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The middle of my nose hurts when pressed and it is quite itchy

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The middle of my nose hurts when pressed and it is quite itchy inside. I sneeze quite often and sometimes my eyes are itchy as well, what can this be?
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How long has this been going on for?

Do you have any other symptoms?

Is the itch on the outside of your nose or inside?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

about a week ago I woke up with really dry and stuffy nose then it was itchy all day. I may have rubbed under my nose because of the itch. Then it started to hurt


when I press it. I don't have any other symptoms except for some sneezing and headache at my forehead. I don't have any medical condition and usually quite healthy.


Thank you for that extra information.

This sounds like some sort of allergic reaction. Since, from what you have posted, you do not have any problems breathing, I think you can try some home treatment.

First, I suggest you get a humidifier for your bedroom and other room that you may spend a large amount of time in.

Also, get a small jar of Vaseline jelly. Put some on a qtip and, carefully and gently, put a small amount of Vaseline inside the tip of your nose. Do not go deep!

You should also take some OTC medicine such as claritin-D.

If this doesn't make things better in a few days you should consult your doctor.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your reply, I wonder why my nose is tender to the touch as this has never happened before. Do you think it a reaction to something new? I used to be allergic to moist air and get really swollen nose on the inside

that it was hard to breathe. Now it feels hollow but it hurts when I put my shades on, what do you think?


I think it might just be the dryness at this point and allergies.

But, if this home therapy doesn't work, it would be helpful to have the inside of your nose looked at by a doctor on the rare, and off-chance, there is something wrong up there.

I am glad that there is no bleeding or other symptoms, which makes me more confident that you can fix this at home.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you for the advice, I'll try that and hope it gets better.