Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

184 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What could it mean if I keep smelling a burnt wire smell ?

What could if I keep smelling a burnt wire smell? I know it s coming from me bacause I smell it everywhere I go?
Mon, 30 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi Shelby,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum

The alteration of smell is termed as parosmia, it can be due to disorders in the brain. You need to consult a good neurologist for this problem.

Take care

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

why do i smell burnt wires or wood burning in my sleep? the smell wakes me out of sleep and I would check the house to see what s burning, but there is nothing. the smell last for a few seconds then disappear. I smell burn wires,wood or body once a month.why is that? is it normal?

doctor1 MD

Occasionally I can be sitting in a meeting at work or at home sitting eating a meal or just simply out of the blue get a real prominent smoke smell and there is no smoke around. It does not last long- maybe 10 to 15 minutes at a time....what could be causing this?

doctor1 MD

I m 17 about 5 3 and 103lbs. I have a burnt taste in my mouth and a weird burnt smell in my stool and diarrhea pretty much everyday. The burnt smell in my stool is also on and off, but has been there for a while this time, about 2months. The burnt taste in my mouth has been off and on, but has been ongoing for about a week and a half now. I ve had stomach problems before, but my doctor never knew what it was, so i changed my diet to a healthier diet and my stomach didn t hurt anymore. What could it be?

Recent questions on  Parosmia

doctor1 MD

Anybody have an answer? My wife has been feeling as if she has been having exhaust fumes coming from her mouth and nose for about 2 weeks. We have changed the carpets, fireplace stuff and she still smells it any ideas

doctor1 MD

I keep smelling a fire or burned matches. Not my breath. It's getting stronger.

doctor1 MD

Hi My husband has been struck down with this strange affliction he smells this strong rotting gassy smell in his nose it makes him cough and gives him headaches he has had all sorts of tests he has been to an ENT had a gastroscopy sinuses checked...

doctor1 MD

Writing in regard to symptoms of Phantosmia. Also the cause of & the treatment. For months I have endured odors of stale cigarette smoke & other odors I am unable to describe. I live in a condo bldg. which has a little mold in the storage area downstairs & a large crawl space that smells like old nicotine & ozone gas. No one else smells the odor to the extent I do. I have spent bucks on service people etc. It is getting so bad I experience panic attacks at night. Your comments please.

doctor1 MD

I have a bad smell in my nose that has been going on for a while maybe a year. I smell most of the time but worst at night. I feel like I get a pressure in my chest when I cant breath good. its a awful smell. I have had my house checked for mole but my house is all clear, what can cause this awful in my nose?

doctor1 MD

i occasionally smell toast hen there is none. Often on the commuter train to work which is often pretty busy. Sometimes when I run. I am pretty healthy and hygenic. I do have a beard...someone mentioned that? there is plenty of talk online of strokes and seizures. I have to say I feel fine otherwise...no other symptoms. However I did faint through exhaustion during a marathon about 3 months ago ( i had been a bit ill before the race, but otherwise well prepared - it was just 2 miles from the end), although I think I sometimes got the smell before that...although i cant be certain?

doctor1 MD

looking for info on a peculiar smell in nose , only when at home. especially in my office at home. Wondering if it is a reaction to perfumed hand lotion. A vaguely burnt smell. Thank you. Only 18 euros? What a bargain. Thanks but ihave decided to ask my doc next time I visit for 23 euros or either of my family members who are docs. Thanks but no thanks!