Cacosmia

What is Cacosmia?

A perceived malodorous smell caused by a fetid substance, temporal lobe epilepsy, or psychosis.

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I have flu, and have only been taking OTC chest congestion pills (guaifenesin / dextromethorphan). I have developed an enhanced sense of smell...

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1. Upper respiratory tact infections such as Flu usually lead to decrease of the sense of smell or alteration...

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I'm 53 year old male. I have had an irregular smoke smell in my nose for a few months. I feel drowsy as usual at this time of the year due to...

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1. Parosmia / Cacosmia or an altered smell like smoke may be experienced due to an number of reasons such as:
a....

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I have been experiencing a musty smell on and off for the last several months. This doesn't affect my taste or ability to smell other orders.
My...

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Parosmia / Cacosmia or an altered musty smell may be experienced due to an number of reasons such as:
a. Nasal...

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Yes, for about three weeks now I have had what appears to be a smokey smell in my nose, at first I thought is was something in our house burning...

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I smell smoke constantly and nobody I spend time with smokes. I have also had several attacks dizziness, which I've seen an ENT and a neurologist...

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I have flu , and have only been taking OTC chest congestion pills ( guaifenesin / dextromethorphan ). I have developed an enhanced sense of smell...

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About 3 weeks ago my nose suddenly smell some kind of smell like perfume or sandalwood for the whole day. Initially I thought it was emitted from...

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I have been experiencing a musty smell on and off for the last several months. This doesn't affect my taste or ability to smell other orders. My...

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