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Doctor insights on: Phantsomia

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What is phantosmia?

What is phantosmia?

Phantosmia: Phantom smell also called olfactory hallucination and associated with epilepsy, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, just to name a few illnesses. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat phantosmia?

How do doctors treat phantosmia?

Find out the cause: Phantosmia or olfactory hallucination depends on the cause. Sinsitis, headche, depression, polyps are a few examples.
Get a checkup with a doctor to find out what maybe causing it. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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I was hit in the neck with a soccer ball last night, and now I have an annoying phantosmia. How long could it take to go away?

I was hit in the neck with a soccer ball last night, and now I have an annoying phantosmia. How long could it take to go away?

Direct trauma: To the olfactory nerves is a rare cause of phantosmia and it makes sense that the duration will be the length of time it takes for these nerves to heal from the trauma. I'm afraid a NEUROLOGIST should be the expert to evaluate your problem and make sure there is not another cause.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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