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What does it mean when everything smells and taste the same ?

What does it mean when everything smells and taste the same
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Sinus problem: Often times this is related to a sinus problem. Significant drainage or congestion can cause smells and tastes to become obscurred.... Muted. Rarely this can also be a problem with the brain — seizures, mini-strokes, etc. See your doctor, this can probably be fixed quickly and easily. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am not able to taste or smell anything?

What does it mean if I am not able to taste or smell anything?

Several reasons: It means that your sense of smell (olfaction) is not working, and if absolutely no sense of taste then the gustatory taste areas are not functioning. When you lose smell, you frequently can only taste very minimally, simple things might taste odd to you. This is common with head injury to frontal areas, but could happen with infections, and for taste vitamin deficiencies — see neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your burps taste & smell like rotten eggs no more info than the question i just asked?

What does it mean when your burps taste & smell like rotten eggs no more info than the question i just asked?

SULPHuR CONTAINING: Foods cause the rotten egg smell

Examples
guacamole "NOTORI0US"
Eggs
Poultry
cabbage

Google "Sulphur Burps"
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Past few days I've had the taste and smell of metal I'm 31 year old diabetic for over 10 yrs now and have had pancreatitis twice does this mean?

Past few days I've had the taste and smell of metal I'm 31 year old diabetic for over 10 yrs now and have had pancreatitis twice does this mean?

Depends: What medicines are you taking. Have this reviewed with your doctor. Are you type 1 or 2 because common medicine given to type 2 diabetics can lead to metallic taste in the mouth. Also, take look at the cholesterol med if on, some can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?

If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?

No, it does not: However, anyone taking marijuana with depersonalization or deralization should cease and desist, sine thc worsens such symptoms as well as social anxiety symptoms. Please consider stopping pot for your mental health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does a bad taste or smell in my mouth mean infection?

Does a bad taste or smell in my mouth mean infection?

Way too many reasons: A bad tasteor smell could mean an infection. But it could also mean that you aren't brushing and flossing enough. Also, the bad taste could be coming from your stomach and the foods you eat.
Try a thorough cleaning of your mouth, go to a dentist and make sure all is ok... And try watching what you eat for a few days. Oh yeah and cleaning.... Brush your tongue too. ...Read more

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All smells weither it be roses or food all smells the same (disgusting smell) same with foods I eat that same smell and taste on everything. Cant eat.

All smells weither it be roses or food all smells the same (disgusting smell) same with foods I eat that same smell and taste on everything. Cant eat.

You should: Consult a Board Certified Neurologist...this alteration in smell can be due to a # medical issues from frontal lobe abnormalities to Temporal lobe dysfunction
Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral

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Just because someone smells funny, does that mean he/she is dying?

Just because someone smells funny, does that mean he/she is dying?

Not necessarily: There are many factors that can cause body odor. Personal hygiene as well as eating habits and medication being taken all can contribute to this condition. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when all food smells sickly sweet from a complete loss of smell?

What exactly does it mean when all food smells sickly sweet from a complete loss of smell?

Phantosmia: With loss of the sense of smell, you can sometimes have excessively strong sense of odors, but they are somewhat like a release phenomenon. There are also sometimes events like small seizures in the areas of the brain that sense smell, the olfactory lobe. If this is constant, likely the effect of the loss of the sense. ...Read more

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Can I catch a disease from my cat if my cat tastes something or smells it before I eat it too?

Can I catch a disease from my cat if my cat tastes something or smells it before I eat it too?

Nope: feline infections are not transmitted to humans!
The "exception" is "cat scratch fever" a virus transmitted via a disturbance in the humans skin caused by a cat scratch NOT by the cat's smelling or tasting food!!!

Hope this is helpful!

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What does it mean if your dick smells all the time?

What does it mean if your dick smells all the time?

?fungus: Tinea cruris or "jock itch" is a common condition that cause a foul odor. Assuming you practice good hygiene, and clean yourself regularly, including your genital/penis, than seek a medical evaluation for the proper diagnosis and treatment to be safe. ...Read more

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Everything tastes and smells of salt. I live in a hot climate and this has only happened in the last 2 months or so. What can I do to help myself?

Everything tastes and smells of salt. I live in a hot climate and this has only happened in the last 2 months or so. What can I do to help myself?

Think of GERD: When there is acid reflux disease, salty tasting fluid tend to come to the mouth and has this unpleasant taste.Some medication may contribute to the condition. I would recommend to try over the counter Prilosec and see how it goes. If symptoms persist, I would recommend to see your pcp. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your pee smells?

What does it mean if your pee smells?

Possible infection.: Urine that is foul smelling can come from a bladder infection where bacteria grow in the urine. This is usually accompanied by pelvic pain and burning with urination. Certain foods that we eat, notably asparagus, can impart odor to the urine. If you have symptoms or the odor doesn't disappear, see your physician for a checkup and urinalysis. ...Read more

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BO smells like onion? Mouth taste of onion, what causes this?

