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Doctor insights on: Cigarette Smell Coming Through Pores

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Can the smell of cigarette smoke seap through your skin pores?

Can the smell of cigarette smoke seap through your skin pores?

Third-hand smoke: The same chemicals that leave a stale cigarette odor on clothes and upholstery also can be swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin of non-smokers. Smoke residue may linger for hours, days or months, depending on the ventilation and the level of contamination.
According the official journal of the american academy of pediatrics. ...Read more

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What can cut the smell of alcohol so the previous night isn't so apparent through your pores in the morning?

What can cut the smell of alcohol so the previous night isn't so apparent through your pores in the morning?

The alcohol: Odor you are describing is not from your "PORES" it is from your STOMACH (Gastric alcohol fumes) thus NEUTRALIZING the odor does not occur (by simple neutralization of your BREATH) until you neutralize your stomach contents. That's why TOMATO JUICE WITH LEMON is often termed a "hangover" remedy.....that old booze is just hiding in your STOMACH...hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

If you had a very small hole in stomach and gas leaked through it into the peritoneal cavity, could the smell of the gas escape thru pores in the skin?

No: It's a life threatening emergency to have a hole in ur stomach/bowel. It causes peritonitis and needs to be dealt with asap. The air that leaks can not penetrate all the layers of abdominal wall to escape through pores. ...Read more

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Smelling cigarettes all the time, none around! #nqlu I am freaking out because I'm having "phantom" smells... Mainly cigarettes. I keep smelling them, but no one smokes here. I kept thinking my husband snuck one, but he has not, and he isn't lying to me

Smelling cigarettes all the time, none around! #nqlu I am freaking out because I'm having "phantom" smells... Mainly cigarettes. I keep smelling them, but no one smokes here. I kept thinking my husband snuck one, but he has not, and he isn't lying to me

I: I can't diagnose the cause of these "phantom smells". On one hand, if you have problems with your sinuses if could cause a bad odor. I think you would have mentioned it, if you developed severe headaches after smelling this. Since you are having more than one type of aroma, I recommend that you have this evaluated. You could be experiencing olfactory hallucinations. It would be appropriate to see a neurologist to be assessed. ...Read more

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Could cigarettes affect smell/taste?

Could cigarettes affect smell/taste?

Yes, of course: Smoking interferes with oxygen metabolism and can affect the nervous system or the brain in many different ways ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to cigarettes by liking the smell and breathing the packs in alot?

Can you get addicted to cigarettes by liking the smell and breathing the packs in alot?

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

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Could inhaling secondhand smoke refer to actually inhaling the actual smokey fumes of the cigarettes or the smell?

Could inhaling secondhand smoke refer to actually inhaling the actual smokey fumes of the cigarettes or the smell?

Both: Second hand smoke includes both the active material exhaled by a smoker or the particulate debris that settles on hair, clothing or objects. If you can smell it you are being exposed and the particulate can sit in your nasal passages and lungs for days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to taste what you cough if I cough from something that irritated my lungs like cigarettes I then taste that smell in my mouth

Is it normal to taste what you cough if I cough from something that irritated my lungs like cigarettes I then taste that smell in my mouth

Yes it is normal: When you cough microscopic particles of what ever is in your lungs gets brought up and is deposited on your tongue. Once these particles are on your tongue you taste them. ...Read more

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Got up today bloody nose, I can smell everything for once (not good) home smells of cat, ferret, and cigarettes?

Got up today bloody nose, I can smell everything for once (not good) home smells of cat, ferret, and cigarettes?

Bloody noses: Common reasons for nose bleeds include: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at a ^ altitude, trauma to the nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to a broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol or Cocaine abuse can lead to nose bleeds. ...Read more

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My husband came home from club, he smells cigarettes and went straigh to bad, a new born is sleeping in our bedroom two meters away, can it harm?

My husband came home from club, he smells cigarettes and went straigh to bad, a new born is sleeping in our bedroom two meters away, can it harm?

2nd hand smoke: The presence of a smoker in the household increases the risks of crib death & doubles the frequency of respiratory illness including bronchitis and ear infections. Smoking in front of the child triples the frequency of these issues. Smokey clothes on a non-smokers will still affect a small infant. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I have a small hole in the back left of my mouth and sometimes it ejects a white plaque like substance that smells bad I use to smoke cigarettes but I have switched to vaping?

Hello Dr. I have a small hole in the back left of my mouth and sometimes it ejects a white plaque like substance that smells bad I use to smoke cigarettes but I have switched to vaping?

