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Addicted To Smell Gasoline
It's fine: In "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", Genevieve tells Guy that she is looking forward to romance with him after he comes home from working on his car. "And you'll smell like gasoline! " If you've got a distinctive turn-on -- EVERY adult does -- and it's not something that's going to hurt somebody, cherish it. ...Read more
See a doc: Have not heard of this, but sounds like seeing your family doctor first and having them possibly run some tests would be a sound next step. ...Read more
Stood in closed car repair garage with noticeable gasoline smell for about 15 minutes. Any permanent damage to my nervous system or otherwise?
No: No, not even any temporary damage. It's just a whiff of an odor... To let a person know to find some fresh air. ...Read more
Gasoline spill in home cleaned, still had strong smell for a few days, now starting to fade. Is this damaging to health being breathed in?
Relax: This doesn't present a significant health risk. ...Read more
I've been smelling gasoline that nobody else can smell. I got a shot of toradol smell went away came back 3 hours later. Excedrin helps 3 hours.
Odd side effect: What was the pain that led to the injection? The smell could be a side effect. Discuss w/ the Dr. I suppose you'd know if you are a person w/ very sensitive ability to detect vapors but if you believe it is not real, talk w/ Dr. If you think it is real - call your town or utility to report a possible leak. ...Read more
I had gasoline on my hands and washed them immediately with soapy water. They still smell a little. Can the smell spread onto other objects I touch?
My toddlerlet has a urine odor that smells sort of like gasoline. I notice it off and on. Right now he's on amoxicillin. Could that be the reason?
Related to diet:
Hi. Welcome! Dr. Ivy Fisher with healthtap.
If no other symptoms exists and doing fine
the gas smell could be dietary, what the baby is eating.
Look for emesis, diarrhea, bloody stools or fever.
I assume no accidental ingestion has occurred as well.
If you need further advice/f/u, don't hesitate to make
a virtual appt online for me.... ...Read more
Lately I've had a "craving" for chemical smells (gasoline, rubber cement, etc). Is this a sign of a vitamin deficiency, or any other health issue?
Please see your doc: He/she may refer you to a neurologist to rule out any neurological disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Very strong smell of gasoline after spillage in home, opened windows but still strong smell could this damage health by breathing in while sleeping?
Yes!: Please take this seriously. Avoid exposure as much as possible. Please have the spill professionally cleaned. Even very low level exposure to volatile organics over the long term can be detrimental. ...Read more
Have been craving the smell of chemicals (gasoline, bleach...), feel very hungry, but feel disgusted after eating. Exhausted. What could be going on?
I feel empathy for feeling disgusted and exhausted
It seems that you have experienced hurtful and overwhelming experiences, have become depressed and do not have control over your eating.
You have tried to cope with depression by use of chemicals
Craving the smell of chemicals indicate dependence and lack of control.
See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis
Attend NA Meetings ...Read more
Have an old scool car that has a constant petrol smell I drive with all widow down and only a few days a week is the petrol fumes dangerous for me...
Well: It can't be good. More importantly, however, you have a vehicle that sounds like an actual time bomb. Don't light a smoke in there. The explosive factor seems more concerning than the affect of the fumes. ...Read more
I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I was in my garage for 5-10 minutes and it smelled of gasoline the entire time. Will this affect my fetus?
No: That short exposure time is not likely to cause damage to your fetus. Gasoline has a very strong smell so it takes fewer molecules to trigger your sense of smell so you know it is present a a lower, safer concentration and your overall exposure is low. ...Read more
My urine is clear in color but this morning smelled like gasoline and I feel like I've been kicked in the back lower ribs by a horse. Also I sweat and it is gross smelling below?
That's a very...: ...colorful description but, even if I could tell you what's causing it, I couldn't treat you. Foul smelling urine or vagina discharge, pain in the low back and sweating are red flags for something that needs medical attention. Kidney stones, bladder or kidney infections and bacterial vaginitis are possible conditions that need to be ruled out or treated. Best wishes. ...Read more
Smelling the weed will not allow the body to absorb much if any
if you thought you are having a withdraw symptoms most likely is psychological but I will go to the ER if it persists ...Read more
I'm addicted to a piece of clean nappy that I love the smell of. Is there something wrong with this attachment?
Fetish: A fetish (sexual attraction to a generally non-sexual item) becomes a problem if it interferes with your life or causes you significant psychosocial distress. That is very individual depending on the person. If *you* are worried about this attachment, and are unable to have fulfilling sexual relationships without it, see a good therapist to help you. ...Read more
I might be addicted to Rubbing Alcohol. I'm not sure why, but I love the smell. My sister says it's bad for me, but is it? Do I need help for it?
Isopropyl alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol is lethally toxic when taken internally. Get help immediately ...Read more
I use to be a drug addict and when I was high I smelled REALLY bad, and even though im clean now I still have bad odor I bye deodorants but don't work. But also im always thinking I smell. So can it be a mentally thing or physical??
Smell: Get yourself evaluated by a good ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) doctor to rule out any physiological abnormalities. ...Read more
No: Physiological addiction to nicotine would require that you actually get it into your body somehow. Smelling the packages of cigarettes doesn't actually get the substance into your body in a way that would create a problem. However, by being around cigarettes often, you are more likely to start smoking them, that's the bigger worry. ...Read more
I had sex with my girlfriend, I got addicted to her vagina smell. It's fishy like that got me aroused very much. From where the smell comes from?
The scent can change: The scent (or "odor" if the scent is not good) comes from the bacteria and other microbes in the vagina, plus nearby sweat, with perhaps help from a bit of urine and skin oils. All humans have a variety of scents, some better, some worse. The scents can change from time to time, and under differing circumstances. When a vaginal fishy scent gets strong, a doctor might diagnose bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Drunkenness: Intoxication on gasoline looks like alcohol intoxication - speech slurred, mental clouding, imbalance, incoordination. In those who huff there are often stains around the mouth and nose, esp if bags are used to inhale. The smell gets on clothes and skin. Damage to the kidney, liver, bone marrow and heart also can occur, and cardiac arrhythmias, which can be lethal, can occur, and asphyxiation. ...Read more
Call poison control: Call poison control now and go the er. ...Read more
Gasoline Inhalation: See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002806.htmGet a more detailed answer ›
That's going nuclear: Because scabies lives under the skin (not on top like head lice or pubic lice) gasoline would have to soak through the skin in order to kill the scabies "mite". Aside from being flammable and having toxic fumes, the gasoline will probably kill a lot of healthy skin cells as it tries to kill the mite. Try a milder approach such as Elimite (permethrin) cream from the doctor, instead of going nuclear on the mite. ...Read more