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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

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What does it mean if my urine is hotter than normally, it has a horrible chemical smell, I'm experiencing horrible headaches along with severe lo...

What does it mean if my urine is hotter than normally, it has a horrible chemical smell, I'm experiencing horrible headaches along with severe lo...

Hot urine is normal: Urine is always hot as it comes out of your body and is of the body temperature. And concentrated urine can also have horrible chemical smell. It can also be due to urinary tract infection.I will advise get the urine examined and tested for any abnormality including culture if indicated. Consult your Doctor as you also have headaches and lo? ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

Smell: Distortion of smell or presence of odors that others can't smell can occur with certain brain lesions, but the fact that the symptom cleared for a period of time is reassuring even though the symptom recurred. If you're quite disturbed by this symptom, consult an Otolaryngologist for careful examination of your nose and mouth. ...Read more

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I have noticed that my urine has a strong wired smell like chemicals what is it and how can I get rid of it?

I have noticed that my urine has a strong wired smell like chemicals what is it and how can I get rid of it?

Diet: What you eat is the strongest influence on the odor of your urine. Some foods are notorious for causing very strong odors - for example, asparagus. Taking vitamins will change the color of your urine but usually there isn't much odor. Some medications can lead to a distinctive odor in the urine. ...Read more

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Is it possible Depakote to cause you to smell chemical scent similar to ammonia or bleach?

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Is it possible Depakote to cause you to smell chemical scent similar to ammonia or bleach?

Neurontin (gabapentin): One uncommon side-effect is unpleasant or fruit-like breath odor. ...Read more

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If you smell it, will you have an anaphylactic reaction? There must be some chemicals that went into your nose.

If you smell it, will you have an anaphylactic reaction? There must be some chemicals that went into your nose.

Smell & Anaphylaxis: Allergic reactions to scents can result from a specific irritant or from a combination of components not easily identified. Approximately 30 percent of the population report sensitivities to scented products, and as of 2010, more than 5, 000 fragrances are included in fragrances and cosmetics alone, according to the american academy of dermatology. ...Read more

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Should I go to the er? I'm 7 months pregnant and all I taste and smell is chemicals I think I used too many cleaning my bathroom

Should I go to the er? I'm 7 months pregnant and all I taste and smell is chemicals I think I used too many cleaning my bathroom

Hello.: Hello. Don't know what chemicals your were using. If you mixed cleaning chemicals, this can sometimes lead to toxic fumes. I recommend maintaining a very low threshold for getting care for a woman who is 7 months pregnant. If you mixed chemicals, you may be at a real risk. Even if you did not, it may be prudent to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I seem to have a weird chemical smell in my nose and have done since leaving the hairdressers an hour ago. I also have a headache. What could it be?

I seem to have a weird chemical smell in my nose and have done since leaving the hairdressers an hour ago. I also have a headache. What could it be?

Chemical exposure: There are many chemicals in use at a hair dresser. You may have been exposed to one that is causing the continued smell which may not be in your nose, but on your hari or clothing. Many chemicals can cause headache. When you get home try Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the headache, change your clothes and take a shower, to seee if the smell goes away. ...Read more

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I had botox for my frown 4 weeks ago after about 3 weeks I started to get this chemical- cheap rubber smell in my nose. It's there all the time now.?

I had botox for my frown 4 weeks ago after about 3 weeks I started to get this chemical- cheap rubber smell in my nose. It's there all the time now.?

Dysosmia: We don't know anything about you, not even your age or any medical conditions. Dysosmia is not related to Botox; however, it may be suggestive of a stroke in some circumstances. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more