The Nose Smells Kerosene For Some Time?

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Good evening, I’m M. Ali Qadhafi. I want to ask, I have a problem with my nose. My nose smells like kerosene. For now it has been going on for 1 week or less. During these 2 years, not continuously. But sometimes and it can last for 1-2 weeks. But it will disappear by itself. I want to ask if there is a problem with my nose, or I have sinus? Thank you,

1 Answer:

Hello oneeonsky,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Sinus is an air-filled cavity located behind the forehead, nose, and cheekbones. This sinus serves to moisturize the air entering the airways, as well as a place for sound resonance. Normally, everyone has sinuses. So, sinus is not a disease.


If what you mean is sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus cavities), then this condition can actually trigger olfactory disorders, including sensations such as smelling kerosene as you experience at the moment. Sinusitis occurs mainly due to infection, can be by viruses or bacteria. Not only that, allergies, anatomical disorders in the nasal cavity (for example due to deviation of the septum or polyps), the introduction of foreign bodies, to disorders of immunity (such as cystic fibrosis) can also increase the risk of sinusitis.


In addition to sinusitis, the sensation of smelling kerosene that you experience may also occur due to other causes, for example nerve disorders around the olfactory organs, exposure to toxins, drug side effects, tumors around the head and neck, head injuries, mental disorders, and so on.


To be clear, you can check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT specialist. X-ray examinations, rhinoscopy, CT scans, etc. may also be done by a doctor if it is felt necessary before giving you definitive treatment. For now, it's best not to worry too much. Resolve your complaint first with the following steps:

Do not hold your nose with dirty hands
Avoid smelling strong odors first
Stay away from cigarettes and smoke
Do not carelessly take medicine without doctor's advice
Perform nasal irrigation, which uses a syringe (injection that has been removed by the needle) filled with liquid NaCl
Calm yourself, increase relaxation

Hope this helps ...

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