Ans: Well you should not have any hole in the back of your mouth. Sounds like food particles getting trapped and the smell is the bacteria growing from that trapped food. You are best to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Why do I smell like urine? Someone told me tonight every time they see me, they smell urine excreting from my pores...

Why do I smell like urine? Someone told me tonight every time they see me, they smell urine excreting from my pores...

Incontinence?: After the ageof 50 many men develop Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy! Some of the symptoms include Dribbling, incomplete emptying and sometimes incontinence! Nocturia, Hesitancy, Urinary Frequency occur also!
Sometimes the only clue is Urine smell of the pants and/Or Underwear!
It is embarrassing for many men!
Treatment of BPH by your PCP may end the problem! ...Read more

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The palms of my hands smell like salami. It seems as though the smell is coming from the pores in my hand.

The palms of my hands smell like salami. It seems as though the smell is coming from the pores in my hand.

Your nose?: I can't think of a condition which gives only the palms an unusual smell (assuming proper hygiene). I would suspect that the odor is from your nose. Consider an ENT consult. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I drink alcohol the smell comes out my pores and what can I do to prevent it?

Why is it that when I drink alcohol the smell comes out my pores and what can I do to prevent it?

Oh that smell: That acetone smell. Well you can stop metabolizing the alcohol you drink- but that would mean being dead or just not drinking. ...Read more

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I have a bad smell coming from my pores. I shower everyday and my clothes always smell good it's just me! Problem pooping, dad has Crohn's disease help?

I have a bad smell coming from my pores. I shower everyday and my clothes always smell good it's just me! Problem pooping, dad has Crohn's disease help?

Concerning: Body odor can indicate a medical problem. You can make a few dietary changes to be sure, but see your physician for an examination and blood work within the month. ...Read more

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My husbands cloth smells a bit with cogarettes, I worry because I dry baby cloth in our small room can this harm baby later? Baby cloth don't smell.

My husbands cloth smells a bit with cogarettes, I worry because I dry baby cloth in our small room can this harm baby later? Baby cloth don't smell.

Husband smoking?: If your husband is smoking around your baby, this is a concern. I don't believe the odor alone is injurious, but i'd like to hear what my colleagues say. The bottom line here is that if your husband is smoking, get him to quit. A premature death due to a preventable cause is the biggest negative impact that smoking has on kids. I know from personal experience. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I smelt rooten chicken mixed with cigaretes, a mnth ago, Two days ago that smell came again and won't leave my nose I'm smelling it everywhere, I'm scared!

I smelt rooten chicken mixed with cigaretes, a mnth ago, Two days ago that smell came again and won't leave my nose I'm smelling it everywhere, I'm scared!

Interesting: It would be helpful to see a doctor. How is your sleeping? How about your mood? have you ever had a seizure? Do other people smell it, or is it just you? Do you see or hear things taht other people can't hear or see? If you are scared you should go see a doctor and take a parent with you if you can. ...Read more

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Last night I wasn't able to breath through my nose, it started when I smell cigarette and my head was like aching and coughed just to be able to breath.

Last night I wasn't able to breath through my nose, it started when I smell cigarette and my head was like aching and coughed just to be able to breath.

Passive smoking: Is well known to lead to upper and lower respiratory disorders. If you are not a regular smoker, passive smoking can produce these symptoms ...Read more

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Why do I always smell cigarette smoke?

Why do I always smell cigarette smoke?

Is this new?: Before your question can be answered, consider- is this recent? In multiple settings? Inside and outside? Consider seeing neurologist as it can be a neurological issue. ...Read more

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Is the smell of cigarette smoke harmful to my health?

Smoke: The smell of smoke is smoke, and that is harmful, yes. Smoke on objects or hair is sometimes called third hand smoke, and it contains nicotine and other chemicals. ...Read more

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I can very often smell and almost taste cigarette smoke when there is never any around me. No other symptoms. What could this be?

I can very often smell and almost taste cigarette smoke when there is never any around me. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Smell hallucinations: I would be concerned about your brain and would get an EEG and MRI and a neurological examination.

Tastes and smells in the absence of stimulation warrants a further examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Herpes: No. This is in no way how herpes is transmitted. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. Someone with herpes two does not have them on their hands and thus does not transmit a virus to a cigarette. ...Read more

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Live in condo. Neighbors smoke. Furnace pulls air from outside. Smell cigarette smoke about once a day coming from furnace vent. How harmful to baby?

