Do you get a certain strange smell in your nose every time you are ill (from cold/flu)?
There is a certain smell I get every time I catch cold. Because of that I have always associated this smell with being sick, and assumed the virus somehow causes it. But now I wonder if it has been my schizophrenia producing this smell as a positive symptom (a ‘fake smell’, a hallucination) since from childhood.
This smell is impossible to describe, other than being “the smell of sickness”.
Am I the only person who gets a certain smell in my nose every time I catch a virus?
No, you aren’t the only one. I get a weird smell and taste.
Not me. Normally I either can’t smell or taste much or everything winds up tasting like whatever medication I have to take for it. Bleh.
I know if I have a bad cold or respiratory infection my boogers stink. Sorry to be gross but…
It smells like English breakfast ever so slightly.
I don’t get that smell, but I have had smell hallucinations when going into psychosis.
I’ve always had this since I can remember. Not sure if I would describe it as a smell or as a sensation alike smell in my nose. It’s hard to explain, but I definitely have it
When I had covid I smelled bleach and there was no bleach near me.
yea i also have smelling weird smells that aren’t there when i go into psychosis. Even now when i’m doing better there is periods where i smell that smell again and nobody else smells it.
I have rhinitis and I get this too.
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