Neurology Community
Smell
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Smell

I have a strong chemical smell 24 hours a day that no one else can smell ?? its starting to drive me nuts.
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
Smelling odors that are not real is called several things, including phantosmia or olfactory hallucinations.  Sometimes simple things can do this, like recently having a respiratory infection, or having stopped up sinuses, or a migraine can do this.  But since it can also include things going on in the brain, for example problems from a head injury, or temporal lobe seizures, or stroke, you MUST visit a neurologist on this one, rather than going by what we say here.  

A couple other things are, if you recently changed laundry detergent, fabric softener, soap or shampoo, this can cause strange smells.  Also, if someone in your household recently used bug spray all over the place, it could even be that.  And then sometimes medications can cause strange smells.  But like I said, you will have to visit a doctor, because it could be a sign of something rather serious.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1260996698
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Invida
MI