Steam has been used for hundreds of years as a therapy for treating congestion, cold and various ailments of the nose, throat and upper respiratory area. Steam inhalers today have very convenient, it instantly create steam that can be inhaled for the effect. Steam inhalers are very easy to use. They have a small plastic receptacle for water and need to be plugged in to instantly produce steam. Doctors all over the world recommend steam as a natural decongestant for anyone who is suffering from congestion, cold or having trouble with sinusitis. A steam inhaler essentially gives off a fine mist of steam that easily reaches the inner areas of the nose, sinuses and the throat. This steam provides effective and quick relief to the person who inhales it. The steam when it reaches the upper respiratory system relives inflammation and congestion. It moistens dry nasal passages, and thins and loosens thick mucous, so that the congestion gets cleared more easily.