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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 didn't smell it anymore I didn't 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
Abnormal smell: You should get the ENT doctor to examine your sinuses... Keep us posted... Dr. Sibley ...Read more
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I keep smelling a burning smell from a chemical in my freshly clean towels the odd thing is I'm the only that can smell it it smells horrible any idea?
For the past year or so, most of the time I smell burning wood -- so much so I have actually gone searching for the fires in the house -- thoughts! ...?
Nasal/sinus issues: I would advise an ENT (meat, nose and throat) work up. Chronic sinus infection is well known to cause abnormal smell. Of course we always worry about a brain cause. Either way- see your md for evaluation and decide which way to go - neuro or ENT as a starting point. Good luck! ...Read more
What does it mean when you have like a burning sensation by vaginal area and a white thick discharge but doesn't have no smell?
Yeast infection: This is quite probable, especially if the discharge has a cottage cheese like texture to it. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to keep burning my body oil mist into my oil burner? So I broke the top off of my body mist and it smelled so good that I wanted my room to smell like I so I've began to place it in my oil burner and I've been doing so for about a week
What: What are the contents of the body oil mist? ...Read more
If recurrent problem: If this is something that has been recurrent (more than once) I would suggest a Neurology evaluation. Some type of seizures and other neurological problems present this way. If this the first time, drink plenty of fluids, rest and watch yourself to see if it happens again. ...Read more
You may be dehydrate: If a patient is dehydrated the urine becomes concentrated and odoriferous. The smell that you are aware of is concentrated urine. On the other hand what you eat has an effect if the urine is concentrated such as asparagus or alcohol. Best thing is to drink fluids not alcohol) at least a quart of water a day. That can be gator aid as well. You must inctrease this on a hot day or you are active ...Read more
EEG testing?: First excluded focal seizures!Get a more detailed answer ›
Bacterial vaginosis: Occurs from a disruption in the normal bacterial levels within the vagina. Can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Iv noticed this light fishy smell lately and I'm very hygienic person. I have no discharge, itching, burning, or discomfort.?
Infection: A fishy smell is indicative of an infection. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
At the start of my cycle I feel burning and at the end it smells bad for about a week what should I do or take over the counter?
See doc: See your doctor for evaluation and exam ...Read more
Discharge on and off garlic smell sometimesvery heavy whiteyellow creamy other times sticky with small clumps no pain burning no discomfort 5mths now?
What can cause almost constant burning smells? A few years so I was involved in three car accidents, all being hit from different directions, within a six month period. Since then I have been smelling thing burning when nothing its actually burning, and n
Hello.: Hello. This could be an olfactory hallucination resulting from the injury you sustained. If you have not been neurologically evaluated, that might help to shed light on the cause. Take care. ...Read more
Varies: If you are uncut, you need to make sure you retract the foreskin and clean under since it can gather tons of things and cause a bad smell. If not cleaned for a long time, it can cause a condition called phimosis. Burning can be caused by a urinary tract infection or std if you are sexually active. You may not have a discharge even with a std. ...Read more
Bacterial Vaginosis: You describe common symptoms of a bacterial vaginal infection. This can be easily diagnosed with a wet mount slide test under a microscope at your doctors's office. It is easily treated with antibiotics for few days. Schedule an appointment soon. ...Read more
Yes: It is quite possible to have utis without any symptoms. Not infrequently pseudomonas and proteus utis can be symptom free. ...Read more
Possibly: If your urine has an odor and pink tinge there may be blood, a sign of infection, or the presence of a foul odor may indicate bacterial vaginitis. Please see your MD get a urinalysis to determine how to proceed. New odor is an indication for a pelvic exam according to ACOG. Good luck. ...Read more
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