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A 47-year-old male asked:

i smell gas in my nose for the past couple weeks i have had i might still have a sinus infec.take amox.500 mg only 2 so far.can this be a brain tumor?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Doubt: Jumping to the conclusion of brain tumor is extreme, especially with lack of any other symptoms. However, sinusitis is a reasonable assumption to treat in cases of cacosmia (strange smell). Continue to follow with your doctor as he works through this. As you alluded, 2 doses is too early.
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Gas smell: First of all, make absolutely sure there is not a gas smell in the house. Leave the house if you live alone and have the gas company check the house. If you live with others, and they do not notice the gas smell, you have a smell distortion and should have this checked by an ENT doctor. The ENT can scope your nose and check it to make sure there is not any issue with the nose at the skull base.

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