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How can I manage sensitivity to smell in pregnancy?

How can I manage sensitivity to smell in pregnancy?

Homeopathic remedy: Homeopathic nux vomica is wonderful for the nausea of pregnancy and smells can induce that so it could help with that as well. Acupuncture can also help balance you out and make pregnancy better. Obviously avoiding places where you know the smells will be intense as well. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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For what other reasons could one feel queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides prenancy?

For what other reasons could one feel queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides prenancy?

Migraines: One possible reason for queasiness (nausea) and sensitivity to smells (osmophobia) is migraine. This is possible even if a person does not have the typical severe migraine headache. Migraine without head pain is called acephalgic migraine. ...Read more

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Could teeth sensitivity be a symptom of early pregnancy?

Could teeth sensitivity be a symptom of early pregnancy?

Look elsewhere: Tooth sensitivity is not generally a sign of early pregnancy. There is a condition known as pregnancy gingivitis where the gums are more easily inflamed due to hormonal changes, but this usually occurs later in pregnancy. If your teeth are sensitive, especially suddenly, it would be wise to see a dentist to make sure that you have no dental problems. This is even more important when pregnant. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Avoidance, incense: The best way, of course, is to avoid the offending odor in the first place. Prevention is a good second choice -- if you can find a pleasing candle or incense to mask bothersome odors. Stories abound of pregnant women wearing garlic cloves as a necklace to cover over bad smells! ...Read more

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Period is 7 days late. Took 2 preg test high sensitivity both negative and no symptom of PMS or pregnancy. So what is happening?

Period is 7 days late. Took 2  preg test high sensitivity both negative and no symptom of PMS or pregnancy. So what is happening?

May not be: pregnant. At 18 years of age your period can be late occasionally without pregnancy. If it does not come in a week, a blood test will be more accurate and a visit to your doctor would be indicated if your period does not come after another month. ...Read more

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My blood pregnancy test sensitivity 25 minternational units/ml, and they were trying to say it was negative but reading postitive? Which is it

My blood pregnancy test sensitivity 25 minternational units/ml, and they were trying to say it was negative but reading postitive? Which is it

BHCG = 25 = pregnant: A bhcg of 25 is a positive pregnancy test. That is a very low number though so scheduling a follow up with your doctor to see if the number is rising normally is important. ...Read more

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I've been nausous about 30 minutes every day and am 2 weeks late for my period. Increased sensitivity to light as well, but zero chance of pregnancy.

I've been nausous about 30 minutes every day and am 2 weeks late for my period. Increased sensitivity to light as well, but zero chance of pregnancy.

Hmmmmm: If you have intercourse, you could be pregnant. If you haven't had intercourse, often being sick can alter your hormones enough to cause irregularity in your cycles. You may have dehydration from your nausea, causing headaches/ sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms like dizziness, headaches, back aches and boob soreness or sensitivity. I thought because of that i was pregnant so i took a home pregnancy test but I am not. So what is wrong with me, I am scared.

I have been having symptoms like dizziness, headaches, back aches and boob soreness or sensitivity. I thought because of that i was pregnant so i took a home pregnancy test but I am not. So what is wrong with me, I am scared.

If : If you thought you might be pregnant this leads me to believe that your menstrual cycle has been late or absent. You may not be ovulating for a variety of reasons. Some blood tests are a starting point in the evaluation: tsh, t4, prolactin at minimum. ...Read more

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In my 50's and have developed sensitivity to smells. Due to hrt?

In my 50's and have developed sensitivity to smells. Due to hrt?

Probably not: Unfortunately, as we age, we become much more sensitive to bothersome odors, as well as other stimuli such as sound (noise), light, taste, etc. This is not related to hrt. ...Read more

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What causes sensitivity to smells in older person?

What causes sensitivity to smells in older person?

A--G--E: Unfortunately, as we age, we become much more sensitive to bothersome odors, as well as other stimuli such as sound (noise), light, taste, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sound, smell and light sensitivity?

What causes sound, smell and light sensitivity?

Migraine: The sensitivities can be part of the migraine experience, and, if you have headaches, this all fits together quite appropriately. Other problems might cause these sensitivities, and, if questions arise, a physical exam and routine blood screens might be useful. Some allergies and medication reactions could do this also. Might also be associated with emotional reactions. ...Read more

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Will an overian cyst cause sensitivity to smell?

Will an overian cyst cause sensitivity to smell?

Not directly: A cyst will not affect sense of smell at all directly; cysts that are hormonally active (that make hormones) may affect perception of smell. ...Read more

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Sensitivity to smells durin migraine. Is that ok?

Sensitivity to smells durin migraine. Is that ok?

Common: Sensitivity to smells is almost as common as light and noise sensitivity during a migraine attack. Some migraines are also triggered by certain smells such as perfumes or colognes or chemical smells. ...Read more

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Could i with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Could i with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Anyone on the: Autism spectrum can develop the hyper sensitivity you mention. Anyone can, for that matter, but people on the spectrum may be more at risk. Great plains laboratory has a good website with info and lab tests. Please see you doc for a check up to rule out other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do all pregnancies involve brest soreness/ tenderness?

Do all pregnancies involve brest soreness/ tenderness?

Breast tenderness: Pregnancy causes the body to significantly change. One of the changes involve the increase in size of the breasts due to the hormonal change. Most women will feel that their breasts have increased in size during the pregnancy, only to return to its original size a few months after. The increase in size often manifests as soreness or tenderness. ...Read more