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Abnormal odour in breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hi,
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   hello there very very scared as when i breath i can smell like a tabocco smell
User :   and its very very strong sumtimes
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   32
Doctor :   and how long have u had such issues ?
User :   very scared
User :   just this morning
Doctor :   take a deep breath and check your surroundings,
User :   what you mean
Doctor :   you will be very safe and there is no need to be scared
User :   why and i am the only one that smelt it
Doctor :   this breathing exercise is a technique to control anxiety and strss reduction
Doctor :   probably u might be having a dental infection or infection int he oral cavity
Doctor :   do u have any pain issues anywhere ?
User :   i was taking m son to school and i was about 2 kms till i got to school then went to his classroom with him and i could smell it very very strong for 5 secs then goes and comes back and goes again and comes back
User :   why aint it anything to worrie about
User :   it was a strong smell
Doctor :   if this is a transient episode, this could be a benign issue
User :   what you mean
Doctor :   if the symptoms lasts longer for hours,then this could mean a physical or organis issue
User :   so what could be wrong
Doctor :   if it lasted for a short time, with recovery within minutes then this could be some benign issue
Doctor :   there could be a signal error in the nasal cavity mucosa that checks the impulses sent
Doctor :   or it could be a complex seizure, that caused a change in sensation of the taste
User :   i was in a panic as thought i would die or sumthing bad was happening
Doctor :   in this case, a EEG can be done to properly diagnose the cause and site of seizure
User :   could that happen
Doctor :   pannic attacks are also associated with such issues
Doctor :   yes that does occur
User :   could i have one now
Doctor :   the chances are less as you are conscious, and fully aware of your self
Doctor :   you could just be having a benign episode
User :   do you get that at all
Doctor :   of anosmia
User :   what was that
Doctor :   yes, in specific stressful espisodes , such abnormal olfaction senstions can occur , causing the nose to smeel abnormal odours
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i hope you have understood my comments
Doctor :   are you there ?
Doctor :   it seems that u have moved out of the chat session
Doctor :   please log in again if u have any medical queries
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and bye for now
User :   so so scared
Doctor :   you dont need to be scarred at all
Doctor :   you will be just fine
Doctor :   some times anxiety and panic attacks can bring on such symptoms
Doctor :   just take a nap for hour or so
Doctor :   and once you wake up, your anziety will be gone
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   it seems that u have moved out of the chat session
please log in again if u have any medical queries
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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