What causes altered sense of smell along with nausea?
Traumatic injury to the nasal nerves
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I am sorry to hear that you had facial trauma and that since then you are plagued by malodorous smells. This is in all likelihood due to trauma the the smell nerves in your nose. There is very little we can do to help reduce the smells. I would recommend that you try the anti-seizure medications like gabapentin and Lyrica as these are used for phantom leg pain and may help with your smell issue.
If the medications don't help then an ENT may need to ablate the nasal nerve but that is a very drastic solution.
Another possible cause of your smell is retained bone or nasal tissue that is putting pressure on the nasal nerves. If you had x-rays I would recommend having a CT scan of the sinuses to see if there are any hidden damage that is not seen on routine sinus x rays. Your primary care doctor can order the CT scan. If there is damage then it would be appropriate to see the ENT.
1. Phantom smells due to damage to nerve in nose
2. Try Gabapentin or lyrica
3. CT scans of the sinuses to rule out other pathology
4. Then see ENT
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