question-icon

What Causes Altered Sense Of Smell Of Chlorine, Dizziness And Nausea?

default
Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2015
Question: From time to time I smell a chlorine odor when I breath through my nose as well as get dizzy and even nauseated at times. I don't keep any kind of bleach in my home nor do I city water so. It is worse has been right now and I am feeling very ill. No one else smells it.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
2 possible causes

Detailed Answer:
hi
i am dr mittal
i have read your query
i would like to rule out 2 possibilities

1. a possible seizure.
this may be the onset of seizures
many times seizures starts with a smell of types and this may lead to seizure eventually
its called aura.
i think this should be ruled out by a video eeg

2. a possible sinusitis
this often leads to patient getting smells that noone can get
however these are usually unpleasant smells
i therefore dont think its a possibility
yet it would be worth doing a x ray pns waters view to rule out sinusitis

treatment of course would vary
i hope that the information helps
best of luck
dr mittal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetologist

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 2897 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
What Causes Altered Sense Of Smell Of Chlorine, Dizziness And Nausea?

Brief Answer: 2 possible causes Detailed Answer: hi i am dr mittal i have read your query i would like to rule out 2 possibilities 1. a possible seizure. this may be the onset of seizures many times seizures starts with a smell of types and this may lead to seizure eventually its called aura. i think this should be ruled out by a video eeg 2. a possible sinusitis this often leads to patient getting smells that noone can get however these are usually unpleasant smells i therefore dont think its a possibility yet it would be worth doing a x ray pns waters view to rule out sinusitis treatment of course would vary i hope that the information helps best of luck dr mittal