Paranormal Phenomena/smelling smoke


Greg Pocha wrote at 2013-06-08 12:23:05

I am Greg Pocha, another expert at All Experts / Paranormal Phenomena. I would like to add to the answer with a possible alternative reason for the odors you are experiencing.

Medically, there is a condition called "parosmia" that is an olfactory disorder. This is when the olfactory nerve has been damaged or effected by things such as trauma, chemicals or by a viral or bacterial infection. So if there is something in your environment that has caused a viral infection the smell may have a logical cause. The smell most often associated with parosmia is the smell of cigarette smoke. I am not qualified to offer a medical diagnosis so I would suggest that one of you see an otorhinolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat specialist) to rule out parosmia or other medical issues. Just something to consider.

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