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Hi my name is ***** ***** I have a smell in my nose like a solvent like scent that my wife doesn't smell and mucus forming in my throat like I have a cold. I've been light headed sometimes, mostly when I wake up, and experienced sore neck muscles and shoulders.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

No fever right now, but I haven't used a thermometer. I am diabetic type 2 and take both slow and fast acting insulin.

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

I use a cpap machine. As far as history, I've had Hepatitis C (2 yrs. cured), psoriasis, and was hospitalized with Sepsis a year ago.

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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.The abnormal smell may occur due to sinus problems,whereas the mucus usually comes from the lungs/ as also the nasopharynx due to the increased air flow from the C-PAP machine.This is a frequent problem for C-PAP users,night time use of decongestant drops will usually help with this.The mask or the tubing of the C-PAP may be responsible for the smell of solvent,an ENT check to rule out any infective or allergic sinusitis or similar problem by an ENT specialist would be prudent.

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