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Smelling, tasting of burning wood mixed with sweet perfume. No help with antibiotics. Tumor or Parkinsons?

my dad has just told me he has been smelling and tasting a strange aroma constantly for the last couple of weeks, he describes it as a burning wood smell mixed with a sweet perfume, it is not too bad when he first wakes up but gradually gets worse throughout the day, i am concerned as i have heard it can be a sign of brain tumours or onset of parkinsons. he has seen two different doctors one gave him tablets he is already on but said take an extra one before bed this didnt make any difference , the second has prescribed antibiotics but said he had no idea what the problem could be, any ideas?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Having abnormal and strange smells, especially a burnt smell can be a sign of an underlying brain pathology. Problems involving the temporal lobe of the brain, such as temporal lobe epilepsy (a subtle form of fits) can often present with such symptoms.

In my opinion, it would be better to have an EEG (a test to detect any seizure activity in the brain) and a brain scan done, to rule out any brain pathology.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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