's a truth lurking behind all of these medicines that you get for when you have a cold, and that is that the medicines don't really do that much. The truth of the matter is that you are almost certain to recover from a cold by yourself, but the medicines just make you feel a bit better (and makes you think that the cold is going away - because the medicine is making you feel better!).
Anyway, one of the medicines was a pack of medicated lozenges that you suck with some kind of antiseptic compound in it. They're very nice, but I was rather amused to read this warning on the box.
Warning: do not take if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients.
Isn't that true of everything?