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I have been experiencing strange smells in my nose, What could this be ?

HI. I have been experiencing strange smells (quite strong at times) in my nose. It smells a bit like ammonia or maybe a very strong alcoholic drink...what could this be? Is it normal for me to get this?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
thanks for choosing health care magic.Bad smell from nose indicates some sort of infection or blockage.Due to this kind infection the organize inside the nose produces some bad smell.See you doctor and get mean time you can try taking steam and avoid too much of cold drinks and fried foods.
Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
Hello dear, First of all thanks for choosing healthcaremagic.

You are suffering from Parosmia, a condition in which the patient interprets the smell differently. Dont be tensed for this condition.

Follow this protocol---

1- Consult an ent surgeon to rule out any local cause in the nose, it might be a form of rhinitis like ozaenia.

2- Consult a General physician, n go through liver and kidney function tests.

3- Use liquid paraffin nose drop, 3-4 times four times a day.

4- Avoid direct sun and dust.

Hope this will help u.


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Having abnormal smells can also be indicative of seizure activity, A consideration of an EEG can be considered. a nurse pracitioner
Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Jasvinder Singh's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Such a strong ammoniacal smell can be due to halitosis(due to infections of the oral cavity or poor hygiene),smell from the sweat or smell due to nasal or sinus infections. Ammonia smell of the sweat could indicate liver or kidney disease.

Avoid taking heavy fatty meal and eat nutritious, healthy food. If the ammoniacal smell still persists then please get yourself evaluated for liver or kidney disorders.

Hope it helps. Regards.

Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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