Rhinitis is an inflammation of the lining or mucous membranes of the nose. It is not serious, but it can lead to much discomfort and inconvenience. For many people, though, it will usually clear up on its own after a few days as generally its known as a temporary condition.

However, with some people, especially those with allergies, rhinitis is a chronic problem that is nearly always present or that recurs often. Rhinitis may be caused by irritants or allergens and symptoms include:

  • repeated sneezing
  • blocked or congested nose
  • runny nose
  • itchy nose, eyes, ears or throat