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Phantom Smells

Ryder, Suzi

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000451313.77970.24
Departments: Letters

I fell down a short flight of brick stairs in early August, hitting the back of my head against a rock wall. It hurt, and there was a lump near the base of my skull on the right side, which lasted about a week. Since then, I started losing taste, then smelled a sour perfume smell and tasted perfume. A couple of days ago, it shifted to a constant smell of stale cigarette smoke. Do you have any advice?

Suzi Ryder

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