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have had a smell for 2 months; a bit like gas smell. but not

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have had a smell for 2 months; a bit like gas smell. but not always present. getting worse; on lots of different tablets, diebetic type 2 is it maybe a side effect of tablets?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

your odd smell could be due to a sinus infection

Dr. David :

have you been on a course of antibitics yet?

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do you have any sinus congestion or runny nose?

Dr. David :

sometimes with diabetes you can hvae neuropathy and your olfactory nerves which control smell can not work properly and cause unusual smells.

Dr. David :

sometimes nerve medications like neurontin or lyrica can help these damaged nerves.

Customer:

I have had a runny nose for some time,not on any antibitics.

Dr. David :

you could have allergies or a sinus infection

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you might need to go on allergy medications and a course of antibitics to see if this helps clear up a sinus infection

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this could help your gas like smell clear up

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I would try that first

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and see if that helps.

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you can see your GP doctor for a course of antibitics for a possibly sinus infection.

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does this make sense?

Customer:

Thankyou.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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