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...

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Hi,

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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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