A 25-year-old female asked:
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what can cause a hightened sense of smell? no infection no truma

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Dr. Sunil Ummat
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
unusual: A heightened sense of smell can occur in various neurological diseases, tumors in the brain and low grade sinus infections. Some medications might cause an altered sense of smell as well. I would seek help from an ENT specialist to help sort out this problem. You may need to obtain and MRI to assess the brain and the area where the smell fibers come into the nose.
Answered on Oct 7, 2016
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