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I have had a minor headache for 2 weeks, I

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Posted on Sun, 3 Feb 2019
Question: I have had a minor headache for 2 weeks, I take 2 aspirin and I feel fine all day, but I have also had this metallic smell in my nose that come and goes.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need to be evaluated...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Altered smell is sometimes seen in nasal / sinus infections. Since you been having headaches for the last 2 weeks, it is important to check for possible infections.

At this point, since there are no other symptoms along with metallic smell, you may wait and watch for a while. Drink plenty of fluids and try steam inhalation. If the problem persists, consider visiting your doctor for local examination and evaluation.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

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I have had a minor headache for 2 weeks, I

Brief Answer: Need to be evaluated... Detailed Answer: Hi, Altered smell is sometimes seen in nasal / sinus infections. Since you been having headaches for the last 2 weeks, it is important to check for possible infections. At this point, since there are no other symptoms along with metallic smell, you may wait and watch for a while. Drink plenty of fluids and try steam inhalation. If the problem persists, consider visiting your doctor for local examination and evaluation. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards