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Weird smell in the nose. Why is this ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:very good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:this is regarding my nose
User:lately am experincing this
Doctor:Please proceed
User:i get some weird smell
User:inside my node
User:like some kind of ammonia
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:it lasts for about 2 secs
User:am about 28 years old
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:How long has this problem been for, now?
User:for about a week now
User:its not very regular
User:but in a day i get this
Doctor:You mean to say it has just started a week back and not before that?
Doctor:It does not seem like major health concern to me
Doctor:Do you get recurrent cold and cough?
Doctor:Also, do you have a history of sinusitis?
Doctor:That sounds good
Doctor:The one possibility where you can get this kind of a problem would be in case of Atrophic Rhinitis
User:ok what exactly is that
Doctor:But for Atrophic rhinitis to occur, you will have to have the symptoms for more than 6 months
Doctor:I will tell you briefly about it
User:ok sure
Doctor:Atrophic Rhinitis occurs when there is atrophy of the cells in nasal mucosa
Doctor:That means the cells wear out faster
Doctor:The minimum duration should be at least for 6 months
Doctor:Also, gradually you will feel stuffiness, altered smell and then loss of smell sensation
Doctor:But, I do not think that is the case with you
Doctor:As your symptoms are only lasting for a week now
User:ok what do we do now
User:should we wait for sometime
Doctor:And you do not have a history of chronic cold or sinusitis
Doctor:I would suggest you to get your nose examined by an ENT specialist, so that any gross difference or change in the nasal bone and its structure can be identified
Doctor:We can proceed accordingly after the examination
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:thnks will do that
User:can u suggest any good ent specialist
Doctor:In the meantime, I have a few suggestions for you
User:we live in indiranagar
User:ok please suggest
Doctor:Do steam inhalation daily
Doctor:twice in a day
Doctor:Avoid places with high smoke content and pollution
User:hmmm ok
Doctor:It would be better for you to do the steam inhalation in the evenings as you reach back home
User:ok will do
Doctor:Try to avoid the triggers that can cause nasal congestion as I said
Doctor:Coming to your appointment
Doctor:You would like to XXXXXXX an ENT specialist in Indiranagar area in Blore- Is that right?
Doctor:We shall help you on this
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number so that we could call you and guide you further
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:We shall call you soon
Doctor:Is there any more concerns you would like to discuss here?
User:yes actually there is
User:its regarding the gastric problem
User:i tend to burp all day
Doctor:Please proceed
User:i do eat normally
Doctor:I doubt that
User:but sometime if am hungry, or if i overeat, these burps increases
Doctor:Yes, definitely
User:how do i reduce this
Doctor:If you are hungry or overeat, you tend to burp more because of increased movements in the stomach and intestines
Doctor:You should make a proper schedule to eat your food and stick to it
Doctor:Never miss a breakfast
Doctor:Eat your lunch on time
User:is eating at 10-10.30 fine or should it be earlier
Doctor:You should eat earlier
User:can u suggest me the timings
Doctor:Well within 8:30 am
User:dinner we usually have by 8.30 -9
Doctor:Dinner is fine
Doctor:What time do you have lunch?
User:by 2-2.30
Doctor:Ideal time would be to eat your breakfast before 8:30 am
Doctor:Lunch around 1:30 pm
Doctor:Dinner at 8:30 to 9 pm
Doctor:You should eat slowly and chew your food well for proper digestion to happen
Doctor:Also, you should drink plenty of fluids in between
Doctor:Take a fruit everyday without fail
Doctor:That should help with the gastritis problem
User:ok thnks doctor
Doctor:Take curds and butter milk as well
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all for now?
Doctor:Hope you have followed me
User:i did , thnka
Doctor:ok then
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:And get to perfect health soon
User:yes , cya
Doctor:Bye for now
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