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What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

Sinus Infection: You need to have your doctor check if you have sinus infection which is one of the common complications of allergies. Sinus infection gives you a sense of 'bad smell' maybe ammoniacal or not. Not well controlled asthma and allergies in itself makes you to have chronic fatigue and muscle weakness and thus more pronounced with any infection.
Allergies can also increase your sensitivity to smell. ...Read more

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Can reflux cause an ammonia acid smell thru yourn nose along with burning chest?

Can reflux cause an ammonia acid smell thru yourn nose along  with burning chest?

Perhaps: Reflux can cause chest pain but the smell may be due to other things. Really need to get the reflux addressed by a GI specialist since this can have sever consequences over time including permanent esophageal damage. ...Read more

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Can certain cold meds cause an after effect such an ammonia smell in the nose and mouth?

Can certain cold meds cause an after effect such an ammonia smell in the nose and mouth?

Yes: There are so many unproven over the counter cold meds. And many have side effects that are not even recognized.

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Would never use. ...Read more

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I smell ammonia in my nose after cardio training. When this started, it only happened after intense training, now it happens in every cardio session. This started a year ago. Should i be worried?

I smell ammonia in my nose after cardio training. When this started, it only happened after intense training, now it happens in every cardio session. This started a year ago. Should i be worried?

Nasal Sensitivity: When you exercise you are breathing in tremendous volumes. Your nasal lining becomes sensitive and you may be picking up the scent of the cleaning solution in the cardio studio. Try another venue. ...Read more

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Smell in nose ammonia only once in awhile after extreme cardio workout all blood work normal would could it be?

Smell in nose ammonia only once in awhile after extreme cardio workout all blood work normal would could it be?

Burning of fat: The smell of ammonia may represent burning of fat due to exercise. It is not abnormal and given the rest of your history, you should keep up with the exercise. You may wish to do more aerobic exercises. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose with an ammonia like smell. Does this suggest that i may have a sinus infection?

I have a stuffy nose with an ammonia like smell.  Does this suggest that i may have a sinus infection?

See your doctor: A foul smell associated with sinusitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial headaches and yellow or green secretions can suggest a difficult-to-treat infection; this typically requires certain types of antibiotics. Once you begin to notice a foul odor, you need to see your physician; don't just hope that it'll "go away.". ...Read more

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Had hair colored yesterday-ammonia smell was very strong-my eyes started tearing and nose has been burning since.Have I done permanent harm?cancer?

Had hair colored yesterday-ammonia smell was very strong-my eyes started tearing and nose has been burning since.Have I done permanent harm?cancer?

No: just take some antihistamine like benadryl 25 -50 mg , 1-3x/day , it is sedating, if worse see a dr to get a steroid like prednisone pills for 2-3 days, this will not cause cancer and will pass quickly ...Read more

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I accidentally inhaled fumes from a mixture of ammonia and clorox. Now I have excessing sneezing, runny nose, and sense of smell seems distorted.Help?

I accidentally inhaled fumes from a mixture of ammonia and clorox. Now I have excessing sneezing, runny nose, and sense of smell seems distorted.Help?

Pls see ur MD /ER: Sounds like u had an excessive exposure, better be seen by an md, in er / urgent care, looks like chemical irritation to the mucus membrane lining ur nasal cavity and upper airway. ...Read more

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What would cause stool to have an ammonia like smell ?

What would cause stool to have an ammonia like smell ?

See below: Ammonia smelling stools can be attributed to bacteria overgrowth or nitrogen being insufficiently digested or improperly metabolized. When food is insufficiently digested, the non-absorbed food can then become food for harmful bacteria, or just putrefy, in the gut. Either of these leads to toxins being released in the body. ...Read more

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Vagina smells like ammonia. No other symptoms . What could be the cause?

Vagina smells like ammonia. No other symptoms . What could be the cause?

Vaginal odor: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it possible Depakote to cause you to smell chemical scent similar to ammonia or bleach?

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Is it possible Depakote to cause you to smell chemical scent similar to ammonia or bleach?

Neurontin (gabapentin): One uncommon side-effect is unpleasant or fruit-like breath odor. ...Read more

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What would cause ammonia smell on breath?

What would  cause  ammonia smell  on breath?

