Question by  Peaches (12)

Why do I have a constant burning smell in my nose?


Answer by  askandyoushallreceive (658)

It can be from a number of things. Not accusing or diagnosing but it's a sign from using certain drugs or a brain tumor. There could also just be something burning around you that you just happen to catch a whiff off. Maybe you should get it checked out though just to be safe.


Answer by  LovesTheBrain (7)

First take a look at the physical environment, work place and hobbies. People who live and work in certain areas tend to have the same physical symptoms if exposed to toxins or chemicals. If this is not the case, I would consult a doctor immediately as this is also a sign of neurological (brain) abnormalities.


Answer by  Dontbugme (697)

A constant burning smell in your nose can be indicative of chronic sinus infections. If this is the case you might want to try a Neti-pot. Your pharmacist can explain. And if that fails, see your doctor for testing and treatment.

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I had the experience of this 5 years ago.Went to get my sinus checked and found large tumor in the front of my head.Better safe than sorry.  add a comment

Answer by  inFormation (15)

This problem can be an allergic reaction due to a thing in your environment. May also be an effect from drugs, head injuries, seizures, or tumors or other neurological problems.


Answer by  choctaw (361)

Probably due to allergies. Some have found it helpful to stop using fabric softner and dryer sheets. You will have to rewash your clothes and towels to try it. Do you have other allergy symptoms? It can be heightened during times of stress so practice some relaxation techniques as well.


Answer by  Lisa50 (493)

The condition that may be causing your problems may be called phamtomsia. It is result of seizure, tumor, drugs, or a head injury. It may be very serious, so seeing your doctor may be in your best interest.


Answer by  FunGuy (35)

If you have just been BBQing, it could just be the smell of the smoke on your clothes and skin. Another possibility and much more serious condition is that your moustache is on fire. Seriously if it does not go away, consult a doctor.


Answer by  sherryk (621)

zinc deficiency! When my husband had phantom burning smell, doctor prescribed zinc. He took zinc two days and on second day he threw up (!) and never took the zinc again--but the smells went away. Don't know if if was the zinc or not, but a small bit can't hurt.

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