The FDA announced that consumers should stop using one of my favorite products, the over-the-counter cold remedy Zicam, because it can cause a loss of smell in some people.
Guess who's a little skeptical?
I've used Zicam every time I've started to notice a cold coming on. And every time, it has made the cold go away within a day or two. As for this chick, she doesn't seem to be too informed on how to even use the product. You're not supposed to swab "a few times." With homeopathic remedies, you must treat early and regularly. You're also not supposed to shove it up your nasal cavity. You're supposed to just touch it to the slightest inner part of your nose. Read the directions.
While we must be VERY wary of herbal remedies (because they are not regulated), this particular "scare" reeks of interference from some big pharmaceutical companies who were probably losing money on the chemical-rich "remedies" they are manufacturing.
Of course, maybe they can't smell the rat. But I could. And I use Zicam!
Have you guys used it? Have you had any bad side effects? Let's discuss.