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What does it mean when my nose itches and runs and I sneeze a lot?

What does it mean when my nose itches and runs and I sneeze a lot?

Allergy: To me it sounds like you have allergic rhinitis. The symptoms are very suggestive of that disorder. Your nose membranes can react to different types of substances called allergens. They cause swelling and redness and a lot of mucus. Pollens for instance are being attacked by your bodies immune system as harmful and causing a severe inflamation. Most of us have no problem. ...Read more

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I have to sneeze about 20 times a day, and my nose itches incredibly at times, outside and lots by the hairs. Itching my head makes my nose itch also?

I have to sneeze about 20 times a day, and my nose itches incredibly at times, outside and lots by the hairs. Itching my head makes my nose itch also?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Tip of my nose itches. Not sneezing or no running nose. What could it be?

Tip of my nose itches. Not sneezing or no running nose. What could it be?

Nothing: True pathological itching of the tip of the nose can be seen almost only in start of a zona of the face or vth cranial nerve. The second would be a local contact dermatitis. I have yet to find a pathological reason other than above in a normal exam. Ignore it. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. the roof of my mouth and nose itches at the same time. sometimes I sneeze when I try to scratch with my tongue. Could this be an allergy?

Hi doctor. the roof of my mouth and nose itches at the same time. sometimes I sneeze when I try to scratch with my tongue. Could this be an allergy?

Yes: These symptoms are not uncommon among allergy sufferers exposed to high level of allergens. Try antihistamine to see if it helps If not, consider seeing an allergist since these symptoms are often very annoying. ...Read more

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My right ear itches a lot. It itches more when I have runny nose or when I'm sneezing a lot (which I do every morning). Why is it? What should I do?

My right ear itches a lot. It itches more when I have runny nose or when I'm sneezing a lot (which I do every morning). Why is it? What should I do?

Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific symptom that could be due to dry skin, yeast infection of the ear canal, allergic reaction,etc. Is there a rash? You could try occasionally applying a cortisone type cream to the itchy area. If the ear canal is itchy or peels,have a physician examine your ear to see if ear drops would help. If there are allergies,benadryl(causes drowsi'ess) or Claritin(nondrowsy) should help. ...Read more

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I have these "fits" I guess you can say where my nose itches a lot on the inside. It itches when I'm inside at school and at home. What could it be?

I have these "fits" I guess you can say where my nose itches a lot on the inside. It itches when I'm inside at school and at home. What could it be?

Allergic rhinitis: Itchy watery nose associated with sneezing is usually a symptom of allergic rhinitis. Make notes of when these symptoms occur, to help you identify what might be triggering it. Over the counter antihistamines (Zyrtec, Claritin) may help. Some people are very sensitive to fragrances and fumes, which is another cause. ...Read more

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Everytime i wake from sleep i end up with itchy nose and lots of sneezing. Think its dust allergy.house can never be free of dust though.any ideas?

Everytime i wake from sleep i end up with itchy nose and lots of sneezing. Think its dust allergy.house can never be free of dust though.any ideas?

Pets?: Is your home dusty? Do you sleep with allergy free and down free pillow. Do you have carpet or bare floor.? Do you sleep with any pets? All of these should be considered in an allergy evaluation. Is there a dusty environment where you live. Take all this information to your doctor and you may need testing. If you do not want to do this take allergy meds prior to going to sleep. ...Read more

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