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What is smelling sulfur a symptom of?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
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Correspondingly, what does it mean when you smell sulfur?
The two most common sources of a rotten egg smell are a natural gas leak, and escaping sewer gas. That's why utility companies inject a substance called mercaptan, which emits an odor that smells like sulfur or rotten eggs. If there's a very strong smell, you could have a substantial natural gas leak.
Beside above, what disease makes you smell like rotten eggs? Trimethylaminuria is a disorder in which the body is unable to break down trimethylamine, a chemical compound that has a pungent odor. Trimethylamine has been described as smelling like rotting fish, rotting eggs, garbage, or urine.
Also know, is the smell of sulfur dangerous?
Hydrogen sulfide can occur in groundwater, as a natural result of decayed vegetation, and it can create a mild or strong sulfur odor, depending on the percentage of hydrogen sulfide present. While the smell is off-putting, it's not considered hazardous to your health to use or drink.
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.