I know this sounds insane, but i've noticed that over the past 8months or so, if I start crying my nose tingles and I smell this weird anticeptic or cleaning agent or something like that right when the tears are welling up in my eyes. What is this??? I have never heard of such a thing before and it's really weirded me out. I want to know what's causing it and if it means anythings wrong with me. And for you smart ass people out there, no, it's not because i'm cleaning when I start crying.
I don't think it's a sinus infection b/c I can breath fine and I haven't been stuffy or anything. Also, why would I have a sinus infection for like 8 months? Thank you for the suggestion anyway though.
Somebody out there has to have heard of this or can at least help me by asking someone who might know. I'm going insane worrying about this. Why would I smell anticeptic when I first start crying??? It doesn't make sense.
well you're definitely not insane because i found this page looking for the exact phenomenon, though i may be 6 years a little too late. i smell that antiseptic rubbing alcohol smell right when my eyes water up (although i don't think i always smell it, i occasionally do). It seems like this isn't too common an occurrence because this is the only site on google I found about this.
I just searched it and found this. I also found it on yahoo, but they won't allow me to respond. I smell rubbing alcohol in my tears. I smell it in my nose and throat and in the air around my face when I cry. I just broke up with someone I love. Am an older lady. Have never experienced such a thing until this breakup.
The same thing has been happening to me and I have no idea why. It is only if i get teary eyed or cry. It started after i had some moles removed (which required a numbing shot, so idk if that has anything to do with it but that was 8 months ago and it hasn't stopped) Anyone know anything helpful. My doctor said shes never heard of anything like that.
I found this page because I wanted to see if I was the only one and I'm obviously not!! For the past several years anytime I tear up I smell rubbing alcohol first and then the tears come. I've spoken to a neurologist about it and he said he's never heard of it before. I wish I knew why this happens...