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Why Do I Smell Something Like Burning That Is Not There
My niece says that she smells something burning. It seems to happen a lot - and nothing's burning! any thoughts?
I keep smelling like a burning smell at random times but there's never anything burning or anything what could this be?
Smell: Altered sense of smell may be caused by infection. Have seen descriptors from rotten smell etc. My only suggestion see physician and have sinuses evaluated. ...Read more
Smelled a burning smell very strong 30 min later hubby came home didnt smell it anymore i didnt either is something wrong with me?
No: I'd be much more concerned that there's something wrong with your house than with you. Many house fires start because of electrical problems behind the walls. Please be sure that you have smoke detectors and that they actually work. ...Read more
No: As long you have no other symptoms and your bowels are regular and normal stools.I will not worry ...Read more
I keeping having this smell of burning rubber. I'm 20 years old and haven't had anything like this happen before. what might be happening?
Likely outside you.: See if you have the sensation outside, at other people's homes, in the park, in a store. Even if other people don't smell the same thing, it is not likely a medical problem. You may have a sensitive sniffer. ...Read more
Phantosmia: Phantosmia – smelling something that’s not there – can be triggered by temporal lobe seizures, epilepsy, head trauma and in some instances certain psychiatric conditions. It is also associated with Alzheimer’s and occasionally with the onset of a migraine. MRI, CT scans and EEGs can find physiological triggers such as tumor, sinus infection. If your symptoms continue, see a doctor. ...Read more
Hard to say!: Are you having any other symptoms? How long have you had it? Sometimes a sinus infection can cause a change in the sense of smell. Stop any new over-the-counter meds or supplements, and of course, any recreational drugs (if used). There are other causes of olfactory (smell) disturbances, like the flu, too. If this does not go away in a few weeks see a doc. See http://tinyurl.com/qjqnf4o ...Read more
Smelling things: that are not present indicates the need to see your doctor. It may be psychological or neurological. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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