Honestly, I bought this gel to help relieve the crushing nasal pressure and stuffiness that my summer cold had given me. For that this gel is fantastic. The cooling effect immediately relieved the tightness in my nose and finally I was able to breathe easier. My nostrils were so red and swollen from sneezing and blowing my nose I was ready to scream. The gel helped to alleviate the redness and I could wipe my nose without wanting to cry. Congestion Relief My nasal passages were so very swollen and aching form this summer cold that I literally wanted to cut my nose off of my face. I needed to feel relief without having to take so many tablets. This certainly did give me relief from the nasal congestion. Chest Congestion Relief Other than relieving my constant nasal pressure this really did not lessen any other pain. However, I was very appreciative of this gel making my nose less swollen. Relief of Aches & Pains Midway through my summer cold, my nose was literally so raw and swollen that I looked like a circus clown. Administering this spray did bring down the inflammation and made me able to blow my nose without pain and the pressure in my nose and eyes did lessen. Cough Suppression The main reason I chose this medicine was to help my sore inflamed nose. I was taking a separate medicine to help with the nagging cough. However, I do feel that once my nose felt less inflamed my nasal drip did lessen, which may have decreased my coughing. Again, you would want to take a separate medicine for any cough or congestion you are suffering from.