BO smells like onion? Mouth taste of onion, what causes this?

Body smell: Body smell is unique to an individual.
Varies in health ans in disease. Such as in Keto-Acidosis, after heavy smoking, alcohol intake, etc.
Body odor does not come from sweat itself because sweat is odorless. Your body produces two types of sweat: the eccrine sweat and apocrine sweat. The eccrine sweat represents a clear sweat, consisting mostly of water that does not smell and plays an important role in regulating our body temperature. The apocrine sweat that is produced by the glands is thicker and is located mainly near hair follicles, on the groin area, in the armpits and on the scalp. When bacteria contacts with apocrine sweat on the surface of the skin, the release of chemicals produces your body odor.
Women A curious study conducted by researchers at Firmenich, a company in Geneva revealed that women's body odor contained high levels of sulphur compound, which together with bacteria, feeding on sweat, produces chemical compound thiol that has a smell of onion. According to their findings, men's sweat was found to contain high levels of fatty acid, which when mixed with bacteria from the underarm, produces the smell, resembling cheese. ...Read more

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My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

My urine smells like poo what does that mean?

Have urine tested: If urine doesn't smell right. Go to your doctor and have it tested. Urine is normally sterile and doesn't have a particular odor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your pee smells like cheerios?

What does it mean if your pee smells like cheerios?

Depends on the cause: There are a number of foods or drinks that if excreted into the urine can change the usual color or smell. Of more concern would be an infection in the urine. If yo are concerned, ask your doctor to culture your urine to see if there is an ongoing infection. ...Read more

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I have been burping and it tasted and smells like i am fart?

I have been burping and it tasted and smells like i am fart?

GERD: One reason for rotten egg/ sulfur smelling burps is gastroesophageal reflux disease. I see that you carry that diagnosis. ...Read more

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Vagina smells like fish mean you are pregnent?

Vagina smells like fish mean you are pregnent?

No, a fish like odor: Is not a sign of pregnancy. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my sweat smells super salty?

What does it mean if my sweat smells super salty?

Sweat: Contains Salt
Watch your salt intake and DRINK MORE FLUIDS!

Just a thought
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What does it mean when your uris smells strong and is dark?

What does it mean when your uris smells strong and is dark?

Not drinking enough: Dark urine is usually concentrated because your not drinking enough. Blood can darken the urine, so can bilirubin. Both can be easily checked on a urine dipstick test. ...Read more

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Does it mean anything when your sweat smells sickeningly sweet? Like during the night you sweat, and in the morning you smell something sweet?

Does it mean anything when your sweat smells sickeningly sweet? Like during the night you sweat, and in the morning you smell something sweet?

Sweet sweat: Hard to know for certain why, but if sweat taste sweet, it would be a good idea to see a doctor to perform a diabetes test ...Read more

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What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

Smell: Could you please expand on your question and give more information, so we can help you. ...Read more

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My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

My urine smells stronger, what does that mean?

Many possibilities: Urine smelling stronger could be the product of food or drink (asparagus for example lead to increased urine odor), hydration, or urine infection. If this persists you will need to see your doctor to have an urinalysis and urine culture and examination. ...Read more

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My 9 year olds breath smells like urine. What could this mean?

My 9 year olds breath smells like urine.  What could this mean?

See ENT Specialist: He needs to be thoroughly examined by an ENT specialist to check for chronic sinusitis and gum disease. If he truly has "urine" like smell then he must have blood test done to check kidney function. Uremia causes such body odor. ...Read more

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My bf says my vigina smells like vagina! But it doesn't stink! I don't know what that means?

My bf says my vigina smells like vagina! But it doesn't stink! I don't know what that means?

Ask him: It sounds like he is referring to an odor that is normal for him. If it is something that concerns you both, be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Lately everything tastes and smells funny and I do not have a cold or am I sick. I am also having trouble remembering things. I am a female 12/20/62.

Lately everything tastes and smells funny and I do not have a cold or am I sick.  I am also having trouble remembering things. I am a female 12/20/62.

Many possibilities: Don't always have to think worst. Many medications can cause altered sensation. Decreased memory in mid-life can also be medication related, but more frequently I see it in my patients with disturbed sleep patterns. Of course, there are many scarier possibilities since all your symptoms are neural: infection, stroke, chronic and immune diseases, tumors so see your doc for a thorough physical. ...Read more

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My urine smells like wheat, what does this mean?

My urine smells like wheat, what does this mean?

Here are some ...: Urine odor and sense of smell are personally unique, reflecting what you consume — foods, drinks, drugs, supplements, etc. and how you perceive. It's okay to smell "offensive" as long as being comfortable in voiding and normal in complete urinalysis with properly collected urine specimen. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. Best wish ... ...Read more