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Dr. John Landi
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Decreased Smell (Overview)

Dysosmia is an altered sense of smell, which may include interpreting smells strangely (thinking that a flower smells like burnt rubber), or smelling strong odors that aren't there.


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I am experiencing spotting, fatigue, nausea (severity: mild) and decreased smell. I could be pregnant. I am not sure I'm worried?

I am experiencing  spotting, fatigue, nausea (severity: mild)  and decreased smell. I could be pregnant. I am not sure I'm worried?

Can do a preg. test: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
13 doctors shared insights

Decreased Smell (Overview)

Dysosmia is an altered sense of smell, which may include interpreting smells strangely (thinking that a flower smells like burnt rubber), or smelling strong odors that aren't there.


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My smell sense has been decreased greatly after using neti pot & gse for my sinuses, what happen? I put 4 drop of gse +240ml water+incl salt bag

My smell sense has been decreased  greatly after using neti pot & gse for  my sinuses, what happen?
I put 4 drop of gse +240ml water+incl salt bag

Netipot: Try using sterile water as the tap water you are shooting up the nose may have bacteria. Also make sure you are cleaning the device properly. Also depending on how much force is used with insertion , you can be causing undue swelling. ...Read more

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Does gangrene smell?

Does gangrene smell?

Usually yes.: Gangrene happens when blood supply to a tissue or body part is compromised. The tissue dies, becomes black... It's not pretty, and yes, there's usually a bad smell. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis smell?

Does endometriosis smell?

No: To the best of my knowledge there is no particuar odor associated with endometriosis. ...Read more

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Does clamidia have a smell?

Does clamidia have a smell?

No: A chlamydial infection does not have an odor. Chlamydia infects the cervix. A vaginal odor, with itching or irritation, is a vaginal infection, which is not caused by chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can boils give off a smell?

Can boils give off a smell?

Yes: A foul smell from infection. You should see your doctor to have the boil drained and get on an antibiotic asap. ...Read more

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Chlamydoa cause fishy smell?

Chlamydoa cause fishy smell?

Vaginosis: A fishy vaginal odor is most often attributed to bacterial vaginosis. This is a condition treated with Rx medications, which can also be present with sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia. Your gynecologist can help you sort this out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can incense smell harm baby?

Can incense smell harm baby?

Air pollution: It is not so much the odor as the effect it has on the nasal passages & lungs. We know these odors increase the nasal congestion in infants which increases their work of breathing. We know that smoke increases the risk of crib death, although incense has not been studied separately. What is very clear is that it does not in any way improve the life of baby. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits smell musky?

Why do my armpits smell musky?

Bacteria: Apocrine sweat glands secrete an oil in response to stress. Sweat is pushed to the surface of your skin where bacteria begin breaking it down. Most often, it's the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat that causes an odor. ...Read more

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What would gangrene smell like?

Bad: If you've ever smelled a dead animal or rotting meat, you have a good idea of what wet gangrene smells like. Dry gangrene may not have much smell because the dead tissue has dried out. ...Read more

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How is sense of smell restored?

How is sense of smell restored?

Smell restoration: Often, it cannot be restored, but it depends on why your sense of smell is impaired or absent. If it was from a sinus infection, treating the infection can help. If nasal polyps, treating them may improve it, too. If the loss is from olfactory nerve damage from trauma or stroke or infection, it might not ever come back. If your nose is plugged, just returning your nasal breathing can help. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits smell so bad?

Why do my armpits smell so bad?

Bacteria: The bacteria in your armpits are responsible for the smell. They use the sweat and oil from your arm pit glands to grow and produce smelly chemicals. ...Read more

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How come my breath always smell?

How come my breath always smell?

Bad breath: Halitosis comes from three areas. Mouth and teeth. Nose and nasopharynx. Lastly esophagus and stomache. Start with better oral hygiene, and a dental check-up. Then have the rest checked out. ...Read more

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Does smoking make you smell bad?

Does smoking make you smell bad?

Smoking: Yes! smoking leaves a residue on you and your surroundings. This causes the smell of smoke on your skin, hair, and clothes. My advice would be to quit smoking. ...Read more

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What does leucorrhea smell like?

Leukorrhea: Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Lack Of Sense Of Smell (Definition)

Several causes locally in the nose or brain. See ...Read more