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General Category => Healthy Living => Topic started by: mrclose on April 04, 2018, 12:19:25 PM

Title: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: mrclose on April 04, 2018, 12:19:25 PM


I just up and quit smoking after indulging in the nasty habit for fifty years!
(It has been a month now!) :thumbsup:

The problem and my question can probably be answered only by former smokers?

There is an overwhelming presence of an odor that won't go away that seems to be originating in my nostrils?
(I am not talking about odors on clothes or other objects.)

The closest I can get to a description of the odor is it is like the smell of old, burnt and wet wood!
(Does that make sense?)

At night, when trying to fall asleep, the odor is so strong that it is almost suffocating!

It's almost like the room is filling with smoke and I have to start mouth breathing ... No Jokes Please! :rolleyes:

This 'odor' has taken away the true taste of any foods or beverages because as most folks know ... smell is a big part of taste.

I almost believe that a buildup of tar and nicotine in my nostrils from smoking over the years is responsible?
(Like the orange-yellowish gunk you get on clothes and walls)

You'd think that the odor would diminish but it seems to get stronger at times?

I DID stop smoking once before, about twenty years ago and never experienced this.
Don't get curious after you stop smoking and try a 'puff' for old times sake!

Smokers are like alcoholics, If you pick up a glass or cigarette after stopping, you will be back exactly where you left off!

Well anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has ever had this problem?

My 'other half' says ... "It's a brain tumor!" :mad:

 
Title: Re: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: Solar on April 04, 2018, 01:04:59 PM
Your other half is probably Right. :lol:

But seriously, the stain of smell is in the paint, carpet, air ducts, furniture.
The only way to kill it is to rerpaint, have the carpets professionally cleaned as well as all furniture.
Also, if you have any bare wood or wood that needed to be refinished, do that as well, it permeates wood.
Title: Re: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: mrclose on April 04, 2018, 02:23:37 PM
Your other half is probably Right. :lol:

But seriously, the stain of smell is in the paint, carpet, air ducts, furniture.
The only way to kill it is to rerpaint, have the carpets professionally cleaned as well as all furniture.
Also, if you have any bare wood or wood that needed to be refinished, do that as well, it permeates wood.

Nope.
Never smoked indoors and the odor is with me even in new clothes and in Church.

My other-half doesn't smell anything and has a very sensitive nose.
Title: Re: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: Solar on April 04, 2018, 03:04:46 PM
Nope.
Never smoked indoors and the odor is with me even in new clothes and in Church.

My other-half doesn't smell anything and has a very sensitive nose.
Oh, that is weird. I'd go to the doctor and see if there is something else going on, your better half is in the ballpark possibly, though there are other things that can cause issues such as yours, like whiplash, though you usually have taste issues accompanying it.
Being able to taste salt better than other spices is the first clue..
Title: Re: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: mrclose on April 05, 2018, 10:52:52 AM
Oh, that is weird. I'd go to the doctor and see if there is something else going on, your better half is in the ballpark possibly, though there are other things that can cause issues such as yours, like whiplash, though you usually have taste issues accompanying it.
Being able to taste salt better than other spices is the first clue..

A person in another forum referred me to this scary piece of information.

Understanding Parosmia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

https://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-articles/understanding-parosmia-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/
Title: Re: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: Solar on April 05, 2018, 11:01:51 AM
A person in another forum referred me to this scary piece of information.

Understanding Parosmia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

https://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-articles/understanding-parosmia-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/
Sounds totally feasible. But don't rule out: 5. Head Injury
Since much of parosmia is due to the connection of the sense of smell to the brain, a head injury can be a trigger for parosmia.

I know three people that had mild concussions that lost/changed their sense of smell/taste and two others that had whiplash with the same symptoms.
If that is ruled out, it very well could be Parosmia. One option to rule out spinal pressure, would be to visit a reputable Chiropractor and see if an adjustment changes your sense of smell, if it does, you've eliminated the possibility of Parosmia cheaply and quickly.
Title: Re: Quit Smoking But An Odor Lingers
Post by: Natalen on May 18, 2018, 09:44:55 AM
Garlic contains allicin - a substance that helps to eliminate toxins. In addition, garlic has its main purifying effect on the respiratory and circulatory systems, which is especially important if we are talking about getting rid of the effects of long-term smoking.