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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

hypersensitive sense of smell

03/15/2010

Question:

Some months ago I began noticing that food had a much stronger odor, at first dairy products began to smell spoiled. But my family assured me that our milk, etc. was fine and didn`t smell bad to them at all. It then progressed with more and more foods smelling rotten, now it is to the point where I can`t go into a restaurant or grocery store without being nauseated by the smell and can barely cook at home, although it is not limited to cooked foods. I have asthma, allergies, and reflux, and take claritin and prilosec for these conditions. I changed from zyrtec to claritin and went off the prilosec for a time to see if that made a difference, it didn`t. Any suggestions as to possible cause? Or do I start living with a clothes pin on my nose?

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