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how is sense of smell restored

A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Smell restoration: Often, it cannot be restored, but it depends on why your sense of smell is impaired or absent. If it was from a sinus infection, treating the infecti ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lipoic Acid may work: This seems to happen to some as they age, but it can also signal some diseases. Early parkinson's can include this, as can diabetes, chronic nasal pro ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a fe ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Polypectomy: Please seek the help of an ENT specialist who can surgically remove polyps if necessary.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Scratch and sniff: For a crude assessment of the sense of smell many ENT doctors have a scratch and sniff packet that can be used to see if you can identify odors. Very ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Obstruction: Diminished or altered ense of smell is likely due to poor airflow to the roof of the nose where the nerve endings for smell are located. A thorough n ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Encouraging: Unfortunately question is truncated from previous and as such is losing context. Repost with a short introduction.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
26 years experience Internal Medicine
ANSWER: You're pregnant!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Trauma, infection: Complete loss of the sense of smell can follow certain upper respiratory infections trauma can impact the nerves from the olfactory system with loss ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
Anosmia: It is called anosmia. There are several potential causes. Best you see your doctor to have this looked into.
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