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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Olfactory Hallucination

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more


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What causes olfactory or gustatory hallucinations?

What causes olfactory or gustatory hallucinations?

Hallucinations: Causes can be central or peripheral. An example of central olfactory hallucinations is head injury or temporal lobe seizures or migraines or strokes. An example of peripheral olfactory is sinusitis or upper respiratory infection. An example of gustatory is epilepsy or schizophrenia or illicit substances. ...Read more

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What medications are effective for the treatment of olfactory reference syndrome ?

What medications are effective for the treatment of olfactory reference syndrome ?

Specifically, none: Several medications are tried. Some "work" for some for some time. Almost always cbt psychotherapy is also provided and it seems to be the most effective component of treatment. If pursued with a skilled therapist and patience, the condition is often significantly improved w/ or w/out medication. Have hope - you can feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been having olfactory hallucinations for over a month now. They are getting more regular. Why? Should I be worried?

I've been having olfactory hallucinations for over a month now. They are getting more regular. Why? Should I be worried?

Olfactory: hallucinations. First please visit your doctor to make sure there is not a physical cause for what you are smelling. Then see a mental health professional to discuss these symptoms and any others you may be having. Cover all bases and you will get the support you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My 78 yr old mom who has a neurodegenerative disease just lost a front tooth without realizing it & has had olfactory hallucinations for 2 days.

If your ? is, "Does : mom need to see her gerontologist & possibly a neurologist & a geriatric psychiatrist?", the answer is "Yes". Significant alterations in sensorium in an elderly person with a neurodegenerative disorder require immediate evaluation for her safety. ...Read more

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Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Yes: The seizure aura is different for different patients. A seizure can be followed by confusion, headache, nausea, etc. See a neurologist to undergo an EEG test as well as a full neurological evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hallucinations?

Make an appointment : With about family doctor to rule out medical causes and if cleared, make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area. We are here to help. ...Read more

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My wife(having treatment for hallucination finds it very difficult to stand up and walk even if she sits for a few minutes. What can be done ?

My wife(having treatment for hallucination finds it very difficult  to stand up and walk even if she sits for a few minutes. What can be done ?

Call her doctor: I'm not sure what treatment your wife is receiving, or what medication she might be on. But, some of these can cause a lowering of blood pressure when the person tries to stand -- with dizziness, weakness, and inability to walk. Please call her doctor & tell about this. Your wife's medications may need adjusting or changing. ...Read more

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Is haloperidol used for schizophrenia treatment only? I am prescribed with halo. I am expriencing voice hallucinations and was diagnoised with ptsd.

Is haloperidol used for schizophrenia treatment only? I am prescribed with halo. I am expriencing voice hallucinations and was diagnoised with ptsd.

Haldol (haloperidol): Can be used 'off-label'. It is an older antipsychotic medication that has indications for schizophrenia ; tourette disorder. It can be used for psychotic or dissociative symptoms (such as can occur with ptsd). I prefer working with the newer class of atypical antipsychotics. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for terminal viral illnesses that induce hallucinations/other psychological effects? Answer please!

Yes perhaps: I need more information. What kind of virus, what do mean end stage, what kind of hallucinations, any other symptoms and diagnoses? ...Read more

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Can these be olfactory flashbacks?

Can these be olfactory flashbacks?

People do get : Olfactory flashbacks following traumatic events. You don't describe what you are experiencing, but it is possible. You may want to speak to a psychologist specializing in trauma to deal with the flashbacks. Feel fre to ask additional questions if you need to. ...Read more

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What do you call the synapse of the olfactory nerves with the mitral cells?

What do you call the synapse of the olfactory nerves with the mitral cells?

Olfactor: Look at this, I don't think you meant 'mitral' but can't figure out what you meant to type ?antral. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_nerve ...Read more

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What poisons cause olfactory receptor paralysis ?

What poisons cause olfactory receptor paralysis ?

Poisons: Please go online and look for the poisons that may cause olfactory receptor paralysis. Can you please let me know what your current symptoms are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to purposefully lose your olfactory senses or taste buds permanently?

Is it possible to purposefully lose your olfactory senses or taste buds permanently?

Yes.: Certain diseases and/or injuries can cause loss of these senses. To purposefully lose them would require intentional injury to the sensory nerves associated with taste and smell. Not very likely someone would volunteer for this! ...Read more

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Can dust get up to the olfactory nerve?

Can dust get up to the olfactory nerve?

Not exactly: Your olfactory nerve is from your brainstem and its branches eventually make their way to your nasal mucosa and receive input from your nose i.e. smell. Things do not go up the nerve as such only the information the nerve endings receive. ...Read more

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Is it possible to purposefully kill my olfactory senses, or kill my taste buds permanently?

Why: Are you having problems? It seems that loosing the ability to taste and smell would not make your life betterbut worse. Are you having problems with smells and taste...Thts what should be addressed. ...Read more

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I lost my taste from having the flu about a year ago will it ever come back ? Can the olfactory nerve heal?

I lost my taste from having the flu about a year ago will it ever come back ? Can  the olfactory nerve heal?

Waiting a Year?: You have waited a year without any specialist evaluation and treatment? Please go see an expert in this field. Your family physician will help you with that. ...Read more