What Causes Headache And Cough After Perspiration Of Bad And Strong Odor?
My husband has been struck down with this strange affliction
he smells this strong rotting gassy smell in his nose it makes him cough and gives him headaches
he has had all sorts of tests he has been to an ENT had a gastroscopy sinuses checked MRI Chest Xrays
All negative he doesnt know where to turn
This can improve with time.
Thanks for your query.
This is a condition called parosmia. It happens due to damage to the nerves in nose which carry the sense of smell. It can happen due to respiratory infections, trauma or neurologic disorders.
Here, as all causes have been ruled out, it is possibly due to an earlier infection which damaged the nerves. Unfortunately, this is a difficult scenario and no specific treatment is available.
But fortunately, many patients improve with time. I sincerely hope that this is the case with your husband.
Hope this helps.