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why do I smell metallic in my nose

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small am ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Metallic smell: May be infection/sinusitis/ mucosal breakdown w/ mild blood in rhinitis/ allergies( iron in blood is a metal and has a metallic smell) or gastric i ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Odd smell: Some medications like Metronidazole could give metallic taste and smell, then thier may be real metal or olfactory hallucination.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Probably not: You could try a sinus rinse or a saline spray for a few days. It may take time to go away.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis: This can be secondary to a sinus infection, see your doctor.
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Passing out: May be blood pressure related but suggest you go to the er to check it out
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Strange Smell: If the strange smell started after you were hit in the nose, it may be related to the blood that remained inside your nose or sinuses. If so, it shou ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
No: A metallic smell after a nose bleed is very common and means nothing. Be sure your son does not have a foreign body in the nose causing the nose blee ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Metallic taste.: Could possibly be an issue of reflux, acid coming up from the stomach creating this taste. Do you have any new medications? Had recent dental work don ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to c ur doctor: you may very well have sinusitis, that would need treatment wit Rx medicines, better see your doctor / ENT specialist, good luck

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