|i started smelling smoke about two weeks ago. I have chronic sinus trouble and think I have a deviated septum. I have been taking a cvs version of the nasal passage moisturizer ocean. Could there be a connection? Also, nasll passages are temporarily relieved by ocean -type product but could there be a build-up of saline in nasal passage that is drying them out, causing this phantom smoke smell. By the way, it smells like soot or fireplace ashes to me.
|i started smelling smoke about a month ago. This followed an episode of my right ear feeling clogged up and a few days of nasal drip. I do not suffer from allergies or sinus problems. Did and google search and, thank god, found this site. I went to an ent, he didn't see any sign of infection, ie pus, but said my sinuses looked inflamed and were very dry, which I could tell. He gave me some levaquin and nasonex and also had me aspirate my nose twice a day with a mixture of salt water and baking soda. It did go away, but the other day my ear felt clogged again and last night the smoke smell came back. I just tried someones suggestion of vaseline and my nose doesn't feel so dry, but I still smell smoke. I will be calling the Dr. Tomorrow, hope this isn't going to be an ongoing problem.|