|Rhinitis is a medical condition that describes inflammation of the nose. Inflammation occurs as a result of the production of large amounts of mucous caused by bacteria, viruses and irritants such as airborne allergens, dust and debris. These irritants trigger the release of histamine.
When the nose is irritated, the mucous then becomes thick and yellowish in color and may flow to the front and back of the nose and throat It also affects the eyes and may even cause ear problems, as well as sleeping and learning difficulties. It is estimated that more than fifty million Americans suffer from rhinitis.