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I smell exhaust fumes when no one else does

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you are the only one who is smelling exhaust fumes, then this might be a sign of a chronic nasal / sinus infection. Rarely, this could be caused by ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: See your doctor. Have him look in your nose. And consider a ct scan of your head, .

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Commentary: The foul smells are not specific in any way for MS, but could be auras for partial complex seizures, but more likely represents nasal and sinus proble ... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: but not "characteristic:" Check this out with your Neurologist! Sounds like "Temporal Lobe"symptomatology" Hope this helps! Dr Z
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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Aberrant smell sense: Smell disorders have many causes eg upper respiratory infection, injury, polyps in the nasal cavities, sinus infections, hormonal disturbances, denta ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Olfactory aura: Distortions of your ability to smell can be seen with migraine headaches. Please see this link: http://www.migraine-aura.com/content/e27891/e27265/e2 ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some possibilities: One who keeps smelling exhaust fumes, as a new symptom, can look into several possibilities. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and then an ENT docto ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The major toxin in exhaust fumes is carbon monoxide which is highly toxic to humans.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dysosmia: That is the term used for an abnormal smell that isn't actually present. This could indicate that there is a nasal or sinus problem. However, thi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
In an enclosed place: Outdoors, it is unlikely to happen. In an enclosed place, such as a garage (or if you run your engine while fully encased in snow), it is more likely ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Exhaust fumes: You should bring this to the attention of your boss. Surely she/he would send you to a doctor who will care for you. Please let me know what is found ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Very brief exposure to helicopter exhaust fumes will not harm your pregnancy. You were probably exposed to more exhaust fumes driving to work then the ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
SINUSITIS/YES: Sinusitis with inflammation infection and swelling of the sinuses can irritate the surrounding nerves And give the tingling sensation&headaches.Al ... Read More
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