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Sensitivity To Smell Causes
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
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
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
Possible virus: Viral illness of the nose and throat can cause strange symptoms at times. By irritating the nasal lining you can get a paradoxical clearing of the nose with improved smell as well as throat irritation and inflammation. Usually the symptoms progress and change as the viral course progresses. ...Read more
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
Possible: Not very often quoted in literature but it is possible. ...Read more
Frequent release of gas, bloated feeling, sensitivity 2 smell, always hungry. Took depotrust lst march. Taking essentiale and aneturix. Is it d cause?
Unknown: You have a variety of symptoms that are related to the gastrointestinal system. I would see a GI specialist or consider doing a virtual visit with one of Healthtap Prime doctors to go over this problem one on one in more detail. ...Read more
Bell shaped curve: The sense of smell varies from person to person. Most have the basic set but some are more sensitive to certain odors and there are changes with nasal disease and damage to the internal head strucrtures from injury and certain diseases. There are a few with altered smell (dysosmia) and some have none at all (anosmia) which is quite uncommon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Daily has for a month w/ smell hallucinations, sensitivity to light, sound, smell, speech probs, confusion. Debilitating. Are these migraines?
You need a: Comprehensive neurological assessment for accurate diagnosis. Even if your symptoms were consistent with a medical condition - I don't think you would find too many doctors who would make a diagnosis on line with this info. ...Read more
Today I flossed my teeth and between 2 specific teeth there is slight sensitivity which is followed by a bit of a bitter smell. Is this a cavity?
My 4 yr old seems to have an extreme sensitivity to smells, so bad that he will vomit when im cooking, makin him very picky eater, what cld this be?
I have a strange smell in my nose and wonder if it could be a chemical sensitivity. It seems to be triggered by smells (exhaust) and lingers for weeks?
Chemical not likely: The most likely reason for a persistent strange smell is a chronic sinus infection. Less likely are injuries to the olfactory nerves. Chemical sensitivity is not likely. ...Read more
I have dry mouth with sensitivity to smells and tastes, I am fatigued and feeling a little out of sorts, its been about three days.
Follow up: Your symptoms are a bit vague and non specific, hence I recommend that you follow up with your doctor for further evaluation. A good history and physical, coupled with some laboratory testing could be useful in evaluation of your symptoms. All the best! ...Read more
Ovary pain/sensitivity, dark brown to light brown spotting for a week & an odor that sometimes smells like onion. No itching, burning, not on bc.
Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also smell-light-sound sensitivity. All this since I was a kid, I'm 19?
sensitivity to smells at ground floor of hospital. Stomach instantly cramps as I arrive for lunch (only cramps at hospital) No migraines. No preg?
Possibilities: Could be anxiety, but need to consider other possible factors as well. Is there anything else different in your routine on the days you are at hospital? More coffee? Less food? Sinus problems? You have "no preg? "in your question- so if there is a possible pregnancy please test to get your answer to that question. Pregnancy can give alteration in smell sensitivity. See your MD to get evaluated ...Read more
On day 3 of my period (seems to be stopping) experienceing upset stomach headaches and sensitivity to sertain smells... what could it be?
Hormomal: It's probably hormonal and should get better. If you think you could be pregnant, you should check a test. ...Read more
Front left side of my head hurts, I have trouble breathing through the nose and also light-sound-smell sensitivity. Migrains or something else?
Having phantom smells or sensitivity to smells with numbness/tingling on head. I think I have a mild sinus infection and have been stressed out a lot?
Hmmm...: Actually, sinus infection, if anything should give you a reduction in smell acuity. I've not heard that it causes paradoxical hyperosmia. But what can do that is an irritative stimulus in a place known as the "olfactory groove". which is just above the cribriform plate in the head. What kinds of smells you'e been having? If your new found talent persists I'd have a neurologist look first before EN ...Read more
Passed out monday, hit my head on the ground. Black eye, split lip and lump on my head. Headaches and sensitivity to smell. Go to my pcp? Or wait
Yes, PCP, or ED: Passing out and hitting your head with a new change in smell, as well as headaches deserves an evaluation. Your split lip may need stitches too. I recommend going your pcp or your local emergency department to review your symptoms and injuries. Passing out syncope) requires a work up. ...Read more
I have been having severe headaches for the past week and a half. Pain behind my left eye neck tension blurred vision, sensitivity to light sound and smells. Some vomiting; it seems to be worse when exercising. A little trouble having conversation on two I
Dizziness spells, severe nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, vomiting, sensitivity to smells, weak bladder and head aches what could it be?
Most likely viral/fiu
Could be food poisoning
With so many severe symptoms you need to seek medical attention soon before you become dehydrated ...Read more
Sounds like: Infection that calls for a doctor visit and full evaluation. ...Read more
I am experiencing vaginal itching, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchiness) and vaginal tenderness. I've never had any sexual contact at all. Discharge is slightly yellowish, and has a smell. Very heavy discharge and strong itch.
I have pcos, I'm cramping, nausea with vomiting, brest tenderness, smells I'm use to make me sick and took a test negative now what?
Repeat in 2 days: I would repeat the pregnancy test in 2 days to make sure. If you you may be ovulating which you may not be used to with pcos. Or these symptoms could have nothing to do with pcos...Could have a GI bug. ...Read more
Anosmia: Taste is mostly dependent on the sense of smell. Loss of that sense is called anosmia. A very common cause is head trauma, due to shearing of the tiny nerves from the nose going into the brain through a perforated cribiform plate at the base of the skull. Sudden jarring can sever those nerves. There are other conditions and medications that can impair this sense, too. ...Read more
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