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Your Nose Itch May Also be Known as:
Allergic rhinitis
Allergies
Hay fever
Head itchiness
Head itching
Head itchy
Head scratchiness
Head scratching
Head scratchy
Inflamed nose

Top 5 Nose Itch Causes

  1. 1.New - Onset Seasonal Allergies

    Allergic rhinitis, is an overreaction by the immune system to allergens in the air. While pollen often causes allergies, other culprits include dust, animal dander, and mold.

    Despite being quite bothersome, allergies are a benign condition that can be treated at home. Symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. If possible, avoid the triggering allergen. Over-the-counter antihistamines like loratidine (Claritin), or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may be helpful.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, congestion, cough with dry or watery sputum, mucous dripping in the back of the throat, fatigue
    Symptoms that never occur with new-onset seasonal allergies:
    fever, chills, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Nose

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    You can safely treat this condition on at home. The main treatment for this disease is to avoid the substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Moisturizer can also be helpful to provide relief for your inflamed skin.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nose itch, nose redness, scabbed area of the nose
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the nose:
    nose redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Non - Allergic Rhinitis

    Nonallergic rhinitis is a medical condition which involves chronic (persistent) sneezing and having a runny, congested nose without any apparent cause. While the symptoms of nonallergic rhinitis are similar to those of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), there is no allergic reaction. Nonallergic rhinitis can be triggered by certain odors, weather changes, medications, or foods.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own by avoiding triggers of the symptoms, and also taking steps to relieve the symptoms once they appear. Symptom relief can be helped by rinsing nasal passages using a squeeze bottle (included in saline kits), blowing the nose regularly, getting an air humidifier for home use, and staying hydrated. You should not overuse nasal decongestants, as this may actually worsen your symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    congestion, mucous dripping in the back of the throat, runny nose, frequent sneezing, eye itch
    Symptoms that never occur with non-allergic rhinitis:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Chronic Allergies

    Allergies are an overreaction by the immune system to something that does not bother most other people. Many people who have allergies are sensitive to pollen, but other things such as dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and mold can also cause a reaction.

    Allergies are a benign (but annoying!) condition, that can cause symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. Treat by avoiding what you're allergic to, or with an over-the-counter medication such as loratidine (Claritin), or diphenhydramine (Benadryl).

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, trouble sleeping, runny nose, cough with dry or watery sputum
    Symptoms that never occur with chronic allergies:
    fever, chills, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Dermatofibroma of the Nose

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nose itch, small nose lump, pink or red nose bump, painful nose lump, marble-size nose lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Nose Itch

  • Q.Is your nose itchiness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our nose itch symptom checker.

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Nose Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced nose itch have also experienced:

    • 9% Runny Nose
    • 8% Frequent Sneezing
    • 5% Congestion
  • People who have experienced nose itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Less Than a Day
    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 18% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced nose itch were most often matched with:

    • 8% New - Onset Seasonal Allergies
    • 7% Non - Allergic Rhinitis
    • 5% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Nose

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