more so when you're just slightly sick, cuz you still have to function, rather than being hella sick and being able to skip work n school etc. i have a sore throat and my nose is congested all to hell. but my mom gave me this spray stuff "phenyleprine hydrochloride" and you spray it up your nose and it clears up your nose almost instantly. i woke up this mornin and could NOT breathe out of my nose. i tried blowing it but that just made a mess and didn't help any. my mom gave me this stuff, i used it and voila i could breathe out of my nose like never before :hug: yayz!