Background with viruses. Rhinovirus serotype 16. A virus causes common cold and rhinitis. A model is built using data of viral macromolecular structure from Protein Data Bank (PDB 1ND2)

What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis is known to many individuals as hay fever. Researchers claim that nearly 50 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from nasal allergies. There are two types of allergic rhinitis–seasonal and perennial. Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis appear during spring, summer, and early fall. The seasonal variety is triggered by allergies from pollen, grass, trees, or airborne mold spores. Some people experience nasal allergies year round, which …