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I have a constant smell of smoke in my nose when there is no smoke around. What is it?

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Hello, 

there are several conditions that can be responsible for smelling smoke when there is nothing burning - usually people say they can smell cigarette smoke or the smoke of the burning rubber. Most commonly this happens after upper respiratory infections like sinus infection or tonsillitis. So, if you had sinus or throat infection recently, it's possible that some of the nerves that process smell in your nose were damaged by the infection. Similar thing can happen if you suffered from severe allergy that mainly affected your nose and sinuses.

However, if this continues to happen, you'll need to see a doctor because feeling the smell of smoke when there is none present, can be a neurological symptom that might be just the first sign of migraine attacks, epileptic seizures or even stroke - so it's something that definitely shouldn't be ignored.

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