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Dessert! - Elf M. Sternberg
Tonight, dessert will be one 24-hour Sudafed, 25 mg diphenhydramine, and a shot of brandy in a large mug of hot cocoa. Basically, home-brew Nyquil without the dextromethorphan or acetaminophen, neither of which I need. I'm just stuffed up and ill-slept.

I did not know that Vicks reduced the alcohol in Nyquil from 80 proof to 20 proof sometime in the late 1980's. What's the point of that?

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: The Beatles, Yesterday

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littleone66 From: littleone66 Date: October 21st, 2008 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Tell you what you can do for stuffy... Take a tablespoon of honey and mix in a 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Eat it. Once you've seen the consistancy you won't have to measure it again. Make yourself a small container of this and take a spoonful every 15 minutes until your head is less stuff and nose stops running.
sirfox From: sirfox Date: October 21st, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
the steam that'll come out of your ears will do a good job of removing earwax, too.
sirfox From: sirfox Date: October 21st, 2008 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
they didn't want that much alcohol going into kids or winos.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: October 21st, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
At 80 proof, and containing other drugs as well, NyQuil was capable of causing alcohol poisoning (and/or overdoses of the various drugs) if a small child drank several ounces of the sweet-tasting liquid. (There may also have been an issue with combining acetaminophen and alcohol - both of them cause liver damage, but the synergistic effect is more than just the sum of the two.)

lisakit From: lisakit Date: October 21st, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

*pat pat pat*

We have some everclear if you're determined to eat your stomach lining with cough medication.

The acetaminophen should actually help you sleep. Might want to try that.

{Hugs} Take care of yourself.
lisakit From: lisakit Date: October 21st, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *pat pat pat*

In case you're too brain fogged to tell, the everclear comment was sarcasm. :p
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