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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple causes: Differential diagnosis for just not being able to smell includes respiratory tract inflammation, uri, head injury, exposure to certain drugs or chemic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Anosmia: Something has happened to this sensual circuit. A common cause is an upper respiratory infection. There are other causes related to the brain and it ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Advise: You may have some residual sinusitis which inhibits normal passage of aromas via the cribriform plate. If so, treatment of remaining issues should r ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on cause: Most common causes of loss of smell are nasal and sinus disease, uri, and head trauma. Taste loss can be due to dentures or oral disease and bell's pa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
What operation: Not "normal" to have loss of smell and taste routinely following surgery unless this involved brain areas for those functions.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There can be any of: a number of reasons for this symptom. Some are serious and some are not. The only way to know for certain is to see a health care professional and rec ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Smell and taste: Smell and taste can be effected for people with allergies. Zinc deficiency can also effect for sense of smell and taste.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Could be MS: Also sinus problems can affect sense of smell and by proxy some aspects of sense of taste
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
New or long time?: See an ENT for nasal and nasopharyngeal examination +/- smell test if indicated. Additional, possibly radiological studies may be needed.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Hammond
14 years experience Neurology
Loss of smell: This is very common after a respiratory infection. You cannot taste as well when you can't smell. This should improve in a few weeks.

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