Hi, thanks for your question. My name is***** and I will try to address your primary concern but later you can ask anything you want. Smelling something when it's not there can be due to two possible causes. It can be due to inflammation of the olfactory nerve. It's a nerve present in the roof of the nose. This inflammation can occur due to allergies or sinus infections or sometime just due to flu. This is the most common cause of this symptom. The other possible but rare cause can be brain lesion like some mass inside. Dementia or psychosis is least likely to cause this but yes they can be considered as a possible cause. You can start using over the counter available nasacort nasal spray 2 puffs twice daily. Hopefully you will start feeling better. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks, see your doctor and get further evaluation done. I wish you good luck and that you get well soon. My goal is to provide you with excellent service but if you have received anything less than that you can ask anything you want. Your excellent feedback is requested and will be appreciated. Regards
Thanks a lot for your input. I am an ear nose and throat specialist and dealing with smell disorders is my speciality. Do you have any symptoms like nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, trickling in throat, headache, memory loss etc? Since how long you have this smell problem? Regards
Thank you for your input. Oh with just one day history it is nothing but just due to your allergy. Brain lesion, dementia or anything else is out of question. I reassure you and give you my words. Regards
Yes I can understand your anxiety but with this much short history I reassure you and give you my words that nothing is wrong with your brain. Regards
Yes I do understand but currently you are stressing yourself for something that doesn't exist in your case.
Frankly speaking I am also not worried. You seems to be stressing too much on it.
It's in your head only
It's not OK but it has no relation with any physical disorder. Please remember to rate the answer. Regards
Not at all