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My elderly father is experiencing phantom smells in the middle of the night which no one else can smell?
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Abnormal smells
There is limited history here to go on.
But if the smells are truly phantom and disrupt your father's sleep your concern is well founded. I would advise a full physical including a complete neurologic evaluation. Possible causes include dementia, brain tumor, seizure disorder or an untreated sinus infection.

In brief: Abnormal smells
There is limited history here to go on.
But if the smells are truly phantom and disrupt your father's sleep your concern is well founded. I would advise a full physical including a complete neurologic evaluation. Possible causes include dementia, brain tumor, seizure disorder or an untreated sinus infection.
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Phantosmia
Phantosmia could be an hallucination or real structural disease.
Take him to an ENT and or a neurologist. http://chemse.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/7/611.full.

In brief: Phantosmia
Phantosmia could be an hallucination or real structural disease.
Take him to an ENT and or a neurologist. http://chemse.oxfordjournals.org/content/27/7/611.full.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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