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Strange smell and taste. I was cutting down a tree and a 5 inch diameter branch broke over my head. Muscles twitch randomly now also?

Strange smell and taste. I was cutting down a tree and a 5 inch diameter branch broke over my head. Muscles twitch randomly now also?

Get seen.: You had a good-sized head injury. Now you have alterations in taste and smell, indicating it affected your brain. Get evaluated today. Call your doc or, if you cannot reach within a few hours, go to an ER. Brain injuries can suddenly worsen without warning, with devastating consequences up to 1 month after a blow to the head. Do it! ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I am experiencing metallic taste in mouth and strange smell or taste.

I am experiencing metallic taste in mouth and strange smell or taste.

Metallic taste: Could be from infected/bleeding gums, food impaction areas between and around teeth, a broken/loose dental restoration, infected throat/tonsils/adenoids/sinuses, neurologic impairment, systemic disease, etc. As m metallic taste most often has an oral cavity cause, first see your Dentist. If there are no dental markers you will be referred to appropriate dental or medical specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Strange smell in nose mean infection?

Strange smell in nose mean infection?

It is possible.: A bad odor coming from any area of the body could signify an infection. Not all bad odors are a result of infections though. ...Read more

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Really raging tickle in throat on/off 4 15yr this makes me feel sick and retch sometimes accompanied by strange smell in nose. Nose continually blockd?

Really raging tickle in throat on/off 4 15yr this makes me feel sick and retch sometimes accompanied by strange smell in nose. Nose continually blockd?

Could be seallergies: Your symptoms seems to be very much as " seasonal allergic rhinitis" or inflammation of sinus due to exposure to spring pollen! depends on your local area - pollen saturation in the air is high between february to july! You may try otc antihistamine as Allegra, nasal saline rinses to " flush nasal passages "! if more symptoms persists you may see your doc to prescribe more effective medication. ...Read more

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Strange smell in my nose, infection?

Strange smell in my nose, infection?

Maybe.: Sinus infection often causes you to have a change in your sense of smell and can cause bad breath. ...Read more

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I had a septoplasty 7 months ago and I have a strange smell up my nose. What could it be?

I had a septoplasty 7 months ago and I have a strange smell up my nose. What could it be?

Follow up surgeon: Foul smell may be indicative of an infection, which can really only be diagnosed by a comprehensive exam. Other possibilities include sinus infections which may be unrelated to your septoplasty and can be evaluated by a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a strange smell in my nose and wonder if it could be a chemical sensitivity. It seems to be triggered by smells (exhaust) and lingers for weeks?

I have a strange smell in my nose and wonder if it could be a chemical sensitivity. It seems to be triggered by smells (exhaust) and lingers for weeks?

Chemical not likely: The most likely reason for a persistent strange smell is a chronic sinus infection. Less likely are injuries to the olfactory nerves. Chemical sensitivity is not likely. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose?

Can sinus infection cause a strange smell in the nose?

Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick mucous, your smell receptors in the nose don't work as well; and (2) if bacteria are present along with purulent drainage, the germs in this carry their own rather unpleasant odor. Sinus infections can also be a cause of bad breath. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing strange smell. When she cries she smells chlorine. So strong it makes her nose and eyes burn.?

My Daughter is experiencing strange smell. When she cries she smells chlorine. So strong it makes her nose and eyes burn.?

Chlorine: Is a harsh chemical, often found in bleach and pool chemicals. Please check your home for any fumes. This chemical will cause burning of eyes, throat and chest. Having said that, if you can't smell it, it's most likely not there ...Read more

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Hi, I keep having a clear watery liquid come into my mouth from my nose an it tastes like what cow muck smells like, what could it be please?

Hi, I keep having a clear watery liquid come into my mouth from my nose an it tastes like what cow muck smells like, what could it be please?

Sinus Drainage: If you have a sinus infection you get drainage from your nose into the back of your throat.
Try drinking tea - green or black - with lemon and honey. More suggestions at
www. Grossaninstitute. Com ...Read more

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I have odd smells in nose n odd tastes in mouth dry eyes and sinuses?

I have odd smells in nose n odd tastes in mouth dry eyes and sinuses?

Dry mucous membranes: When the mouth or nose gets dry normally present bacteria types can change which in turn may effect taste and smell. Some medications and allergies can cause these findings as well. An autoimmune process called Sjogren's can do this and can be serious. Taste and smell changes can occur if the hippocampus part of the brain is disrupted. You should see your doctor and be examined and tested. ...Read more

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For 2+ yrs -- I blow my nose and get a rancid smell/ taste in my mouth. Everything smells and tastes rotten. Neti pot helps w filtered h20. HELP!

For 2+ yrs -- I blow my nose and get a rancid smell/ taste in my mouth. Everything smells and tastes rotten. Neti pot helps w filtered h20. HELP!

