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I smell exhaust fumes just about all the time!
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I smell exhaust fumes just about all the time!

Does anyone else have this problem? It's driving me nuts! I don't smell exhaust fumes all day long but I do smell it off and on during the day everyday. Will my doctor think I'm loosing it if I call to tell him about this strange problem or is this some sort of warning sign for another problem? Thanks for any help!
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There are several posts on 'Phantom smells.' The question is do you smell these smells where there actually could be exhaust fumes present?
If not, It would be considered a phantom smell.
Phantom smells can be caused by a sinus infection. There are plenty of posts started by people who have these phantom smells.
There are several causes for them. I'd suggest bring this up with an ENT.

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Good luck.
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I have the same problem. I think it may be connected to the heat coming on. I smelled it at work, at home and at my daughter's dance studio. It's making me sick to my stomach and giving me a headach, but no one else seems to notice.
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I had this issue for months too.  I could not figure out what was causing it.  To make a long story short, it was my new memory foam mattress topper and pillow.  Super comfortable...but treated with petroleum products and chemicals that caused me to smell exhaust/gas fumes all the time.  Apparently, the chemicals I was breathing every night, built up in my system until this happened.  Took these items out of my home, and within a week, the fumes were gone and my sense of smell is back to normal.
Please do your own research about this, there is a lot of it online.  
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I smell exhaust fumes most of the time, I work in a restaurant and most of the time I cant even smell the food over these "phantom fumes". Its been going on for at least 6 months. It gets so bad I choke. Nothing I do different has helped. Its become very worrisome. HELP???
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