Phantom smells/numbness in head. Have anxiety and think a mild sinus infection. Head goes numb when experiencing these. Smell all kinds of things?
Olfactory hallucinat. Olfactory hallucinations can represent severe neurological disorders, including brain tumors, seizures, infection, and can also be a manifestation of severe anxiety disorders. You really need to see a neurologist and be evaluated.
When I am really focusing on what I'm doing, I smell smoke and other phantom smells? Is it anxiety or my very mild sinus infection?
Dysosmia. You report a sensation of altered smell when you are focused or anxious. You are a smoker so I never take anything lightly in a smoker. You need to be examined by ENT for nasal pathology that can effect the olfactory nerves, including sinusitis. However, you may be somaticizing your anxiety which is more likely given the information you have provided. Read more...
I think I have a sinus infection. I have thick dark yellow mucus from one side of my nose that smells and tastes disgusting. Can't afford to go to doc?
Sinus infection? If you are not feeling too poorly, you may find that using saline rinses will help reduce and thin the mucus. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be helpful as well. Ask your pharmacist. These will not cure a sinus infection, however. If you are experiencing headache/ facial pain, fever, body aches & pains then you will do best to see a doctor. Read more...