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Occasional headache, dizzy spells, getting the smell or taste of blood

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I am having occasional headaches, usually around the base of my skull, dizzy spells, and sometimes the smell or taste of blood...I have been feeling like this for over a week now, its hard to function like this.
Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 in Headache and Migraines
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
The occasional headaches associated with dizzy spells associated with an altered sense of smell can be related to a sinus inflammation or chronic sinusitis.
The other possible causes that need to be ruled out include cervical spondylosis or a middle ear disease.
Right now you can start taking mild pain killers like acetaminophen for symptomatic relief. I encourage you to consult an ENT specialist for a proper examination so that a specific therapy can be initiated soon after detecting the organic cause.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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