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Smell in the nose on cough and sneezing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a horrible smell in my nose after i cough sneezw or get hott??
User :   it happens everyday
User :   i can't eat or drink after it happens
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms? Do you have any other symptom
User :   over a year
User :   yah i have jaw pain and i have facial pain too and pain in my neck
Doctor :   What kind of smell is it? Is the pain associated with this smell?
Doctor :   Or has the pain come some time back?
User :   no pain, it smell like pennies or rust...its worse when there is a nother strong smell present...
User :   i have pain once in awhile.. it depends.. i have good and bad days..
User :   i get really tired as well
Doctor :   Does the smell come up with pain? Is the smell periodic or continuous?
User :   periodic
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   23
Doctor :   Do you smoke or take alcohol or any other kind of drug?
User :   i quit smoking a month ago!! and no to the other questions
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You need to get your throat and chest examined and also get some investigations done as sometimes some deficiency like of Tyrosinase causes this type of smell.
Doctor :   Only investigations can confirm this.
User :   my doctor has treated me for sinus infections for over a year with crazy amounts of i don't have a sinus infection
Doctor :   No it cannot be because of sinus infections. Some enzymes deficient in the body cause these type of smell
User :   ok thank you
User :   he also said that my birth control could be a reason to
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   what is tyrosinase?
Doctor :   Are you on birth control pills
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