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Strange smell and taste, popping or cracking sound. What is it?

Hey I have a very nasty smell and tast from my nose this started like 4 weeks ago it s not always there it just happens some time it last for a few second others for a while I notice that I would be sitting or laying and not really fell but kinda hear a pop cracking kinda sound then the smell would hit what could be causing this
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. It seems like you have a kind of dysosmia called phantosmia. You will experience a gradual improvement over time and you will have to wait. Several medications, including sedatives, anti-depressants and anti-epileptic drugs, have been suggested to treat olfactory distortions, however you might do well with just time. This kind of condition can happen due to many reasons, most commonly an upper respiratory tract infection. I would like to reassure you that it is benign and you do not have to worry about anything bad happening to you.

If things do not get better over time, you might have to visit with a neuropsychiatrist to find out what kinds of treatment you can get for your condition.

I hope this helps.
Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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