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What does it mean when everything smells and taste the same?

What does it mean when everything smells and taste the same?

Sinus problem: Often times this is related to a sinus problem. Significant drainage or congestion can cause smells and tastes to become obscurred....Muted. Rarely this can also be a problem with the brain - seizures, mini-strokes, etc. See your doctor, this can probably be fixed quickly and easily. ...Read more

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What could cause me to smell weird smells and see weird colors?

What could cause me to smell weird smells and see weird colors?

May be infection: You may have infection, but you need to clarify your source which is what part of body. You need evaluation. ...Read more

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My child smells everything in sight. Is she autistic?

My child smells everything in sight. Is she autistic?

How old is she?: Some small children do like to smell things yet are completely normal. Since you're very concerned, please talk with your daughter's pediatrician about this behavior. Autism can include some unusual behaviors, but far more than this is needed for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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All smells weither it be roses or food all smells the same (disgusting smell) same with foods I eat that same smell and taste on everything. Cant eat.

All smells weither it be roses or food all smells the same (disgusting smell) same with foods I eat that same smell and taste on everything. Cant eat.

You should: Consult a Board Certified Neurologist...this alteration in smell can be due to a # medical issues from frontal lobe abnormalities to Temporal lobe dysfunction
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why is this happening? My usual "smell" down in my girlly part area has been smelling well... Sour. It doesn't itch I have no strange disscharge and everything is normal other than it smells different and really not pleasing!

Why is this happening? My usual "smell" down in my girlly part area has been smelling well... Sour. It doesn't itch I have no strange disscharge and everything is normal other than it smells different and really not pleasing!

You: You may have an overgrowth of a certain bacteria. Typically it is bacterial vaginosis. There are other bacteria such as ureaplasma and mycoplasma. A gyn doctor can do cultures and simple test to diagnose the problem and treat it with the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do I burl a lot and it smells horrible?

Why do I burl a lot and it smells horrible?

Many causes: The answer depends on whether you have other symptoms along with the vomiting. There are many causes for this including: infection, stomach flu, food poisoning, ulcers, reflux disease, hiatal hernia, gastroparesis, head injury, hepatitis, gallbladder, pancreatitis, heart attack, side effects of medications...As always, if it's happening all the time and it's not normal, it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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My gf smells down there, how do I tell her?

My gf smells down there, how do I tell her?

Be honest: Bacterial vaginosis is associated with a fishy odor. You should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure musky smells?

How would you recommend I cure musky smells?

Depends: First, try to figure out why you have a musky smell. Often smells can be from foods you eat, so if play detective, and avoid any trigger foods that produce a bad odor. If you naturally sweat and produce a bad body odor, you may need to simply try different anti-antiperspirants and deodorants until you find the one that best suits your needs. Body lotions are also readily available. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does not eating can make your odor smells bad?

Does not eating can make your odor smells bad?

No food equals odors: Yes, when one is fully anorexic or fasting their ketones increase and they can smell from their breath to their sweat and other body fluids.

If you are 'ketotic' as we call it, then you need to ingest some proteins and fluids to return to a normal state. ...Read more

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Only one of my underarms smells, is this normal?

Only one of my underarms smells, is this normal?

Not problem now: I would just mention this to your primary care doctor during the next visit. As long as you are not having pain, not having a rash in the area, and there are no growing bumps in the area... Then no treatment is currently needed.
Take good care... ...Read more

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Smells and brownish fluid coming out down there what to do?

Smells and brownish fluid coming out down there what to do?

STD, if applicable: There are several causes for smelly brown vaginal discharge. The most important among them needing treatment right away are bacterial vaginosis, Trich and other infections. Pl have yourself examined soon to get a prescription to avoid long term complications like PID. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my little boy of 7 smells like syrup?

Should I be worried if my little boy of 7 smells like syrup?

Maybe......: There is a genetic disease --maple-syrup urine disease. If you are concerned about how your child smells, discuss it with his pediatrician. Specific testing can be done. ...Read more

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Just because someone smells funny, does that mean he/she is dying?

Just because someone smells funny, does that mean he/she is dying?

Not necessarily: There are many factors that can cause body odor. Personal hygiene as well as eating habits and medication being taken all can contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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What can I eat or do to make flatulent smells less bad or disappear?

What can I eat or do to make flatulent smells less bad or disappear?

Eat less: You may need to reduce your intake. After that you may wish to eliminate one food type at a time to see what reduces your problem. Reducing the intake alone may be sufficient.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My friends says smells of lillies but when one else can. Why is this?

