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5 Potential Nose Itch Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  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.

    Allergies are often seasonal.

    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, yellow-green runny nose, 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.

    1-2 days

    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.

    Long-term condition but may go away without treatment.

    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, sinus pain, facial fullness or pressure
    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.

    Seasonal

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, trouble sleeping, runny nose, congestion
    Symptoms that never occur with chronic allergies:
    fever, yellow-green runny nose, 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

    Resolves with treatment

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Nose Itch

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Are you experiencing chills?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Do you have a stuffy nose?

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Nose Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced nose itch have also experienced:

    • 10% Runny Nose
    • 8% Frequent Sneezing
    • 5% Nose Irritation / Inflammation
  • People who have experienced nose itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Day
    • 28% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced nose itch were most often matched with:

    • 17% New - Onset Seasonal Allergies
    • 10% Non - Allergic Rhinitis
    • 9% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Nose
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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