headache every time I smell cigarette smoke?
I am not a smoker but every time someone around me smokes it causes me to have headache. why is that?
Answer by Abd Al-Rahman
really interesting question .i have the same problem and hope some experts to solve it.
Answer by Nancy P
Nicotine and butane cause the head ringing..
Answer by Railton Hirst
The toxins in tobacco such as nicotine and especially carbon monoxide will cause the headaches.
There is no definitive cure apart from abstinence from smoky atmospheres.
A standard superking cigarette contains 10mg of carbon monoxide and it is generally accepted that the smoker won’t absorb all 10mg whilst inhaling and retaining the smoke. Therefore when the smoker exhales you can pretty much guarantee that you will be taking in some of the carbon monoxide through passive smoking.
Also remember that carbon monoxide can be fatal when inhaled in large amounts and in confined spaces such as a room or even a house. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, nausea and lethargy.
I hope this answers your question.
Answer by Matt
Your body could be inhaling more smoke than oxygen, therefore giving you a headache.
Answer by lakegal
Yes, that used to happen to me as well. Now I make sure I don’t go anywhere near a smoker.
Cigarette smoke is full of poisons and it depletes the oxygen that you are getting. So get away from the smokers and drink lots of water.
nausea headaches: headache every time I smell cigarette smoke?
Why even the smell of honey gives me severe nausea?
Some years ago, it wasn’t so, altough I rarely ate honey.
Answer by heatedwirez
maybe you should speak to a doctor rather than finding opinions on here….
nausea eating: Why even the smell of honey gives me severe nausea?
Why do I feel nauseous and actually get sick when I smell cigarettes?
whenever I smell tobacco smoke, even on someone’s breath or on clothes it makes me feel nauseous, I get an itchy nose and a taste of bile in my throat. Today I spent an hour in a car with someone who smokes a lot and I was so nauseous that when we reached home I was physically sick. What am I supposed to do about this, my partner smokes.
Answer by jelmar106
You could very well be allergic to tobacco. If an antihistamine like Actifed or Chlor-Trimeton stops it, you’ll know.
Answer by Just Me
Some people are actually allergic to nicotine. Two of the most common symptoms are headache and nausea. Though you are not the one actually smoking, being in close proximity to second hand smoke can cause this type of reaction if you are that sensitive to it or do in fact have an allergy.
Try an antihistamine and hopefully your partner will take notice and do most of their smoking outdoors. Even the stale smoke in the fabrics of your home can cause you problems. It may even be advantages to invest in a portable air purifier for your home.
Answer by mary t
ask your partner not to smoke around you because you are allergic to cigarettes. If they can’t or won’t get rid of them because they clearly don’t care about you. Find someone who does. There is no reason whatsoever that you should have to put up with someone who smokes; especially if you are allergic to them and you ARE allergic to them.
nauseous feeling: Why do I feel nauseous and actually get sick when I smell cigarettes?
What could be causing nausea and food aversions when I smell strong odors?
I’m not pregnant. It seems like whenever there’s food around, if I can smell it, I get incredibly nauseous. Last night, I vomited because of my friend’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich that he was eating while sitting next to me. I also get nauseous when I’m not around food, like on my bike in traffic (exhaust) or when I’m in a store (cologne, soap, etc). Also, when I smell something, I get a horrible aversion to food that’s around me. It’s starting to irritate me because I can’t eat at regular times because of the nausea. I’ve asked my doctor and she can’t really give me a straight answer. Could it be a psychological issue?
Update: No, I’m not *sure* I’m not pregnant. I’m on birth control pills and take them regularly, so I’m really hoping I’m not pregnant.
Answer by ironmonkeyz
you could be pregnant that sound like exactly what my wife complained about.
Answer by Getta
Are you SURE you’re not pregnant?
Answer by pussycat19782001
Are you sure that you are not pregnant. Sounds to me like a good sign. At least thats how it was with me and my friends. How long has this been going on. If just for a few days, then maybe you are just having a slight stomache flu.
Answer by Trixie
You could be pregnant. Are you taking any new meds, that could be it also.
Answer by curious me
You are pregnant you just don’t know it yet. See a doctor. Have saltine crackers with you for such times. As soon as you feel it coming on eat a few real quick. It worked for me.
Answer by seremaestro
A) Take the pregnancy test, just to be sure.
B) You could have a condition known as candida, or an overgrowth of yeast in your digestive tract. One of the many side effects is food aversion based on smell.
Check your toungue. Is it white? Research on the net for candida, and take the spit test. If you have it, ask your doctor about a cure, or look into natural remedies… good luck.,
Answer by butterscotchx2
It sure sounds like pregnancy to me!
However, I do know that petit mal seizures can be experienced in this way, also. I don’t know how common or rare this is, but I do it if my seizure meds aren’t well-controlled.
But it still sounds preggers to me!!
Answer by thisgirl
You could have developed allergies and they are triggered by strong odors. Some people (like me) get terrible headaches when around certain strong smells. Perfume will give me one every time. I would talk to your doctor and see if you can get on a allergy medicine that will help to calm the symptoms.
Answer by snowymountains123
well as soon as I read your letter I thought u were pregnant – have u tested to see properly if u are or not?
has it been happening long – have u lost weight – maybe u are anorexic.
try not to worry too much and see if it stops – do u get a headache too? maybe its an allergic reaction.
if it carries on the best thing would be to make some notes of when it happens and what caused it and then go back to your doctor with them and then he should investigate it properly for u. hope u are not pregnant and get well soon!
nausea eating: What could be causing nausea and food aversions when I smell strong odors?
heavy and tight uterus, peeing alot, nausea, smell everything, fatigue, am I prego? 3rd pregnancy not trying?
I had intercourse on the 13th the condom fell off. my last period was on the 3rd of Jan. too early to test. having a heavy tight feeling of the uterus, twitching, major fatigue, nauseated, a few headaches, temp 99 range, peeing alot, sensitive to smells, craving sweets like my last pg. any suggestions?? too early to test. took a few already. very nervous cause we weren’t trying.
Answer by Donna
if you have already been pregnant twice before i would assume that you would know the symptoms and to go and take a test
nausea fatigue: heavy and tight uterus, peeing alot, nausea, smell everything, fatigue, am I prego? 3rd pregnancy not trying?
I have constant heartburn, the smell of food makes me almost vomit, i have nausea too… what could it be?
Yup thats what i thought but im on birth control and i never take it on time but ive taken like a bazillion test and only one showed the faintest line.. like i had to hold it up a certain way to see it and then all negatives after that, Also i have some slight cramping nothing major..
Answer by Desiree
Are you a female sounds like signs of pregnancy.
Answer by Anahata to the rescue
Gallbladder Stone maybe?
consult your doctor about it.
Answer by Kαtydid ★
In your additional details you mentioned that you had a faint positive test result. A positive is a positive. It’s incredibly rare to have a false positive. Since you never take your birth control on time, you could have ovulated and therefore can become pregnant. Wait 1 more week and retake a pregnancy test first thing in the morning. All the symptoms you’ve described are common in early pregnancy. If you are not pregnant then try setting an alarm on your cell phone to remind you to take your pill at the same time every day. For it to work you need to take it at the same time every day.
Answer by Master
It may be due to the gastric ulcer hyper acidity etc. See a doctor soon.
Answer by bill p
Sounds like you have a serious growth in your uterus.
constant nausea: I have constant heartburn, the smell of food makes me almost vomit, i have nausea too… what could it be?