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Sprayed my kitchen with roach spray and the smell irratated my nose and made me cough I got fresh air and feel better my nose is ichy can this hurt me?

Sprayed my kitchen with roach spray and the smell irratated my nose and made me cough I got fresh air and feel better my nose is ichy can this hurt me?

Spray: Probably no issues. I would drink lots of water and use a saline spray in your nose. If the cough persists then check it out with your doctor ...Read more

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Can nasal spray decongestants alter sense of smell and taste? I have had a cold and now I can't smell or taste anything! My nose is no longer blocked.

Can nasal spray decongestants alter sense of smell and taste? I have had a cold and now I can't smell or taste anything! My nose is no longer blocked.

Probably the cold: The sprays and decongestants usually do not have any effect on smell and taste. It's usually the cold virus that can cause inflammation in the upper nose leading to decreased sense of smell and then decreased taste. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Increased sense of smell after flunose spray. Everything I smell gives a migraine also burning inside nose?

Increased sense of smell after flunose spray. Everything I smell gives a migraine also burning inside nose?

Need more info?: What is your migraine/headache history? How old are you? What are you taking (meds?) Supplements? Past medical/ social/ sexual/ family histories? Do you work with an ENT doctor or your PCP? What have they offered? This in not normal to have burning in your nose all the time. Please provide so we can help you. ...Read more

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Has anyone experience bad smells coming from their nose after using prescription q nasl nasal steroid spray?

Has anyone experience bad smells coming from their nose after using prescription q nasl nasal steroid spray?

Yes: Yes, one side effect of steroid nasal sprays is an alteration in smell and sometimes taste. If it's too bothersome, you might try a different steroid nasal spray, but keep in mind that they can all do it. You might just have better luck with something else, so it could be worth a try...... ...Read more

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From burning in the nose of nasal spray I lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and I get the sense back?

From burning in the nose of nasal spray I lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and I get the sense back?

No guarantees.: See an ENT or allergist for a thorough evaluation. Best wishes! http://www.M. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anosmia-loss-of-smell. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 44 have blocked nose can't smell or taste for 9 weeks now, tried nasal sprays etc not worked any advice please feel pressure on bridge nose?

Hi I'm 44 have blocked nose can't smell or taste for 9 weeks now, tried nasal sprays etc not worked any advice please feel pressure on bridge nose?

See an ear, nose: And throat specialist. I don't know which nasal sprays you have tried; there may be others you haven't. Also, a specialist may be able to look with a scope to see what's going on. ...Read more

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After spraying my nose with Afrin Nasal Spray for congestion I cannot smell anything. Even the most the strongest perfumes Or food?

After spraying my nose with Afrin Nasal Spray for congestion I cannot smell anything. Even the most the strongest perfumes Or food?

A thought: Loss of smell (and possible cause of congestion to begin with) could implicate the presence of nasal polyps. These are growths caused by various types of inflammation and should be treated with medicine to reduce their size and restore nasopharyngeal health. An Allergist can help. ...Read more

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I have a cold, & Today I used afrin nasal spray 3 times in a row to relieve the WORST stuffy nose ever. Am I at risk For losing my sense of smell?

I have a cold, & Today I used afrin nasal spray 3 times in a row to relieve the WORST stuffy nose ever. Am I at risk For losing my sense of smell?

No you are not: You fefinitely exceeded the usual recommended dose, and try not to do it again, you can try saline nasal washes more frequently besides the decongestant nasal spray. Usually it isn't recommended to take nasal decongestants more than 3 -4 days, if your congestion persists or is recurrent, please see your doctor ...Read more

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I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed?

I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed?

See ENT: It is unusual for fluticasone to cause dryness in the nose. You need to make sure that you are aiming the spray towards the lateral side of the nose and not straight in. Consider trying other nasal steroid options. If the problem persists, see an ENT. If you were much older or have had turbinates reduced, then I would consider dryness as the issue and use saline spray instead. ...Read more

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Can zicam nasal spray really make u lose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Can zicam nasal spray really make u lose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Yes and ? permanent: According to the FDA warning earlier in 2009, Zicam can cause long-lasting loss of sense of smell and can be permanent. Kindly avoid using it, many other remedies are available, ask your doctor ...Read more

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How to deal with loss of smell and taste from afrin nasal spray?

Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline): Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline) and drink plenty of water. Hopefully the medications side effects (if indeed caused by afrin (oxymetazoline)) will eventaully resolve, and your sense of taste and smell may come back. If this persisits, see an ear nose and throat dr. For an eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have lost almost all of my sense of smell since I used afrin nasal spray three months ago. What do I do?

I have lost almost all of my sense of smell since I used afrin nasal spray three months ago. What do I do?

Loss of sense smell: If you are still using afrin (oxymetazoline) or nose spray you must stop it, as it is habit-forming and causes irritation to nose. You need to consult with your doctor about loss of sense of smell. ...Read more

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My aunt have lost the sense of smell since one month. Doctor have prescribed floresp nasal spray but no improvement. Is there any home remedies.

