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I've been smelling strong smells that aren't there and will laugh and random moments, I've also been awoken by sudden loud voices then they disappear?

I've been smelling strong smells that aren't there and will laugh and random moments, I've also been awoken by sudden loud voices then they disappear?

Gonna b ok: Winter, I'm so glad you asked for help. I know this must be SO scary, But this will be ok. You need assistance. Your story makes me think your brain chemicals are a confused, and need to be reset. If you are taking any meds, tell ur doc this is happening. If you're taking anything NOT prescribed, even marijuana or alcohol, stop and tell ur Doctor. Regrdls, get doc help soon or go to ER ASAP ok? Read more

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Had an accident 15/01/2016.hydrocholride gas loss of voice, taste, smell, earache can not swallow on rt side of mouth. Still the same after nearly 4 month?

Had an accident 15/01/2016.hydrocholride gas loss of voice, taste, smell, earache can not swallow on rt side of mouth. Still the same after nearly 4 month?

Hydrogen chloride: ...gas rapidly turns into hydrochloric acid when in contact with water. It's a strong acid that can damage the tissues Some people develop a chronic condition called RADS (Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome). It is beyond the scope of HealthTap to evaluate & treat this condition. Please consult a physician (occupational health or ENT) who is familiar with this type of injury. Dr. Anne Read more

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Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Be assessed: You have many symptoms of a virus or flu but should be examined to make sure you are not presenting with pneumonia or sinus disease. Hope you feel better soon. Read more

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I keep smelling a burning smell from a chemical in my freshly clean towels the odd thing is I'm the only that can smell it it smells horrible any idea?

I keep smelling a burning smell from a chemical in my freshly clean towels the odd thing is I'm the only that can smell it it smells horrible any idea?

If this is a new: Problem, see a neurologist. If this occurs sporadically see a neurologist. Sometime certain chemicals or perfumes can trigger focal seizure (smelling burnt rubber is the classic description). Get an EEG. Read more

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I had a cold and flu last two weeks its gone but food smells like chemical but any other thing smells normal but food not normal please help?

I had a cold and flu last two weeks its gone but food smells like chemical but any other thing smells normal but food not normal please help?

Exam: You may have a residual sinus infection which can affect your sense of smell and taste. Please consult with your PCP or see an ENT specialist. Read more

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Chemical smells still in clothing giving me hives even after many washes. What can I do?

Chemical smells still in clothing giving me hives even after many washes. What can I do?

Other causes?: This makes me wonder if it;s actually the odors or if it could be something else. Please see an allergist for an evaluation Read more

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There is a small amount of liquid coming out of my penis 2 a day and it smells like a hair paint for women like something chemical. What is it?

There is a small amount of liquid coming out of my penis 2 a day and it smells like a hair paint for women like something chemical. What is it?

A dietary source or;: Perhaps you are developing diabetes. Urine in diabetics often has an odd odor and sometimes even can smell a bit like solvent. If you have been losing weight, are excessively thirsty and can't seem to eat enough, espcially if your breath sometimes smells the same way, get checked by your doctor right away. You need to have your urine and the leaking fluid (which I suspect is urine) checked. Read more

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I have a strange smell in my nose and wonder if it could be a chemical sensitivity. It seems to be triggered by smells (exhaust) and lingers for weeks?

I have a strange smell in my nose and wonder if it could be a chemical sensitivity. It seems to be triggered by smells (exhaust) and lingers for weeks?

Chemical not likely: The most likely reason for a persistent strange smell is a chronic sinus infection. Less likely are injuries to the olfactory nerves. Chemical sensitivity is not likely. Read more

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Had cold and flu for two weeks couldn't smell anything but its back now the smell only that food smells the same like chemical went to ENT gt nasal sp?

Had cold and flu for two weeks couldn't smell anything but its back now the smell only that food smells the same like chemical went to ENT gt nasal sp?

Sinus infection: It's possible you have a mild sinus infection with mucous remaining in the sinus cavity. I recommend sinus washing and a nasal steroid spray.
This should help with the odd smell/taste. Read more

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Clindamycin script ended week ago. Now certain food tastes/smell chemicals. (ammonia)perfume smells terrible. Foods are peanut butter soda some meat. Is this normal or reason for concern? Seems smell rel

Clindamycin script ended week ago. Now certain food tastes/smell chemicals. (ammonia)perfume smells terrible. Foods are peanut butter soda some meat. Is this normal or reason for concern? Seems smell rel

Some antibiotics: Can temporarily alter the sense of SMELL which is ESSENTIAL for perception of TASTE! Hopefully this will be TEMPORARY. If this lasts for another WEEK ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified NEUROLOGIST!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck!
BE WELL
Dr Z Read more

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I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

Antibiotic effects..: The yeast infection is related to the antibiotic (flagyl) that has disrupted the normal balance of the bacteria found in that area of the body. That has been disrupted. Talk to your doctor to discuss therapies to treat this infection, based on the specifics of your case. Read more

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Does sense of smell return after being exposed to strong chemicals?

Does sense of smell return after being exposed to strong chemicals?

Likely yes: But, speed of return could be variable depending on whether the olfactory nerve has been damaged, and also, whether the chemical toxin has affected other organ systems. A zinc supplement may assist recovery. Discuss all of this with your doctor. Read more

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I'm 13yrs old and for the past week my urine has a strong smell of chemicals to it?

I'm 13yrs old and for the past week my urine has a strong smell of chemicals to it?

Urine smell: Could depend on what you are eating or any supplements or vitamins you are taking in. Remember the urine is body's production to getting rid of toxins which is why it changes in color and smells etc. Read more

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My friend lost his sense of smell because of strong chemicals at work. Will his smell ever come back?

My friend lost his sense of smell because of strong chemicals at work. Will his smell ever come back?

Unpredictable: If pt. Stops the exposure and he is young chances may increase to recover. In general is better to thing that once smell is gone it is not coming back unless it is caused by a cold, or virus which is temporal. Confirm this with an ear nose throat specialist. Read more

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Every so often my urine will smell of terrible chemicals for a week at a time. No pain involved. Nothing was found in a urine test, what could it be?

Every so often my urine will smell of terrible chemicals for a week at a time. No pain involved. Nothing was found in a urine test, what could it be?

Not sure: Most smells/odors in the urine are a direct cause from what we eat or drink. Assuring your urinalysis was normal, start playing detective and keeping a food diary, and you may find out what is causing your foul smelling urine. Best wishes. Read more