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Smell the odour of sulphur. Nose problem?

I have noticed in the last few weeks I smell the odor of sulphur. It smells like the strip on a match box. It happens at home and away. Just wondering if there was a reason my nose was smelling this odor.
Asked On : Thu, 22 Mar 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

The smell of sulfur without there being any source, is usually a manifestation of a chronic sinus infection, nasal tumor, after head injury or a type of epilepsy.

You should not take it lightly You will require an MRI and EEG to identify the exact cause of this smell hallucination. It is called Phantosmia.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order the required tests and- based on the reports- will reach to a definite diagnosis. A specific treatment of the diagnosed condition will relieve you of the problem.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Sat, 22 Mar 2014
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