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Nasal congestion is one of the most common and frequent complaints that humans have. Various things cause the irritation or constriction of the nasal cavity such as (not all causes):
>Colds, Influenza, Sinusitis
>Nonallergic Rhinitis/ Vasomotor Rhinitis (VMR)
>Dry Air (Mayo Clinic Source)
Competitors to Oxyspan
People suffering from Nasal Septum Deviation (80% pop.), Snoring (25% pop. habitually), Sinusitis (12.1% pop.), Nasal Turbinate Hypertrophy.
People with congestion from the Common Cold/Flu, allergies, and dry air.
1. Nasal spray composition and method for treating rhinitis, sinusitis or both
Patent Number: WO2008070264A3
Original Assignee: Kent A Knauer Univ Case Western Reserve
Original file date: 2008-06-12
Summary: This patent has claims on the use of a solution containing oxymetazoline in the treatment of nasal congestion, rhinitis, and sinusitis. The decongestant is administered through the nostril by means of a spray.
2. Stent for splinting a nasal passage
Patent number: US20140018839A1
Original Assignees: Peter RennerKlaus DüringJoachim Georg PfefferNasib Dlaikan-Campos
Original file date: 2014-01-16
Summary: This patent makes claims to an insertable nose stent. Specifically it claims the elongation ability of the material and the wired braid lattice. It also claims the procedure for insertion.
C. (2018, January 03). Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Retrieved January 24, 2018, from http://www.entnet.org/content/snoring-and-sleep-apnea
C. (2018, January 03). Stuffy Nose. Retrieved January 24, 2018, from http://www.entnet.org/content/stuffy-nose
Chronic Sinusitis. (2017, March 31). Retrieved January 24, 2018, from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/sinuses.htm
Deviated Septum Relief - Nasal Aid Relieves Deviated Septum | Max-Air Nose Cones ® | Sinus Cones ® the best nasal cones to relieve deviated septum, stop snoring, remedy sinusitis, and relieve blocked noses. 1-800-797-036. (n.d.). Retrieved January 24, 2018, from https://www.maxairnosecones.com/deviated-septum-relief/
Nasal congestion: More than a stuffy nose. (2018, January 11). Retrieved January 24, 2018, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/nasal-congestion/basics/causes/sym-20050644
RespiFacile® a reusable, Hi-Tech nasal dilator to improve your breathing. (n.d.). Retrieved January 24, 2018, from http://www.respifacile.com/reusable-nasal-dilator
What is AIRMAX™ Nasal Dilator? (n.d.). Retrieved January 24, 2018, from https://airmaxnasaldilator.com/
“The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent.” Alaxo GmbH: New Stent- Based Therapies for Treatment of Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Decreased Nasal Breathing, www.alaxo.com/alaxolito_eng.html.