My aunt have lost the sense of smell since one month. Doctor have prescribed floresp nasal spray but no improvement. Is there any home remedies.

Loss of Smell sense: You are a Caring Niece!
Diagnosis needs to be made for right treatment.
Have your Aunt be seen by ENT Specialist for
• Acute sinusitis • Influenza (flu)
• Hay fever • Non-allergic rhinitis
• Chemical exposures insecticides or solvents
Consult a Neurologist for • Diabetes • High BP medications
• Zinc deficiency
• Alzheimer's • Aging
Have Treatment based upon Diagnosis ...Read more

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There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?

There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?

No, don't use it: Get a new one, fungus can grow easily on steroid sprays, keep using the saline nasal washes, if you don't improve on flonase OTC, you need to get seen, mind you read the labels carefully on how to use it ...Read more

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Cause? Recurring infect been on antibiotic shot&pills2×'s & steriods&steriod spray rotten smells back on same side w/presure in head drainage raw throa

Cause? Recurring infect been on antibiotic shot&pills2×'s & steriods&steriod spray rotten smells back on same side w/presure in head drainage raw throa

Culture: You may need to take culture sensitivity test to antibiotics. Apparently you infection is not responding. Talk to prescribing physician or see ent. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of nasal polyps and restore my sense of smell? I've used every spray/antihistamine under the sun, no luck

How can I get rid of nasal polyps and restore my sense of smell? I've used every spray/antihistamine under the sun, no luck

See your doctor: Your doctor can evaluate your problem. If your lack of smell is not a neurological issue she can refer you to an ENT if needed. Hope it goes well. ...Read more

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Can't even smell strong perfume at all. I have been using beconase and sudafed nasal sprays, could they have caused my insensitivity?

Can't even smell strong perfume at all. I have been using beconase and sudafed nasal sprays, could they have caused my insensitivity?

Cannot smell : Usually if people have noticed that they cannot smell it can be due to various reasons. I would recommend to see your doctor to evaluate. In medical terms this is called anosmia. ...Read more

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I have bad breath I can't smell. Brush floss nightly. No cavities or gum disease. Have tried nasal washes and saline spray. Any suggestions?

I have bad breath I can't smell. Brush floss nightly. No cavities or gum disease. Have tried nasal washes and saline spray. Any suggestions?

2 ideas: If you have ruled out dental or gingival disease as a cause of you halitosis, consider 1.) LPR or high acid reflux and 2.) chronic tonsillitis in which there are food particles caught in the crypts of the tonsils. The latter is a common cause of bad breath even in the absence of infection. ...Read more

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Can a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a steroid nasal spray like fluticasone taken too much over time cause loss of smell and taste?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is not a nasal decongestant. It is same as Guaifenesin or plain Robitussin which is a mucolytic or expectorant. Chronic nasal congestion can make you lose sense of taste and smell, and likely not the medicines. ...Read more

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My sister complains of her nose and breath smelling constantly, what could this be from? The foul smells in her nose bug her more than anything

Sinusitis: Sounds like sinusitis to me. How long has she had these symptoms? Does she have history of nose allergy? Any condition that blocks off the sinus drainage channels, including colds, allergies, non-allergic rhinitis, deviated nasal septum and nasal polyps, can cause sinusitis. You typically get thick, yellow, foul-smelling discharge, nasal obstruction and pressure around eyes, nose and forehead. ...Read more

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One of the rooms in my house smells of bug spray because I sprayed Wilson One Shot, I am sleeping in the room next to it, which does smell, safe?

One of the rooms in my house smells of bug spray because I sprayed Wilson One Shot, I am sleeping in the room next to it, which does smell, safe?

Exposure: If possible you should avoid inhaling air from that room until the odor has dissipated. I assume you closed the door to that room and opened its window to expedite the process of clearing the air. Perhaps there are warnings on the bug spray can giving you more advice. ...Read more

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I was trying to get small bugs out of my nose so I grabbed a bobby pin and body spray. Stuck up my nose. Bled. Experiencing numbness in face. Help?

I was trying to get small bugs out of my nose so I grabbed a bobby pin and body spray. Stuck up my nose. Bled. Experiencing numbness in face. Help?

Amphetamine?: Please go see your doctor today. Not the er. Your family doctor. If you, by chance, have been using amphetamines please admit that to your doctor as well. ...Read more

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My bug spray container dropped and exploded. It made my head hurt & I almost threw up but I didn't leave intill the bug was dead. Is this bad.?

My bug spray container dropped and exploded. It made my head hurt & I almost threw up but I didn't leave intill the bug was dead. Is this bad.?

Not awful: It is better to minimize exposure to toxins such as this. When in doubt, get away and call poison control and tell them precisely what you have been exposed to. Sounds like you got away with something but be more careful next time. ...Read more