My daughter gets indigestion from just smelling eggs cooking. Is there a name for this? It's a taste aversion, this one so strong that it's provoked even by a smell reminiscent of the real thing. Eggs are a common trigger. Most likely, your daughter once had a close encounter with a rotting egg, and it made a lasting impression on her. This is an extreme form of an ancient survival mechanism: You eat something that makes you sick, and you avoid it afterward. You can see this at work when you enjoy a favorite food, then get sick for some unrelated reason—maybe the flu—and just the thought of the last food you ate (a favorite!) is sickening.
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