Rhinitis in the literal sense means inflammation of the nose. It can be broken down into allergic, non-allergic or mixed. Further this can characterized as seasonal or perennial (year long).
Allergic rhinitis includes the common environmental and food allergens. This can be quickly tested through an Allergist & Immunologist. Non allergic irritants includes changes in barometric pressure, weather changes, exposure to cold, hormonal changes, exercise, scents, perfumes, and smoke. Mixed rhinitis is a combination of the above.
Conservative and medical therapy includes nasal saline rinses, intranasal corticosteroids/antihistamines among others. If medical therapy does not help your symptoms, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive turbinate procedure.