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strange smell in my nose

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe.: Sinus infection often causes you to have a change in your sense of smell and can cause bad breath.

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Chemical not likely: The most likely reason for a persistent strange smell is a chronic sinus infection. Less likely are injuries to the olfactory nerves. Chemical sensit ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Look inside: You should have a doctor look inside your nose. To make sure you don't have an infection or a foreign body in the nose.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It is possible.: A bad odor coming from any area of the body could signify an infection. Not all bad odors are a result of infections though.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Chlorine: is a harsh chemical, often found in bleach and pool chemicals. Please check your home for any fumes. This chemical will cause burning of eyes, throat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Could be seallergies: Your symptoms seems to be very much as " seasonal allergic rhinitis" or inflammation of sinus due to exposure to spring pollen ! depends on your local ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Get seen.: You had a good-sized head injury. Now you have alterations in taste and smell, indicating it affected your brain. Get evaluated today. Call your doc ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal odor ?'s: Unfamiliar odor or unpleasant odors generally mean a vaginal infection. See your gyn physician for an exam and cultures to manage treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Plastic: The smell is probably coming from the plastic tubes, oxygen should have no smell otherwise.

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