Check for sinusitis: It appears that you may have a chronic sinus infection. See an ENT doctor to get this checked out. ...Read more

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Had a cold last week. Nothing taste right. Foul smell in nose and bad taste lingering in mouth. What could this be? Even prepared and milk taste bad

Infection: You may have a bacterail infection, possibly a sinus infection with some of your symptoms. See a dr. To get clinically evaluated and then the proper treatment would follow. Good luck. ...Read more

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On and off for two weeks I have had a metallic smell and taste in my mouth and nose. I was taking a multivitamin and mineral and also magnesium.?

On and off for two weeks I have had a metallic smell and taste in my mouth and nose. I was taking a multivitamin and mineral and also magnesium.?

Many causes: Could be the supplements you are taking. Could also be change in other medications or OTCs, bleeding (infected) gums, abscessed teeth, post-nasal drip, diet change, circadian rhythm change, allergy, etc. See both your Denist and your Physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I have this problem in mouth and nose I smell and taste metal. It usually occurs when I sneeze, laugh too hard or breath heavily.

Hello, I have this problem in mouth and nose I smell and taste metal. It usually occurs when I sneeze, laugh too hard or breath heavily.

Oral Hygiene: Sometimes bacteria trapped in the throat and tonsils and tongue can give a metal taste sensation. Brush regularly, gargle, and use a tongue scraper. If the problem persists, consider seeing a dentist. There are other causes for this, but they would not generally be triggered by the things that do this to you (sneeze, laugh). ...Read more

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I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

I have had a bad taste in my mouth and smell a gross scent. I am getting a mucus from my nose which is grey. I have alsohad a fever for two days. I do not smoke. What could it be?

Possible sinusitis: Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, I would favor a bacterial infection. You should see md. ...Read more

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Have some foul smell in nose and taste in mouth. Tonsil infection or sinus problem?

Have some foul smell in nose and taste in mouth. Tonsil infection or sinus problem?

Foul smell: Foul smell in nose/mouth can be caused by both sinus/tonsil infection. With sinus infection one has nasal congestion with thick yellow/green nasal discharge/post nasal drip
with tonsil infection one has sore throat. ...Read more

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Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Hi I asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?

Infected Tooth: Abscessed maxillary (upper) posterior tooth perhaps. Were any diagnostic films taken and were you given any recommendations or an rx at all? ...Read more

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I don't drink beer. Would being around friends who are drinking and I inhale or can taste the smell in my mouth or nose, would it get me buzzed?

I don't drink beer. Would being around friends who are drinking and I inhale or can taste the smell in my mouth or nose, would it get me buzzed?

No you would: Need to ingest the beer to become intoxicated. Just being in it's presence would not lead to inebriation. ...Read more

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At night nose burns smell grease as if I left oven on but did not. Have a broken off tooth, metallic taste in mouth. Just off antibiotic. Causes?

At night nose burns smell grease as if I left oven on but did not. Have a broken off tooth, metallic taste in mouth. Just off antibiotic. Causes?

Some thoughts...: The infection, sinusitis, decay from the tooth, dry mouth, the antibiotic, plus a host of other factors can all be contributing to your symptoms. Have your dentist restore that rotten tooth and any other dental issues you might have. Then, if your problem (s) persist, see your PCP. ...Read more

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I can't taste anything since 3 weeks, my nose isn't stuffy and I can smell fine. No other significant symptoms. No numbness of tongue etc.

I can't taste anything since 3 weeks, my nose isn't stuffy and I can smell fine. No other significant symptoms. No numbness of tongue etc.

Loss of taste: Many meds can cause loss of taste. Please look up all the medicines OTC stuff you are taking and see if lose of taste is listed. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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My nose started dripping clear, no smell but taste salty, I never injured my head?

My nose started dripping clear, no smell but taste salty, I never injured my head?

See an ENT: It could be nothing but as you are alluding to, clear salty fluid coming from the nose is concerning for spinal fluid. If you have enough coming out, I would get a sealable small clean dry and catch as many drops as you can so they can run a beta-2-transferrin test on it. You will need about 1/2 a teaspoon worth of fluid to test it. Of course it could just be allergies or a cold! ...Read more

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On day5 of a nasty cold. Cannot breathe out of my nose at all, smell or taste! Lots of pressure in head & ears. Sudafed & Afrin not helping. Any sugg?

Cold: I would head to an urgent care center or depending on the state you reside in, attempt a consult with one of the docs for medication. Till then continue the over the counter meds, nasal wash, etc. ...Read more

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20days cough, bad smell from nose, bitter taste mucus from throat. Night @11p.M to 6a.M again 10a.M. Now no-cough, no head ache. What is the problem?

20days cough, bad smell from nose, bitter taste mucus from throat. Night @11p.M to 6a.M again 10a.M. Now no-cough, no head ache. What is the problem?

Possibly...: This may be a case of a sinus infection, possibly due to a bacterial infection. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment because you may need antibiotic therapy. You also need to quit smoking and your doctor can help you with this as well. ...Read more

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