Other causes of smelling cigarette smoke areinfections that can invade the sinuses or throat. These can harm the nerves that pick up scents. Dr. Josephson explains, 鈥淭his is usually following a sinus infection or an upper respiratory tract infection.鈥?/div>Why You Smell Phantom Cigarette Smoke When Nobody鈥檚 S鈥?/a>
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Why do I Smell cigarette smoke when I don鈥檛 smoke?
Unfortunately, some causes of smelling cigarette smoke when nobody is smoking are very serious. 鈥淭hese phantom smells can be caused by damage to the olfactory nerve by chemicals, or infection with a virus or bacteria, or trauma. 鈥淎 tumor of the brain or the olfactory nerve can also cause phantom smells. Or it can be caused by the infection itself.
Why do I Smell cigarette smoke during a seizure?
Dr. Josephson explains, 鈥淲e do know that this sensation can be related to neurologic problems such as a stroke, seizure disorder or epilepsy. 鈥淭he patient may not even be aware that they are having a seizure, epilepsy or a stroke because this (smelling cigarette smoke) may be the only symptom.
Why do I smell something that is not there?
What could be the cause? You may be experiencing phantosmia or 鈥減hantom smell,鈥?defined as smelling something (often unpleasant, such as rotten food, sewage, or something that is metallic or chemical) that simply isn鈥檛 there. The good news is that this condition often goes away on its own over time and usually doesn鈥檛 stem from anything serious.
Does smelling cigarette smoke make you sick?
I’ve been smelling cigarette smoke for almost a year. It’s getting worse. Now it’s almost all the time. Makes me sick to my stomach. I’ve mentioned it to my doctor before, he didn’t seem concerned.