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No, but: The phantom smells may be due to problems within the olfactory apparatus within the brain. Talk to your doctor about this. However, may represent benign sinus issues. ...Read more
Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell. soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?
SMELLY HOUSE!: Hello~ answering that question goes way beyond my capabilities, since you are asking me to guess the cause of a smell 2000mi away ! Common sense ! Look for the dead animal in the ventilators, chimney, anywhere they can crawl in for heat. LIKELY due to damp. Check attic, ceilings floors under carpets, window edges. Empty fridge? I wouldn't eat at your uncles place. Would you? ...Read more
Respiratory failure: Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants ('downers') so when mixed with alcohol or taken in excess they cause respiratory failure (stop breathing). Several famous people may have died this way: marilyn monroe, elvis and even heath ledger had 3 benzodiazepines in his system. However, respiratory failure leads to cardiac failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effect, not cause: Shortness of breath is a symptom. It can be caused by alot of different things. Some of those things could cause sudden cardiac death. For example, a heart attack can present as shortness of breath and lead to sudden death. A pulmonary embolism can cause sob and lead to death. But also remember, alot of benign things can cause sob. Needs to be properly evaluated. ...Read more
Drove past/over skunk, smelled bad, nauseous, clothes smelled. Throat hurts, lungs feel irritated, can I catch illness from the scent? Is it toxic?
No: It's obnoxious and irritating but not dangerous. ...Read more
Who knows?: Clinical experience shows all dying persons will, as expected, struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival & continuation at the early stage of dying, gradually become less energy & ability to fight on, then lapse into coma, and finally step into eternity. What is the pace of dying? It heavily depends upon the availability of supportive care & widely vary from days to... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: Schizophrenia is one of the most serious public health problems in the world, affecting just under 1% of the world's population. Essential features are deterioration in function (hallucinations, delusions, poor judgement). The medications can present significant side effects. And because of poor judgement patients may disregard medical problems, increase in suicide risk and violent behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: However, this is a diagnosis of exclusion, and far less common in babies than an unsafe sleep environment. The channelopathies are a family of illnesses that take the lives of perhaps 4000 people, including kids, in the us each year. Anatomic heart defects and missed WPW can cause sudden witnessed death; anything from black widow bite to electrocution a negative autopsy if there are no witnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You Have Poor Taste: You read articles that it is very rare, but there's lots of people writing in on-line forums that they have had alterations of their smell and/or (more commonly amongst them) taste. Seems that it eventually gets normal again. One study in 2002 in a journal named 'Neurology' described a patient so affected, with descriptions of others. In any event, it doesn't appear to be permanent. ...Read more
Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?
It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm terrified of my shower. I'd rather smell than bathe. I love swimming though. Showers send me into anxiety attacks about drowning, death, etc.
Causes of diminished sense of taste w/ normal sense of smell? Can distinguish between sweet, salty, bitter, etc., but lost the true "taste" of foods.
Parkinsons hallucina: Patients with neurodegenerative conditions like parkinson's may commonly complain of hallucinations and this includes taste, smell, visual and hearing. Typically don't see a lot of motor/tactile hallucinations. These hallucinations can be seen in a number of conditions and should be evaluated for other disturbances with further imaging in some cases. Typically not dangerous. ...Read more
Two ways: Suppression of the drive to breathe is the more familiar. For reasons we do not understand, pulmonary edema may come on very rapidly and kill the person with a sudden eruption of foam from the mouth and suffocation. Neither is painful, but i hope that neither is something that you want. Good luck, and if you have lost someone, you have my sympathy. ...Read more