Live in condo. Neighbors smoke. Furnace pulls air from outside. Smell cigarette smoke about once a day coming from furnace vent. How harmful to baby?

No harm: We humans are not that fragile (otherwise, we would have gone extinct long ago). A baby born today will grow up surrounded by trace amounts of industrial/chemical contaminants in the air, water, ground, food, etc. There is no useful way to identify these contaminants or what their effects are. Yet, kids grow up fine. Some companies do make HEPA air filters for heating and air conditioning systems. ...Read more

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How does nicotine effect someone that has COPD through electronic cigarettes?

How does nicotine effect someone that has COPD through electronic cigarettes?

Airway Compromise: There’s no fda position yet on the use of electronic cigarettes, however studies done in europe show that it increases the airway resistance of users thereby making it more difficult to breathe. Extrapolating to patients with copd, electronic cigarettes will most likely increase difficulty in breathing, the main symptom in copd, making the condition worse. It’s probably safer to chew nicotine gum. ...Read more

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Can smell or smoke of cigarette swollen tonsils?

Can smell or smoke of cigarette swollen tonsils?

Unlikely: Second hand smoke would be a very unlikely cause. Even in smokers tonsil enlargement is usually from another cause. ...Read more

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I have a 2 week old. My child father smokes, after he's done smoking outside he comes in I can smell the cigarette any effect on baby?

I have a 2 week old. My child father smokes, after he's done smoking outside he comes in I can smell the cigarette any effect on baby?

Many bad effects: There are numerous bad effects from precisely this kind of exposure. Here we go. Increased risk of serious bacterial infection, baceria in the bloodstream (sepsis) pneumonia, ear infections, persistent middle ear fluid, speech delay, asthma, chronic rhinitis (constant runny nose) eczema, and of course over time, cancers of various kinds from the second hand smoke. Give hubbie this list. ...Read more

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Over the last 12 hours, tastes and smells have changed for me - coffee like milk - phantom cigarette smoke - earth smells. Could something be wrong?

Over the last 12 hours, tastes and smells have changed for me - coffee like milk - phantom cigarette smoke - earth smells. Could something be wrong?

Hard to say!: Change in taste and smell can have several causes, including zinc lozenges, a sinus infection, or other supplements or meds you are taking. It can also be due to scarier things, but this is less likely. Stop any supplements or over the counter meds you may have started, and no recr. Drugs or alcohol, either! See a doc if your symptoms continue for more than a day or two. ...Read more

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I have had 2 seperate month long episodes where I smell and taste cigarette smoke. I've never smoked and I'm not around any smokers. Brushing my teeth or spraying perfume doesn't help. What could it be?

I have had 2 seperate month long episodes where I smell and taste cigarette smoke. I've never smoked and I'm not around any smokers. Brushing my teeth or spraying perfume doesn't help. What could it be?

Stomach? Sinuses?: You may be experiencing stomach acid problems. Or if you were taking certain medications like antibiotics will or can leave a taste in your mouth. Also a sinus condition like an infection can drain and leave a bad taste in your mouth. Next time you get. This. See if you are or we're taking meds or if your sinuses are misbehaving. ...Read more

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Does smoking herbal molasses through hookah harm you worse than cigarettes? Its the non-tobacco, non-nicotine herbal molasses.

Does smoking herbal molasses through hookah harm you worse than cigarettes? Its the non-tobacco, non-nicotine herbal molasses.

Nobody knows: Because there are no studies. Any organic matter, when combusted (smoked), hookah or no hookah (the water does not purify anything, just cools it), turns into potentially carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbons. Whether these are safer or worse than tobacco is simply not known. It is totally possible to live a wonderful and fulfilling life without smoking anything. I would suggest trying that. ...Read more

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I am allergic to dust, cigarette and it's smell, hairy animals, plants and grass, birds, strong smell of anything since 4 years am suffering..

I am allergic to dust, cigarette and it's smell, hairy animals, plants and grass, birds, strong smell of anything since 4 years am suffering..

See specialist: An allergist is uniquely trained to diagnose and treat patients with allergies and non-allergic irritants. An individualized plan can be provided to have a plan going forward. ...Read more

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I have burning smell in the nose that comes and goes recently started two weeks ago after smoking a cigarette.

I have burning smell in the nose that comes and goes recently started two weeks ago after smoking a cigarette.

First, STOP smoking!: Nobody ever claimed smoking was good for your health! Stop it! As to the recent onset of odd olfactory sensations they could be a manifestation of a seizure disorder. See a neurologist soon for a workup! ...Read more