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Allergies And Weird Smell In Nose
I had a cold last month, now I have this weird thing as I smell dust everywhere, my nose is blocked, I had allergies all my life. Is this serious?
Allergies: Probably not. Try irrigating the nose on both sides with saline. Add 1 tsp salt to one quart of water and get a syringe and blow it into the nose. 50 cc each side 4 to five times a day. Use Flonase I. The nose 2 Sprays twice a day each nostril and see how this works. You can try a decongestant like Sudafed for a few days for the nasal congestion. Or you can try some afrin for only a couple da ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I was born without a sense of smell and people have always told me i could regain it. But how can I regain somthing i never had? I have allergies but my nose is usually open to let air flow through. I still have my 4 other senses and they all work perfect
Excellent : Excellent question. I think you are right, if you never had the sense of smell you will likely not get it. It may be due to other problems (allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, viral damage to the olfactory nerve). Are there any other associated symptoms? Some of those problems can be treated and get you the sense of smell ...Read more
Possibly: May be allergy or a reaction to chemical irritants. Either way avoidance is the best therapy. ...Read more
Weird smell in my nose occasionally when i inhale deeply through it. Had major sinus congestion/allergies lately as well. Also have bad health anxiety?
Sinus infections: can cause foul smells.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello, I have chronic sinuses and nose allergy , now my sense of smell is on and off , why is that?
Sinuses and Smell: Nasal congestion from any cause may affect the smell and taste. The tongue only tastes sweet, salt, sour and bitter - all other "flavors" are actually smell picked up by the nose. Nasal swelling of any kind can block the olfactory areas high in the nostrils and taste diminishes. Viruses, polyps and trauma can physically damage the nerves (this can be pemanent or can improve over time). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, Everytime I smell a strong perfume and bad odor, my nose become itchy and I felt dizzy the whole day.. Is this allergy?
Yes it could: certainly be allergic or hypersensitivity reaction to the odor. Or you could just be too anxious to be rid of that smell. My suspicion is that you do have an allergy to certain floral/ natural occurring substance in that perfume, and will need to seek help with a healthcare professional for treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Anytime i smell garlic cooking my nose gets congested and i feel like its a little hard to breathe should i test for an allergy to it?
See an Allergist: for evaluation anyhow, you might not be allergic to garlic per se, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
High allergy! lost sense of smell therefore lost sense of taste.. I sneeze frequently and all wet sneezes, sensitive nose to any external stimuli.
I've had an allergy for 6 months itchy eyes. The worst part is the horrable smell i get in my nose when i bend over. I have taken loratadine 10m which does not help.
I had allergy issues last weekend soar throat stopped up nose now its better i can breathe can't smell anything unless closeup will Mucinex (guaifenesin) D help?
Yes: It would, but don't use if you have high blood pressure, and don't exceed recommended dosage, saline nasal wash helps too, wish you wellness ...Read more
Can a certain smell stick to our noses when the sense of smelling stopped long ago because of the allergy? The dettol smell is really annoying.
What would cause the interior of a nostril to smell like vinegar? I live in Jersey and I've developed allergies and the smell is seasonal.
? Chronic rhinitis: Can be due to allergies or some chronic inflammation, allergy can be due to any of the environmental allergens around, at any rate you need to be examined, your treatment and drug history taken, start with your PCP who may refer you to an ENT for further examination, if you can use saline nasal washes more often, that will help ...Read more
I smell chlorine even if i haven't been near anything with chlorine. What can this mean? My right nostril is sensitive and my allergies are bad this y
Increase smell after using flonose nasal spray. I been doing doing allergie shots i just got my last cluster shot.
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Weird smell in nose when bending over, or burping/coughing/yawning. Dr. said could be Cacosmia or a fungal infection. What is Cacosmia? He didn't say.
Imagining a bad odor: It is the imaging or perception of a bad or foul odor. It can be psychological or some times associated with a brain tumor. It also can be associated with reflux, sinus infections, or infected rhinitis. Oral hygiene problems or halitosis. See if your physician can refer you to an ENT for a check up. ...Read more
See below: Hyperosmia or increase sense of smell can be associated with a number of conditions such as: cluster headaches, migraines, adrenal cortical insufficiency, seizures, sinusitis and partial damage to the olfactory nerve, depression and other psychiatric disorders. In your case, this is lkiely due to inflammation related to your cold/sinuses. See your do if any problems result. ...Read more
I seem to have a weird chemical smell in my nose and have done since leaving the hairdressers an hour ago. I also have a headache. What could it be?
Chemical exposure: There are many chemicals in use at a hair dresser. You may have been exposed to one that is causing the continued smell which may not be in your nose, but on your hari or clothing. Many chemicals can cause headache. When you get home try Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the headache, change your clothes and take a shower, to seee if the smell goes away. ...Read more
When i get a cold some times i start to smell something weird that no one else can smell, like it's inside my nose or something how do I get rid of it?
Had this weird cold for over 3 weeks. Been having moderate chestpains for over a week (no painkillers working) also have this rotting smell in my nose?
Infection: You should see a doctor for a thorough evaluation and see if you need to have this worked up. ...Read more
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