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For the last few days I've had an unusual smell stuck in my nose, and I don't know what's causing it. It feels similar to when you inhale perfumes or chemicals and the odour lingers for a while, and it's been more or less permanent since last week. I've heard of smell problems being associated with viruses or sinus infections, but I have absolutely no other symptoms (not even a runny nose) so that seems unlikely as a cause. I did have a minor cold or virus a few months ago which gave me sinus headaches and caused me to lose my sense of smell for a couple of weeks, but it had since come back so I don't know if that's related either.
The smell itself is difficult to describe since I've never smelled anything like it before, but it's sort of musty, sour and slightly chemical-like. It's quite unpleasant as it changes the way a lot of other things smell and taste, so I haven't been enjoying food very much. I thought it was something in my house causing the smell (like a cleaning chemical or burnt/gone-off food), but other people haven't noticed any smells as strong as I have. I have only just moved into this house, and the smell seems to be worse when I'm at home and especially when I'm cooking - when I'm outside it's barely noticeable at all, so I'm not sure what's causing it.
Has anyone else experienced this? How did you get rid of it - did it ever go away? Could it be neurological rather than a sinus problem or an external smell?
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