Why can’t I smell certain smells?
People who experience smell disorders experience either a loss in their ability to smell or changes in the way they perceive odors.
As for loss of the sense of smell, some people have hyposmia, which is when their ability to detect odor is reduced.
Other people can’t detect odor at all, which is called anosmia..
What does it mean when you smell different?
Changes to body odor may be due to puberty, excessive sweating, or poor hygiene. Sudden changes are typically caused by the environment, medications, or foods that you eat. However, body odor, especially sudden and persistent changes to your normal odor, can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition.
What are phantom smells a sign of?
Brief episodes of phantom smells or phantosmia — smelling something that’s not there — can be triggered by temporal lobe seizures, epilepsy, or head trauma. Phantosmia is also associated with Alzheimer’s and occasionally with the onset of a migraine.
What does it mean when you keep smelling a certain smell?
Phantosmia is a condition that causes you to smell odors that aren’t actually present. When this happens, it’s sometimes called an olfactory hallucination. The types of odors people smell vary from person to person. Some might notice the odor in just one nostril, while others have it in both.