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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Feel like something crawling in my nose
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?
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.
Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati