A 51-year-old female asked:
why would i suddenly and for no reason strongly smell burnt popcorn when it's not there.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Cornelius Oleary answered
18 years experience Urgent Care
Phantosmia: Studies show Phantosmia can occur after head injury or respiratory infection. Phantosmia can be a sign of a serious cranial nerve condition or problem with the CNS such as tumors or seizures. Please stay calm and see a Neurologist. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/temporal-lobe-seizure/expert-answers/phantosmia/faq-20058131
Answered on Aug 25, 2016
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