A large part of the population suffers from nasal congestion and rhinitis, which makes breathing difficult. Nasal congestion is a common medical condition that often means a reduced quality of life due to loss of sleep and resulting fatigue. Nasal congestion can have many different causes including allergy, non-allergic reaction, infection and physical blockages of the nasal passages.

Treatments offered are antihistamines, corticosteroids or surgical procedures or a combination, which are costly, may have disadvantages and do not guarantee appropriate relief. Long-term use of decongestant nasal spray can itself give rise to chronic nasal congestion, so called Rhinitis medicamentosa.