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asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th May, 2020

What is smelling gasoline a symptom 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.

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Hereof, why do I like to smell gasoline?

Benzene is added to the gasoline to increase octane levels, which improves engine performance and fuel efficiency. Benzene has a naturally sweet smell that most noses are particularly sensitive to. It's so pungent that the human nose can detect it if there's just 1 part per million in the air that we breathe.

Furthermore, why do I smell poop all the time? Foul-smelling stools have an unusually strong, putrid smell. In many cases, foul-smelling stools occur due to the foods people eat and the bacteria present in their colon. However, foul-smelling stools can also indicate a serious health problem. Diarrhea, bloating, or flatulence may occur with foul-smelling stools.

Regarding this, what does it mean when you smell something that isn't there?

Phantosmia (phantom smell), also called an olfactory hallucination or a phantom odor is smelling an odor that is not actually there. It can occur in one nostril or both. Olfactory hallucinations can be caused by common medical conditions such as nasal infections, nasal polyps, or dental problems.

Is it harmful if I smell petrol everyday?

However, the smell of gasoline is toxic, especially when breathed in large amounts. A small to moderate amount of gasoline can cause dizziness, headaches, euphoria, irritability, drowsiness and loss of memory, says the ATSDR.

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