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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Feel like something crawling in my nose

01/05/2010

Question:

Why does it feel like something is crawling in my nose and when I blow my nose to see if it`s something in there nothing come out? I have to rub my nose in order to get from feeling like something crawling in it. Can you please tell me why?

Answer:

A dry nose (inside the nose) can be irritating and cause the sensation of "something crawling." One should try saline nasal sprays and saline nasal gels for a few days to see if the feeling goes away. If not, an ENT evaluation may be needed to look into the matter more.

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Response by:

Lee   Zimmer, MD Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati