Sinusitis and rhinitis is inflammation of the nose and its connected sinus cavities. There can be many causes of these conditions, varying from infections to allergies.
Sinusitis is very common in people that suffer from allergies. People may describe allergic sinusitis as a runny or stuffy nose without fever or infected appearing nasal drainage. These symptoms can be present constantly or they may come and go at certain times of the year. Either way, having a constantly runny nose or stuffy nose can quickly become a nuisance and adversely inhibit a person’s ability to function in daily life.
The severity of your allergic sinusitis can vary based on the severity of your allergies. You may only suffer from a runny nose during the springtime. This may indicate that you are allergic to certain tree pollens that only bloom in the spring. On the other hand, you may have a stuffy nose all year long. This may indicate that you are allergic to something like dust (really dust mites), which is present year-around.