Common symptoms of sinus rhinitis include sneezing, an itching nose, watery eyes, coughing, facial pain and a runny nose. This condition may cause swelling and inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses, according to WebMD.
Sinus rhinitis occurs when the immune system overreacts against noninfectious substances such as animal hair, plant pollen, medicine and spores from molds and fungi. Having asthma and a blood relative with asthma or allergies are the common risk factors. This condition may also occur when the blood vessels in the nose expand, making fluid and blood fill the nasal lining. Ways of preventing symptoms of sinus rhinitis include reducing exposure to allergens and avoiding overuse of nasal decongestants, reports Mayo Clinic.