Top
40
Doctor insights on: How Can I Manage Sensitivity To Smell In Pregnancy

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Warren Foster
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How can I manage nausea in pregnancy?

How can I manage nausea in pregnancy?

Natural treatments: Vitamine b6 in low doses 3-4 times a day will help. Ginger has also been found to be helpful. Sea sickness wrist bands utilize acupuncture principles to help curb nausea with pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How can I manage dizziness in pregnancy?

How can I manage dizziness in pregnancy?

Get a diagnosis.: Make sure your dizziness is not due to some problem with your heart, dehydration, or the side effect of a medication. Once those are ruled out by a physician, pay attention to when it happens. Sometimes if a pregnant stands up too rapidly or stands in one place too long, she can get dizzy. Make sure you do not lay on your back because the baby/uterus can compress your aorta and lead to fainting. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How can I help sensitivity to smells?

How can I help sensitivity to smells?

Open Nasal passage: A very common reason for a lack of sensitivity to smells is the inadequate flow of air through one's nasal passage way. This can be due to swelling, deviation of one's nasal septum, or polyps. This can obstruct the flow of the scent to one's smell nerves at the top of the nose. Some steps can include avoidance of irritants. Nasal steroids is another option. Surgery can also help. ...Read more

6

6
How can I manage headaches in pregnancy?

How can I manage headaches in pregnancy?

Caffeine: Headaches in the early part of the pregnancy are quite common and probably due to hormonal changes. Caffeine works well. Headaches that are getting progressively worse or any new headaches in the third trimester should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What can I do to manage constant fatigue in pregnancy?

What can I do to manage constant fatigue in pregnancy?

Rest and exercise: Sounds contradictory but regular exercise and appropriate sleep and rest can really combat fatigue. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

How can I manage heartburn in pregnancy?

Diet changes: Avoid onions, tomatoes, garlic, and caffeine. Eat small meals. Make sure at least 4 hours have gone by after eating before you go to bed. Prop yourself up with some pillows when you sleep. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

How can I manage constipation in pregnancy?

Diet: Eat a high fiber diet (mostly fruits and vegetables). Drink lots of water. Exercise everyday, especially in the morning. Eat prunes everyday. If your constipation is very bad and your blood count is ok you can take an iron-free multivitamin. If your constipation is still bad, you can try over-the-counter remedies such as colace (docusate sodium) and certain laxatives. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
How can I expect my partner to react in pregnancy?

That depends: Depending on what type of person your partner is will depend on how he acts. If he is a jerk, he will not be supportive or loving. Hopefully though, he will react with a loving, caring, supportive attitude and help with changing diapers, feedings, bathing, and provide overall support and love towards you and the new baby. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

Cramps are a warning: The feeling of cramping may signal uterine contractions, uterine infection, bladder infection or other problems. Many can be treated, but it is essential that a pregnant woman with cramping contact an OB provider. In most cases she will be asked to go to labor & delivery for evaluation and monitoring for labor. No one should try to "manage" uterine cramping alone. That would be too risky for baby! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can remicaide cause serum sickness and if so, how can I test for sensitivity to it?

Yes, and more: Remicade (infliximab), as any foreign protein, can cause a number of adverse effects. It is "humanized", meaning part of it comes from cells that originally were of mice. Our body can produce antibodies to Remicade in our blood that can be measured in specialty laboratories. Even if a patient develops such antibodies, there are ways to help tolerate Remicade or use alternative medications. ...Read more

14

14
How can I emotionally handle changes to my skin and appearance after pregnancy?

How can I emotionally handle changes to my skin and appearance after pregnancy?

Difficult: This is tough. Pregnancy hormones cause many changes to the skin: drk areas and dark lines, moles that grow and darken, acne, rashes etc. Most changes improve or resolve after delivery but can taken a long time. Some women try bleaching but the pigment changes extend down to deep layers of the epidermis, which require a long time to clear through slow exfoliation. Avoid the sun. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How can I cope with stress in pregnancy?

How can I cope with stress in pregnancy?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
In addition to excercise, what can I do to relieve and control anxiety and stress levels? How do I know if my anxiety is bad enough to see an expert?

In addition to excercise, what can I do to relieve and control anxiety and stress levels? How do I know if my anxiety is bad enough to see an expert?

Anxiety, Stress: Relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, and change of environment can help with anxiety. When symptoms are intense, overwhelming and affect your sleep, appetite, concentration, relationships, and work, ;and you have racing thoughts and physical symptoms, please see a therapist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What can cause fresh air to turn musty and how should I deal?

What can cause fresh air to turn musty and how should I deal?

Air filters: Some department stores sell filters that circulate the air and remove particles that can be allergenic or cause mold. Consider these to improve ventilation. Or leave the room and go for a walk in the fresh air. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How to treat urine retention during pregnancy? What do eat and do not eat in this case?

How to treat urine retention during pregnancy? What do eat and do not eat in this case?

Here are some ...: What you eat would not affect how you urinates, but if kidneys function normally, more water intake than what the body needs will force kidneys to excrete more urine for self protection so to urinate more often. However, the care for urinary retention in pregnant women is not different from what should be done for all humans, that is, to avoid further bladder damage from further over-distention.. ...Read more

19

19
How can I prevent sensitivity to cold in my teeth?

How can I prevent sensitivity to cold in my teeth?

Tooth brushing: Cold sensitivity can be caused by improper brushing and clenching or grinding you teeth. An electric toothbrush(sonicare) will correct the first possibility and a night guard or bite guard can minimize the grinding. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
I want to ask how can I decrease my ability to candy and sweet food ?

I want to ask how can I decrease my ability to candy and sweet food ?

Sugar is Not Good: Stay away from consuming sugar.Excess sugar can destabilize your blood sugars impacting your autonomic nervous system (ANS) leading to all sorts of ANS symptoms. They also lead to obesity, high blood pressure and of course diabetes. In fact just about any disease or problem that you have can be worsened by excess sugar. If you want to cure your addiction to sugar, you must stop consuming them. ...Read more

21

21
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

See 2 more doctor answers
22

22
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

24

24
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

See 2 more doctor answers
25

25
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

27

27
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

See 2 more doctor answers
28

28
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

30

30
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

33

33
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

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
Normal range T3/T4 but extremely low TSH(high sensitivity). Slightly low before pregnancy and now extremely low 11 weeks. Endocrine Dr not concerned?

Normal range T3/T4 but extremely low TSH(high sensitivity). Slightly low before pregnancy and now extremely low 11 weeks. Endocrine Dr not concerned?

Low TSH: agree not to worry, your hormone levels are fine and the TSH being slightly is because you are pregnant, just like other things that change with pregnancy.
Don't worry. ...Read more

35

35
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

36

36
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

37

37
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

38

38
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

39

39
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

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
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