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Old 25th May 2014, 01:50 PM
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I thought you can get fishermans friend almost everywhere. Have you checked the pharmacy sections in supermarkets and pharmacies elsewhere?
I had no luck either in the "strepsil" section, neither in the candy section.
I have tried the big Al Wasl Waitrose, Union Coop, convenience store.

I don't go around for groceries often outside of the small convenience store of my tower, so should anyone have a pointer thanks for letting me know.

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Proper Fish & Chips... Sigh...
Tried it at McGettigans at JLT ? Either that or at Byblos Hotel bar somewhere near Media City ?

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Any tip on where to find very strong lozenges/mints, like this one for example Throat Lozenges for Sore Throats and Coughs | Fishermans Friend ?

I can't find any, and brands like "Halls" here are watered down and don't carry the same strong taste.
Just gargle with Dettol. It's pretty much the same thing as a Fisherman's Friend.

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Just gargle with Dettol. It's pretty much the same thing as a Fisherman's Friend.
Even if Dettol came in the licorice-mint flavour, I'd still prefer a good old candy like the Fisherman's Friend, as I believe that the proliferation of disinfectants product even in uncalled for applications (like Strepsil) is bad for us.

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Even if Dettol came in the licorice-mint flavour, I'd still prefer a good old candy like the Fisherman's Friend, as I believe that the proliferation of disinfectants product even in uncalled for applications (like Strepsil) is bad for us.
I couldn't believe you can use Dettol to gargle but I googled it and, seemingly, you can, but just the thought of it makes me feel quite queasy. We always used TCP, an antiseptic, when I was a kid.

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I couldn't believe you can use Dettol to gargle but I googled it and, seemingly, you can, but just the thought of it makes me feel quite queasy. We always used TCP, an antiseptic, when I was a kid.

That's scary. I thought it was pretty obvious I was joking.

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That's scary. I thought it was pretty obvious I was joking.
Obviously, for me at least, it wasn't and, like I said, I googled it and you can - ugh!

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I couldn't believe you can use Dettol to gargle but I googled it and, seemingly, you can, but just the thought of it makes me feel quite queasy. We always used TCP, an antiseptic, when I was a kid.
Well: listerine for example is just a hospital super-strong disinfectant to wash surfaces, diluted a bit and with flavour you can sell it as a mouthwash with a nice markup.

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Well: listerine for example is just a hospital super-strong disinfectant to wash surfaces, diluted a bit and with flavour you can sell it as a mouthwash with a nice markup.
Now I know why THAT tastes so disgusting!

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Now I know why THAT tastes so disgusting!
Listerine was first created in 19th century as a surgical antiseptic. Then sold as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea

Wasn't until the 1920's they first thought to try and use it as mouthwash.

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