Poor oral hygiene: is #1 cause for a bad breath. Breath that smells like ammonia or urine or has a fish smell can be a sign of chronic renal failure or helicobacter pylori gastritis. I don't think it is the case. See your PCP for evaluation and labs or your dentist for a professional cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Ive had diaheria for two days and now its smells like ammonia and a little blood ive had a colonoscopy cause i been bleeding off and on for a year ?

Ive had diaheria for two days and now its smells like ammonia and a little blood ive had a colonoscopy cause i been bleeding off and on for a year ?

Need moreInformation: Unfortunately there is far to little information provided to give you specific advise. Diarrhea often is due to a viral gastroenteritis unless this is a recurrent or chronic problem. What did the colonoscopy show? How often do you have bleeding? Is it a small amount or a large amount? Do you have hemorrhoids? A Online Consultation with with a HT physician may be helpful >http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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What causes an ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

What causes an ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

Common in runners: Ammonia comes from the breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. It is made up of hydrogen and nitrogen . The body breaks down protein and converts it to glucose to use as fuel and nitrogen is the waist product. Nitrogen is usually converted to urea by the kidneys and excreted(pee'd) out. If the kidneys can't handle the load it is eliminated out the body through sweet. ...Read more

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What would cause ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

What would cause ammonia smell on your body after you work out or walk 2+ miles?

Too Little Water: You probably are not taking in enough water to make up for what you lose through sweating while exercise. Carry a water bottle with you and make sure you keep hydrated. If it persists with that, let your md know - it could be a symptom of something else going on in your body. ...Read more

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What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

What could cause loose stools with ammonia smell?

Not sure I can: help you but clostridium difficile colitis as well as bacterial dystentery have been known to cause such smells. We need further information about your stool consistency and other factors in digestion. Please repost with more information or see a Healthcare provider on HealthTap or near you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What could cause a salty taste in one's mouth and and urine that smells like ammonia?

What could cause a salty taste in one's mouth and and urine that smells like ammonia?

Likely dehydration.: A urine that smells like ammonia is likely due to dehydration since it is concentrated. A salty taste in the mouth is likely due to the same thing as there is probably not enough water to dilute the sodium. ...Read more

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Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

More likely GI flora: You are in distress and high gad65 ab can cause brain effects. Environmental influences possible. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, grains except quinoa, and sugar.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and some wild caught fish. Check 25-oh vit d. Eat 6 equal meals a day followed by relaxation breathing for 5 minutes , and mild exercise for 10-15 minutes. Read kelly mcgonigal. ...Read more

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Is window cleaner with ammonia toxic? My house smells of it after I cleaned lamp with it, read on internet how ammonia can cause poisoning and death?

Is window cleaner with ammonia toxic? My house smells of it after I cleaned lamp with it, read on internet how ammonia can cause poisoning and death?

Stop worrying: Your body actually makes ammonia. The stink is annoying but harmless. The concentrated liquid can make you sick or damage your skin / eyes. Stop reading scare stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers ? Im quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia

What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers ? Im quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia

Possible infection: The symptoms suggest an infection. You will need to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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I accidently inhaled fumes from ammonia my nose is irritated and burning. Will this cause me harm?

I accidently inhaled fumes from ammonia my nose is irritated and burning. Will this cause me harm?

If it did not: by this time you be OK. Could be dangerous , First thing you should have done is , immediately you should have gone to ER for evaluation and observation for damage. Avoid this in future. ...Read more

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet..For several yrs.?

Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. cause?

Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. cause?

Possible UTI: Majority of UTIs are nitrite positive, however UTIs from so called "gram negative" bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus are usually nitrite negative at urinalysis. These bacteria can be seen on microscopy & grown on bacterial culture. My advice is to get your urine cultured & have your primary care health provider prescribe some antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes really bad smell from my nose?

What causes really bad smell from my nose?

Sinus infection: Sinus infection would be my guess. I imagine other causes are possible, but this is so common, I'd check for it first. ...Read more

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Acid smell in nose, what causes it?

Acid smell in nose, what causes it?

Acid smell: It could be an infection, a foreign object, nasal polyps, sinusitis or a number of other issues. See an ENT doc for answers. ...Read more