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What does the smell of toast or smoke in the nostrils mean when there are not any odors in the room to cause the scent?

What does the smell of toast or smoke in the nostrils mean when there are not any odors in the room to cause the scent?

Couple things: Could be that you inhaled those substances recently and they just made their way to your smell receptors. You could also have an infection. Some infections will carry this odor which tend to be bacterial. Your doctor may treat you with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

Smell: Could you please expand on your question and give more information, so we can help you. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Wen ma daughter breath u could c there a more phlegms in her nostril n sumtyms her breathing smell what culd be da cause?

Wen ma daughter breath u could c there a more phlegms in her nostril n sumtyms her breathing smell what culd be da cause?

A cold: Sounds like she has a common cold. Try saline spray and suction to her nostrils. If she seems to get worse, run a high fever or become unusually fussy, then take her in to get checked out. ...Read more

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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

Smell disturbance: Nasal allergies can cause you to have hyperacuity of smell. Control your allergies with a prescription nasal spray, your symptoms may lessen. ...Read more

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I've been feeling something deep in my right nostril and smells musty for the past few months. I also feel pressure in my right eye. Possible causes?

I've been feeling something deep in my right nostril and smells musty for the past few months. I also feel pressure in my right eye. Possible causes?

Infection vs. Other: Months duration could indicate infection (bacterial or fungal). Chronic Sinusitis would be near top of the list. Also consider a lodged foreign body (like a bead, other). Lastly, some rare conditions such as Wegener's Granulomatosis or even underlying tumor can cause those symptoms. I would see your doctor (or ENT). Consider imaging (CT scan) and direct visualization -- then treat accordingly. ...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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I can only smell through one nostril, why is this the case?

Obstruction: It is normal for congestion to alternate from one side of the nose to the other. This is called the autonomic nasal cycle. If it is a fixed obstruction it could be due to several causes such as septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, trauma, scarring, infection, sinusitis, tumor and more. Occasionally the use of decongestant sprays/steroids may help for temporary relief. If it remains, see md. ...Read more

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My nose feels like its been punched and there are what looks like ulcers in my nostrils. There's a funny smell too. Had it for 4 plus weeks. Help!

My nose feels like its been punched and there are what looks like ulcers in my nostrils. There's a funny smell too. Had it for 4 plus weeks. Help!

Tough to know: Several possibilities could explain these symptoms and include infection, environmental exposure, malignancy, and even systemic disease such as vasculitis. Suggest one-on-one discussion with a physician who will ask targeted questions and get more information about you. As a start, you could consider a virtual consult on Health Tap. ...Read more

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I have a heightened sense of smell in my left nostril. Before that I had a runny left nostril that just stopped a few weeks ago. What can this be?

Skull base tumor: Benign tumors of skull base and coverings of brain called meningiomas can alter sense of smell and can cause spinal fluid leakage through nose. Mri eval would be useful. ...Read more

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My daughters nose is constantly stopped up one nostril smells like bile she does not have fevers or nothing, what is that?

My daughters nose is constantly stopped up one nostril smells like bile she does not have fevers or nothing, what is that?

Obstruction with:: A foreign body versus simple inflammation and mucus plugging. Start with a good visual examination with your doctor to evaluate the nostrils to rule these suggestions out. Treatment will follow what is diagnosed. ...Read more

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The bridge of my nose is red on the sides and swollen. I have developed a mold- like smell in my right nostril also. What is going on?

The bridge of my nose is red on the sides and swollen. I have developed a mold- like smell in my right nostril also. What is going on?

Post-Operative: If you just had sinus surgery in the recent past you must get back into the ENT surgeon asap for evaluation. There is nothing else about it. ...Read more

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2.5 weeks into a cold, right nostril fine left clogged with good amounts of yellow goop. Goop has rotten smell towards evening. Go to doctor or wait?

2.5 weeks into a cold, right nostril fine left clogged with good amounts of yellow goop. Goop has rotten smell towards evening. Go to doctor or wait?

Go to doctor: You have a foul smelling goop as you say from your nostril, it may be due to acute sinus infection as you have had cold for two and half weeks. You should consult your doctor and may need to takr a culture from the goop and may need antibiotics if indicated. Neanwhile use saline nasal irrigation if possible. ...Read more

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Had orthagnathic realignment surgery post op now Beverages drip back out thru my right nostril only. It's yellow not snot smells like rotten eggs. Why?

Had orthagnathic realignment surgery post op now Beverages drip back out thru my right nostril only. It's yellow not snot smells like rotten eggs. Why?

More info needed...: How long ago was your surgery? Have you been examined by your surgeon? Were there any complications? This problem should really be addressed by the team of providers that treated you. Please give them a call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Had rib cartilage cheekbone implants, not allowed to smoke as could cause them to resorb. I sniffed a scented candle few times today whilst lit to try and smell the scent then blew it out so unfortunately more smoke went in my nose. Could this resorb?

Had rib cartilage cheekbone implants, not allowed to smoke as could cause them to resorb. I sniffed a scented candle few times today whilst lit to try and smell the scent then blew it out so unfortunately more smoke went in my nose. Could this resorb?

Mean, Mean Nicotine: I'd bet what they're worried about is the effect of the nicotine in tobacco. It constricts small blood vessels, which restricts blood flow & thereby slows healing. Without the proper nourishment the new tissue would start to die & the healing process would turn into a clean-up operation. A few whiffs of candle smoke won't hurt; even a few whiffs of tobacco smoke, so don't worry; just avoid nicotine ...Read more