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Sweet smell in air ,normal health

Occasionally I have a few hours to a day or so when I smell sweetness in the air no matter where I am. I don t believe it is on my breath . I have regular health check ups showing normal liver , kidney , etc functions. What might cause these fantom smells? Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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You are having parosmia where your olfactory sensations are altered. This commonly happens due to chronic cold, allergic rhinitis or Vitamin B12 deficiency.
You can take steam inhalation and Vitamin B complex supplements for 2 weeks and see if your symptoms improve. In case the problm is persistent, getting an ENT evaluation done will be helpful.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Sat, 17 Mar 2012
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