Itching in the nose is a condition characterized by a sensation of tingling localized in the organ in charge of smell. It is not a disorder in itself, but a symptom of the presence of other disorders. The itching of the nose can be divided into two types: internal and external. Often the cause of itching inside the nose is an allergic reaction (respiratory allergies), a cold and, in general, infections of the upper airways such as rhinitis and sinusitis may occur with the stinging sensation in the nose.

Among conditions that can give rise to itching on the outer surface there are, however, skin diseases such as eczema and dermatitis.

Herpes simplex may instead occur both inside and outside of the nose.


What kind of diseases can be associated with itchy nose?

The following diseases may be associated with itchy nose:

  • Respiratory allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Herpes zoster
  • Herpes simplex
  • Influence
  • Cold
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for itchy nose?

Because the diseases associated with itching of the nose are diverse, to develop remedies that can solve or alleviate the condition is critical to identify the pathology that underlies it and act on this. In case of itch inside your nose you should humidify the environments where you stay and where you sleep and avoid staying in places with smoke and dust.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of itchy nose?

In case of already diagnosed illnesses (see list of associated diseases).