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Metallic Smell

I have been experiencing for about 3 years now a metallic smell in my nose. It comes and goes. I have been to Ear,Nose and Throat doctor and he cannot find anything. I have been to an allergist and he comes up with nothing. My primary physician tells me to use the netti-pot to flush out my sinus'- no good either. There are times when I get thi ssmell and then a day might pass and I get a severe migraine. I also get nausea from this smell . It will stay with me for about 2-3 weeks and then goes away just as quickly as it comes. Any ideas? I am looking for any help I can int his matter.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Your symptoms could be due to olfactory hallucinations. Phantosmia most often occurs as a result of a head injury or upper respiratory infection. It can also be caused by temporal lobe seizures, sinusitis, brain tumors, migraine, Parkinson's disease and stroke. You may need proper evaluation by your GP, please consult him for a neurological assessment. He may then refer you to a neurologist if needed.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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