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smelling smoke? help

okay so ive been having alot of head pain, ive done MRI and CT scan a while back and everything came out fine.. at this point i can not sleep due to this head pain, ive been feeling nauseated, and really weak.. last night as i was trying to fall asleep i kept smelling as if it was like burnt toast .. i dont know why but it was really annoying... anyone know what this can be ?? whats wrong with me?? im only 18 years old.. im wondering if it has to do with my sinuses because i get alot of pressure around my face.. who knows please help im scared
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i think u shd consult E N T doctor.dont worry everything will be fine
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Hello,
Smelling smoke or such strange smell can be present in certain conditions and it is termed as Parosmia (abhorrent odor perception). It is usually associated with rhinosinusitis, head trauma, viral infection, or oral problems.  It frequently disappears with successful treatment of the above mentioned conditions.

Apart from treatment of the cause or in conditions wherein the cause remains unknown, in such conditions Anti seizure or anti epileptic medication like clonazepam against prescription is sometimes helpful esp. in persistent cases.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Treatment can be started only when the diagnosis is confirmed. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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try checking your blood pressure it can cause sever headaches that  could cause u not to sleep
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ok thank you
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Had the same problem after radiation. Put perfume on my wrist and whenever I smelled
smoke, cleared the smell by smelling the perfume on my wrist. Eventually, it all stopped.
The perfume smelled much better than the smoke.
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