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Medical Symptom Smell Smoke
I'm hallucinating the smell of smoke. I've had MS for 24 years, but my MS neurologist says this isn't an MS symptom. I had 3 prolonged episodes of this smoke smelling in may-july 2010, every day for 2 weeks, then 2 weeks remission. I had an MRI for epile
COMPLEX ISSUE: Your symptoms are atypical for ms, but not impossible. Sounds like there was a consideration for auras associated with epilepsy, and questions of lesions in olfactory areas. However, you may be experiencing ephaptic reactions due to neuronal short circuiting associated with demyelination. Not a true seizure but aed's do help in most cases. I do think, unless you have sinus pathology, due to ms. ...Read more
Is smelling smoke a symptom of a brain tumor a myth? Had CT scan 2 years ago for phantom smells. Everything normal. Now constant smell of smoke x2 days. Dry sinuses? No other neuro symptoms.
See your PCP: Myth, or no myth, it warrants further investigation. Smelling unusual smells that aren't present like smoke is not normal. So the first person to start a dialogue with is your pcp. S/he will be able to advise you further, and provide a referral to see a neurologist, if that's needed. Right now it needs to be documented, especially if you're smelling it full-time. ...Read more
I can very often smell and almost taste cigarette smoke when there is never any around me. No other symptoms. What could this be?
My husband is complaining that he smells like onions if he sweats he doesn't eat that many onions is this a medical issue is it a sign of a internal i?
Eccrine Bromhidrosis: The medical term for this is eccrine bromhidrosis. It is rarely due to an internal condition, but a thorough physical exam should be performed to rule out any infection or metabolic disease. If the husband is the only one who can smell the odor, then special attention needs to be placed on his nasal passages, as there may be an infection there that only he can smell. History is important too. ...Read more
Smoking is a serious: Health problem. Please get medically evaluated to pin point the cause of the odor. ...Read more
Yes.: George gershwin had a strong olfactory hallucination of burnt rubber while conducting. He was later diagnosed with brain tumor. One would expect this to be a new symptom. ...Read more
24 hours ago my roommate burned pasta/chicken resulting in minor smoke damage. The smell is still overpowering in the room, and all of us (4) are developing cold type symptoms. Any concerns/advice?
Ventilate the room: Smoke or any type of air particles / pollution can irritate airway. Upper airways leading to cold symptoms[rhinitis] and lower airways leading to cough and wheeze[reactive airways/ asthma]. Ventilate the room/s and and stay out of it till the air is cleared. Seek medical attention if any difficulty with breathing. Maybe next time have someone else cook. ...Read more
My urine smells like smoked ham, what could be causing this. Only sign of infection is lower abdo but put it down to endo which is very bad at the mo?
UTI, vaginitis: If you have abdominal or pelvic pain worse or different from what is usual for your endometriosis or if you have fever or bleeding then you should go directly to the ER. You likely have a urinary tract infection but the odor may also be from a gardnerella infection in your vagina or urine so both need to be examined. In either or both cases you need to see a doctor or other healthcare provider. ...Read more
My doctor did a sputum test. The smell in my nose is horrible. I have no ill symptoms beside blowing my nose a lot. I do smoke an ecigarette?
Nasal infection: You may consider an intranasal examination by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more
No: It is not likely related but a urinalysis and possible culture can put the issue to rest. ...Read more
Have no sense of smell and microwave burned inside- no flames but bad fumes. What shld I look for symptom wise re fumes?
Need examination: It would be important to know WHY you have lost your sense of smell and why you are smelling the sorts of odd things that you're mentioning. A neurological examination should be conducted to answer these questions and perhaps an imaging studying of the head. If you'd like more specific information through virtual consultation please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
What causes the scent of vaginal discharge to change to a putrid smell? Could it be a symptom of something?
Infection?: Could be infection. See your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Urine breath: Patients who are uremic and not on dialysis try to excrete their increase blood urea nitrogen through their lungs. That is what causes their breath to smell similar to urine. Have that person see a nephrologist to assess the state his kidney function. His breath is a sign of advanced kidney disease. ...Read more
Experiencing ammonia smell w/ vinegar food products. Only while breathing out. Just got over a bad cold. This is my only symptom.
Dysosmia: An upper respiratory infection can cause temporary changes in smell or abnormal smells. If there are other nasal symptoms like discharge, sinus congestion and pressure, there may be an infection going on that needs treatment. If this is a short-term problem, you may not need to do anything and give it a little more time to improve. If you are very concerned, see an ENT. ...Read more
Can my loss of appetite and aversion to smell be a symptom/result of being on my period?! This happens almost every time I'm on my cycle. Thanks!
Sour throat: Hello, as I see your medical history, you have serious gi/gerd disease. The sour throat is most probably related to you disorder. If you are having symptoms of gerd even though you are taking 20 mg of omeprazole, you need to see your doctor for medical re-evaluation. A change in meds, a low acid diet and GI referral may be in order. ...Read more
You may have an acute sense of smell that can detect traces of smoke that others can not perceive. However, if you smell smoke when there is none, it may olfactory hallucination. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/temporal-lobe-seizure/expert-answers/phantosmia/FAQ-20058131 ...Read more
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What does it mean when you let a guy eject in you, and you start having a ligjt fishy smell, but when no other symptoms?
STD: This can represent an infection. Best to get examined and tested. ...Read more
I smell smoke sometimes when there is none around. What could it be that's wrong with me. Sometimes the smoke smell is unbearable.
Temporal lobe?: This could be a rather uncommon type of seizure called temporal lobe seizure. You can check with a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I smell something weird and bad, when no other people can smell it. The symptoms does not happens everyday, only once in a while.???
Checkup: See a physician and have a good nasal and sinus exam as well as ears and throat. Checkup with a dentist is also a good idea. ...Read more
I am sitting at home, and I smell strong cigerate smoke. No one smokes, no one else smells it. Not around a smoker. What's up with this? Kinda weird
Is there any condition where ppl smell things that aren’t there? Neighbor is convinced her place is full of cig smoke and it’s not AT ALL. She crazy?
Yes: The brain senses an impulse from the nose. The sensory system in brain is being stimulated falsely. She should see a physician ...Read more
Variety of problems: Do not get worried, but some of the conditions to be aware of: initial signs of both parkinson's and alzheimer's, skull fracture injuring cribriform plate at base of brain, olfactory groove meningioma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Benign far more likely such as sinusitis, zinc deficiency, metabolic imbalance, medication reaction. Your doc can sort out and manage. ...Read more
My urine smells like a sewer but I'm not having any symptoms and my urine is clear what could it be?
Urine or vaginal?: Strong smelling urine usually isn't abnormal, generally due to eating strongly flavored foods. If so, it should improve with diet change and drinking lots of fluids. If it still continues, you might have a urinary tract infection. Also, are you sure the odor isn't vaginal? If so, you could have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...Read more
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