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For the past three days, once a day, I smell peanut butter.

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Hi. For the past...

Hi. For the past three days, once a day, I smell peanut butter. I have none around me. The smell is just there and I don't know why

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No symptoms other than smelling peanut butter from nowhere

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

None that's associated with that

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

you could have a bad sinus infection of sinus congestion causing you to have abnormal smells.

how old are you?

are you male or female?

do you have runny nose? sinus congestion? post nasal drip?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm 27. Male. And my nose feels fine. A little congested but nothing out of the ordinary it seems.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

I see

a little sinus congestion sometimes can cause abnormal smells

you may benefit from taking some allergy medications like Allegra 180mg, or Claritin, or Zyrtec daily

sometimes steroid nasal sprays can help clear up your sinuses.

nasal saline rinses, nettypot can help irrigate your sinus and could help

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

have you used a NetiPot nasal sinus irrigation before?

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