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Toxic smell. What is the rubber burning stench?

Hi! I was just wondering if you could possibly give me some insight on this; My husband has mentioned that forr the past few weeks now I smell Toxic... almost like buring rubber while I sleep. It s only when I sleep. I don t smoke , I m not on medications , and I haven t changed my body wash/shampoo/laudry or anything like that. Any ideas? Is it something that I should be worried about (my side of the bed is starting to smell like it.)
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,
welcome to HCM.
There is condition called as atrophic rhinitis which causes loss of smell in the patient and I have seen cases where the patient presents with a typical odor from his nose. The irony is that the patient has loss of smell and does not realize the odor. Such cases can be treated. I suggest you get in touch with your GP to rule out this disorder. Thanks.
Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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