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Child experiencing phantom smells

(7 Posts)
Jonesr Tue 01-Jan-13 18:29:06

No, can't smell anything.
Will get it checked out by the Doctor.

wontwearsocks Tue 01-Jan-13 18:26:14

Has she put something up her nose? My niece started complaining about smells when she was around that age and it turned out that she had stuck something up her nose and forgotten all about it til it started to rot!

If you sniff near her nose can you smell anything?

BeaWheesht Tue 01-Jan-13 18:24:40

Well if it's a recent thing I'd get her checked out - it could be something simple like a sinus infection or it could be a sign of something more serious particularly if it smells like burning.

Snog Tue 01-Jan-13 18:17:27

Agree, get her checked over by gp to be on the safe side - not a symptom to be ignored

AmberLeaf Tue 01-Jan-13 18:10:33

Take her to your GP.

It can be a sign of something serious.

Not trying to alarm you, but better to get it checked out.

dancemom Tue 01-Jan-13 18:09:05

My dd used to do this, turns out she is a "super taster" and is hyper sensitive to tastes and smells.

Jonesr Tue 01-Jan-13 18:06:49

Recently my 4 year old daughter has been asking "what is that bad smell?" When there isn't one. She can't explain what the smell is. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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