Unknown: Please ask your question again as I am unsure of what it is that you are wanting an answer to. ...Read more

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Why might I feel naseus to certain smells that are stronger than normal?

Why might I feel naseus to certain smells that are stronger than normal?

Normal: Many people have strong sense of smell and feeling nausea after strong smell is a normal human variation ...Read more

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Help, I need to know what is wrong with me! I don't trust my boyfriend. Smells too good?

Help, I need to know what is wrong with me! I don't trust my boyfriend. Smells too good?

Not enough info: First, why would you be with a partner that you do not trust? Anyway, you have a problem but have given no data to suggest what is wrong. Is there pain, something not working, fear of infection, ; possible pregnancy? Either send us more data or go to your family doctor so he can get the information needed. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when all food smells sickly sweet from a complete loss of smell?

What exactly does it mean when all food smells sickly sweet from a complete loss of smell?

Phantosmia: With loss of the sense of smell, you can sometimes have excessively strong sense of odors, but they are somewhat like a release phenomenon. There are also sometimes events like small seizures in the areas of the brain that sense smell, the olfactory lobe. If this is constant, likely the effect of the loss of the sense. ...Read more

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I wake up with a wet butt hole, it smells awful... what do u think this is. It happens every night.

I wake up with a wet butt hole, it smells awful... what do u think this is. It happens every night.

Pain?: Do you have any pain? Abscesses can rupture and drain giving a foul smell and wetness. You may have a fistula where fluid and mucus leaks from the anorectum thru the skin. Are you able to hold your stool or do you leak? Incontinence can cause wetness. Best to see an MD. ...Read more

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3 days ago I started having a smell that's smells like something is rotten inside me. It is continusouly never stops....

3 days ago I started having a smell that's smells like something is rotten inside me. It is continusouly never stops....

Ambiguous: There is not enough information in your question and none on your personal profile to give you any specific medical advice. Often times bad persistent smells represent a sinus infection. ...Read more

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I'm on cycle and My smells sour. I'm irregler all the time so the last one was 3 months ago. But this smell is new for me?

I'm on cycle and My smells sour. I'm irregler all the time so the last one was 3 months ago. But this smell is new for me?

Possible infection: Unusual vaginal odor could signal infection. Best to see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more

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I moved in a new home, house interior was painted in semi gloss, I moved in today after a week of pain dru. It still smells, and I have baby, danger?

I moved in a new home, house interior was painted in semi gloss, I moved in today after a week of pain dru. It still smells, and I have baby, danger?

Minimal danger: If the paint has had a week of dry time and was painted with latex indoor paint, there is low likely toxicity but if fumes are high and cause a headache, I recommend opening the windows and airing the house for a short time. ...Read more

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I have umprunprotected sex with my bf n once he finish inside I went to get a dry nakin n I smell it n ir smells not good but doesn't itch nor nothing?

I have umprunprotected sex with my bf n once he finish inside I went to get a dry nakin n I smell it n ir smells not good but doesn't itch nor nothing?

Can be normal: It is not uncommon to have strong vaginal odor after unprotected sex due to semen mixing with vaginal fluid. If you are not trying to get pregnant, take emergency contraception asap, and see your clinician to start an effective method of contraception. If you are trying to get pregnant, start prenatal vitamins if you are not already. ...Read more

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For the last couple months I have been smelling this awful smell!! I am really not even sure how to explain what it smells like because I have never?

For the last couple months I have been smelling this awful smell!! I am really not even sure how to explain what it smells like because I have never?

Need more info: This could be due to an infection in your sinuses or a foreign body lodged behind your nasal cavity. Please make an appointment with your family physician or an ENT physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My area down there smells weird during intercourse. What could cause this?

My area down there smells weird during intercourse. What could cause this?

Normal bodily fluids: The secretion of various fluids can cause a temporary change in the 'aroma' of the area in question. If the odor is fishy or foul, please see a gyn md for assessment for a possible vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Does lochia smells? 3 weeks after delivery and having a weird smell on my pad.

Does lochia smells? 3 weeks after delivery and having a weird smell on my pad.

Possible infection: Contact your OB MD to make sure that you do not have an infection of the lining of the womb (Endometritis). which can produce a foul smell when present. ...Read more

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My breath really smells and I have done everything even a breath test! I don't know what else I should do. Please help!

My breath really smells and I have done everything even a breath test! I don't know what else I should do. Please help!

Find Cause: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of ad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more