I finally found people who can relate to my heart wrenching problem I have been dealing with for the past 3 years.
Background: I’m a 20 year old female in my third year of college. I take very good care of myself; if anything I consider myself to be a slight germophobe if you must. I brush and floss twice a day, I shower sometimes twice a day, and I use perfume and scented lotions. In highschool, there was a particular girl who would always compliment me on my fragrance. Naturally, I felt good about it because I often times feel like my perfume “goes away” after an hour of me using it, however, her compliments assured me that even if I couldn’t smell my perfume others still could. Anyways, fast forward I’m a freshman and college and one day I randomly notice that people would often times rub their noses whenever I was around them (much like how you would if you had an itchy nose. I, personally, have found that I rub my nose when I smell something unpleasant, such as body odor, bad breath, etc. so when people started rubbing their noses like that around me I immediately begin to panic. Even when I’m home with my family, my parents, especially, would do the same and when I would ask them about it, they assured me I didn’t stink but that their nose was itchy. My dad in particular is a very straightforward person and wouldn’t mind telling me I had bad breath or had body odor, so that was a little assuring when he said I didn’t. Yet, I would still notice this gesture EVRYWHERE I went. I’ve been to a doctor, my dentist, etc. I even plan to go to a therapist because it’s literally ruining my social life. I have bad social anxiety because of this so now when I’m talking to people and they begin to rub their nose, it’s like I immediately shut down and the conversation abruptly and awkwardly dies off simply because I’m afraid that idk I stink or my breath stinks? I’ve asked many of my friends who all stated that they just have itchy noses or their allergies. And believe or not, the thing sounds PATHETIC to me because now I’m thinking, What? So now EVERYBODY has itchy noses or allergies? Pure BS. I used to be afraid to ask people why they do it when I notice it, but now I boldly do and every time the person doesn’t even realize that they rub my nose. I did have a female friend tell me one time that the perfume I wear is kind of strong, but he never rubbed or “scratched” his nose around me so I didn’t take his comment any serious. This issue has made me so depressed and socially awkward. I already am a person with very low self esteem so this issue has literally turned me into a timid Tina :(. I don’t know what else to do. My dad claims that the only time I will feel satisfied is if someone tells me what I think is true. In other words, the day someone tells me that I have bad breath is the day I would stop speculating why people rub their noses and conclude that whenever someone rubs their nose it’s because my breath stinks; however that’s not the case because I don’t have a breath problem. Idk what to do guys. Like I said, my personal hygiene is top priority for me and doctors claim I don’t have any infections or diseases (GERD, tonsil stones, etc) so I’m not sure why I keep noticing this everywhere. I went to my professors office hours today and he too rubbed his nose quite frequently. Saddened by this, after the meeting, I went straight to my car and cried. This thing is ruining my life and idk what to do about it. I didn’t intend to make this extremely long and I do apologize. Does anyone have any suggestions please?
It does not have a smell. I flew to Florida to meet someone with PATM and it doesn’t have an odor. We both concluded that we don’t emit a smell and we weren’t allergic to each other.
Everyone saying that it is a bad smell, paradoxically nobody tells you or your best friend or family? and what do they say about allergic reactions like escosor, sneezing, picason in the eye, etc? One thing is to cover your nose and clear your throat with coughs and is another when they are because of allergies ...... Here they are only taking into account as if it were a bad smell. Maybe if they said that our saliva emits some type of allergic gas, it would have some logic. If so, you should have a medical examination of the salivary glands, maybe there is something lodged in them .......
Of course your phlegm will affect your saliva and tounge, and thats why your saliva smell bad.
That also explain why people who take some medicine like black seed, or gargling baking soda, rinse the nose will find some improvement in smell but it comes back again. That is because those medicine or what they are doing will help reducing the phlegm.
At first I dont believe it is because of phlegm until I tried everything but the problem still there, so there must be something hidden I didnt notice.
When you breath out the air, it will pass through your throat and the air will pass the smell of phlegm and out through your nose. That ecplain why people in a room will start covering nose or coughing once you enter the room. It is because of the air you exhale.
Happy for you bro.. but still cant explain why i get reaction through internet live streams and live TV shows.. or maybe im juts crazy lol..
I already posted this on here about mucus being the cause. May months ago if not last year.
I had that extreme that even sewage workers could smell it. I tried fasting and that helped alot plus sunny wheather. I moved. How did you find out sewage workers were smelling it and are you sure it isnt in your anal area?
Can I specify the name of the drug for you use
Phelgm or mucus is part of the body's defense against infection. When pathogens are present, your body responds by producing mucus to protect itself.
I think the mucus is a symptom, not the cause.
Nasal and throat cleaning with sea salt and baking soda in warm water like 3 times a day or if not with a well-measured oxygenated water solution that is stronger, that would reduce substantially since when washing the nose the liquid penetrates to the throat and takes out Yellow phlegm when you are with the flu. But, unfortunately that I already did, I did the sea salt and bicarbonate for almost 1 month periodically and it did not work on me, maybe I would have to try with the strongest that includes oxygenated water. On Youtube there are guides about it. I repeat, I tried and it did not work, you have to be very careful with those nasal washes because if we exajeramos we would destroy the olfactory membrane and loss of capacity .....
If this holds true, then that explains why cleaning my tongue helps with reducing the PATM reactions. Completely does not remove PATM problems so please provide us with the alternative medication that you are using.
what kind of traditional medicine bro? can u elaborate plss
Happy that you found root cause!
Can you elaborate what traditional medicine you took? How long have noticed improvement?
For me, nasal rinse helps but the smell & reaction comes back the next day and won't help if i keep doing the nasal rinse anymore.