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Getting a smell of metal and difficulty in breathing. Whats wrong with me?

What does it mean when I start smelling a metal like substance through my nose and have difficulty breathing? I seem to get extremely tired and try to breathe through my nose, but all i smell is this horrible metal like substance which causes me to breathe through my mouth but my chest tightens. I seem to be having this problem lately and I would like to know if it is something serious or something that should pass sometime soon?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear..
The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having dysosmia.

It can be attributed to:
1. Some medications like metronidazole
2. Exposure to certain chemical
3. Upper respiratory tract infection in the form of common cold or sinus infection
4. Poor oral hygiene
5. Migraine
6. Depression, anxiety, etc.

A proper examination of the nose & throat will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.
So, it will be better to consult an ENT specialist & get a proper physical examination done to rule out any organic lesion or any other cause in nose or throat.
So that appropriate management steps could be taken.
There is nothing to will be fine.

Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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