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Sudden Strong Sense Of Smell And Nausea
In the last week my sense of smell has been overwhelming it almost makes me sick. If something smells I can feel a coating in the back of my throat to where I cough and my eyes feel weird like a coating as well. It makes me feel sick it is so strong.
Week late. I had drown spotting 2weeks ago for 5days. I have nausea and increased sense of smell and light cramping. 2pregnancy tests neg. Am I pregnt?
You are not pregnant:
Bleeding, spotting is all you need to prove you are not pregnant. Pregnant women, in general, do not bleed or spot. And, now you have spent money on two tests. You are not pregnant.
We do not use ambiguous symptoms to diagnose pregnancy anymore. The tests are very accurate as long as you have waited two weeks after the sexual encounter. ...Read more
Olfactory stim: Hormonal changes have been known to affect the sense of smell. Also, correction of sinusitis, congestion, or other conditions in the nasopharynx may seem to be enhancing the sense of smell. Certain drugs may do this, too, though usually alter the sense, rather than increase it. ...Read more
My friend lost his sense of smell because of strong chemicals at work. Will his smell ever come back?
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The first days after septoplasty and turbinoplasty my sense of smell came back strong. Now after 5 weeks, I can hardly smell anymore. Is this normal?
Is it possible to have heightened sense of smell after post nasal drip? Strong smells cause me to feel asthmatic now. Will this pass?
Asthmatic: Need more information but the symptoms should pass. Be sure to get examined if they persist or worsen ...Read more
Taking oral progesterone due to 2 miscarriages. Last period on 7/6. Ovulated & started progesterone 7/24. Sense of smell very strong and sore breasts?
Ouch!: The symptoms you are experiencing are likely d/t the Progesterone- remember the breast swelling just before your period? Prog levels are highest then; and that is part of it's function, to also enrich the uterus to sustain pregnancy. First, let me empathize, my wife took Prog to maintain her pregnancy (our only one!) Also, you may get pregnant underneath this, so much the better! Good Luck! ...Read more
I was cleaning my bathroom and inhale toilet bowl and bleach. The smell was so strong I had to open the b/r door. I have nausea feeling, no shortness?
Family practice: Although you can have those symptoms with certain inhalents, it usually is not long lasting unless you have multiple exposures. If symptoms persist contact your dr. You can always call poison control. ...Read more
Burning sensation/tingling on top of my head. Lost my sense of taste and smell. I also feel dizzy and nauseas.
Scratch and sniff: For a crude assessment of the sense of smell many ENT doctors have a scratch and sniff packet that can be used to see if you can identify odors. Very specialized smell and taste disorder centers have much more in depth testing material available. ...Read more
Obstruction: Diminished or altered ense of smell is likely due to poor airflow to the roof of the nose where the nerve endings for smell are located. A thorough nasal endoscopy will check for nasal polyps (which are usually due to allergies). If the endoscopy is normal, then a ct scan may be helpful in ensuring no other abnormalities in the skull base that can alter sense of smell. ...Read more
May need steroids: Sometimes after a cold the nose can become inflamed. This inflammation can then lead to difficulty with your sense of smell. If you can get to an ear nose and throat doctor you can have your nose looked at to make sure there are no polyps. A course of steroids may be of help. ...Read more
Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as flu, Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be smelt. Olfactory nerve transmits smell, may be affected by tumor/trauma ...Read more
3 main reasons.:
1.Head trauma: a blow to the front off back of the head causes the brain to bounce in skull. Smell nerve fibers can be ripped by this sudden action
2.Nerve damage: a seemingly minor cold sometimes causes enough inflammation that nerve is damaged. Some drugs can also cause this
3. Obstruction: something can physically block smell particles from reaching the smell area. Polyps or rare tumors. ...Read more
Possibly: Perfumers, wine experts, and testers in the spice/flavoring industry have improved their sense of smell so it is possible. Could contact international flavors and fragrances co in ny, mccormicks in baltimore and see if they have specific recommendations. ...Read more
Lipoic Acid may work: This seems to happen to some as they age, but it can also signal some diseases. Early parkinson's can include this, as can diabetes, chronic nasal problems & some neurological - you can be examined & treated for these. Some think dietary zinc helps, lipoic acid seems to and the old asthma drug, theophylline. Work with your doctor on it. Good luck! ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoidance of noxious chemicals and use of ilicit medications that can cause olfactory damage. ...Read more
Polyps?: Allergy sufferers that have headaches and altered sense of smell (or no smell) can often be found to have nasal or sinus polyps. Polyps are benign tissue growths in the nose and sinuses and can alter normal drainage pathways. This can lead to headaches, sinus infections, and loss of smell and taste. Though they can be treated medically, surgery is also sometimes required. ...Read more
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Osmophobia maybe...: It sounds like you may be referring to what we technically call OSMOPHOBIA in the Headache world which is generally described in the context of a person who is suffering from a migraine type of headache but whose headache gets decidedly WORSE in its intensity when stimulated by otherwise NON-noxious aromas or smells. Write to me @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi if you have more questions. ...Read more
Being studied now!: Seems a quite active area for research now. Much would depend on reasons for the loss of smell sense. Also, without a trauma or disease cause, there are studies looking into that as a very early indicator of future alzheimer's or parkinson's. Efforts are all over the MAP - it's an interesting question. Some love this sense - others care less. I'd miss it a lot, so if this is you, I feel your loss. ...Read more
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