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I am a 67 year old white female who frequently smells a smoke-like scent. The smell has been very strong and I have experienced it quite frequently over the past couple months.

I am hoping for an explanation of possible reason(s) as I have experienced this for several years. Thank You!

Thank you for your question. You are possibly experiencing a minor seizure variant or you may have a disorder of your nose and sinuses.

Your first cranial nerve, the olfactory nerve, is mis-perceiving smells. I recommend you see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor as well as a neurologist to find out what is causing your symptoms.

All my best,
Nurse Mary

November 12, 2013 at 10:57am

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