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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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What would cause me to always smell exaust? No one else in

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What would cause me to always smell exaust? No one else in house smells it
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No the only med I'm on is lisinopril and I'm out of insurance until end of August
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No its been since this past weekend
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 days ago.

Welcome to just answer. I am here to answer questions for education and information. I will respond shortly with an answer, or a question for you

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 days ago.

Let me just clarify, you are smelling things that are not there.


Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 days ago.


One possibilities is damage to the nasal lining and cells.

An ear nose and throat specialist can determine if this is the case.
Allergies, nasal polyps, etc.

Other possibilities have to do with how the brain processes smell: this can happen with seizure disorders [some would not have other symptoms], brain tumors, etc.

This is a reason to see your doctor, maybe an ENT doctor and maybe a neurologist.

Your primary care doctor can examine you and determine the direction.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

Also, please click a positive rating on the rating scale. In fact, a 5 rating squares me with just answer and allows me to provide prompt and accurate service to you, but does not increase your cost. And, I will be here for any follow up needed.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 days ago.


Please click a 5 rating, you have to do it manually on the rating scale at the top of the page for me to get full credit with just answer, and this helps me continue to provide my services [and get paid].