Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you.
Since how long you have this?
Do you have symptoms like nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, fluid trickling in throat, cough, headache, vomiting, nausea etc?
this happened 3 weeks ago twice since then nothing
But you don't have it all the times?
Severe headache or just mild one?
not all the time
Thanks a lot for your input. I am sorry to hear about your problem. I am going to address your primary concern but later you can ask anything you want.
Dealing with smell disorders is my specialty.
There can be two reasons.
It can be due to inflammation of the nerve which carries smell to the brain.
That nerve lies in the roof of nose and can get inflamed secondary to many things like sinus infection, allergies, recent cold etc.
Or it can be related to some brain lesion.
is that something serious
In your case brain lesion is least likely due to absence of symptoms I have asked for.
what is brain lesion
Moreover your symptoms are not persistent and that is also a good sign because in brain lesions symptoms are supposed to be persistent and progressive.
Brain lesion like some brain tumor.
Don't get scared, I have mentioned it for your guidance.
As per your symptoms, I am not suspecting it.
Because you don't have other symptoms.
and your symptoms are not there all the times.
In brain lesions the symptoms should be there all the times and never get better in between.
The point is what you should do?
You should see your doctor to get yourself examined and investigated.
nice to know that thanks
will surely do that
A short course of steroid pills or steroid nasal spray will be required to treat the inflammation of smell nerve.
Till you go, you can use over the counter tab aleve twice daily.
it is anti inflammatory and can help.
thanks will look for that
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no thanks for your help
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