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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Sensitivity To Smells Associated With Pregnancy Last

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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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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 are some common causes for random sensitivity to smells?

What are some common causes for random sensitivity to smells?

Perhaps migraine: Not unique for migraine patient to get rather ill with scent of certain perfumes, or other aromas. Some pts get allergies and ambient chemicals can even cause an asthmatic attack. Some medications may distort tastes and smells and cause adverse rxtns. Some complex partial seizure patients experience foul odors prior to sz, and may be provoked by certain odors rarely. ...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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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

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How to help sensitivity to smells like burning toast?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Sudden sensitivity to smells and vomiting because of them.

Sudden sensitivity to smells and vomiting because of them.

Could be many things: this could be due to many things, but in your age group the most common cause is a migraine equivalent. The symptoms associated with migraine without a headache. If you have any concerns, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What other reasons could cause queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides migraine?

What other reasons could cause queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides migraine?

Many caused: Benign or malignant orophylangeal or nasopharyngeal rumors, benign or malignant brain rumors, previous stroke can increase sensitivity to smells. Many causes of queasiness: anxiety, pain, being on marcotics, gastroesophagael reflux, gallstones or sludge in gallbladder, high blood sugar, low blood auger, many medication side effects, brain lesions, elevated intracranial pressure, high blood sugar. ...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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Sensitivity To Smells (Definition)

Nausea and vomiting are common during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Eating several small meals and bland foods -- such as crackers or dry toast -- may reduce nausea. Women also report being sensitive to some smells, so avoiding any ...Read more