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i have a cold why do i smell ammonia

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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you had a common cold it should have resolved by now or be significantly better. If you are still having the above symptoms, you should see your do ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Your cold: The common cold is caused by rhinovirus. It typically causes swelling and inflammation of your nasal passages that alters smell. A large part of taste ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Olfactory hallucinat: Olfactory hallucinations, or phantosmia often occurs as a result of a head injury or upper respiratory infection. It can also be caused by temporal lo ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Acquired anosmia: This has many possible causes, including zinc deficiency (which may be fairly common) and medications. A visit to an ENT physician might be in order.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Sense of smell: A simple viral infection can derange sense of smell and as its 80% of taste is actually smell derange taste also. Should pass soon.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Complex problem: You really need to see an otolaryngologist for a full history and exam. This can be due to many things such as a mild viral infection(even if you don ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Altered : Altered smell (kakosmia) and taste (dysgeusia) are not uncommon neurologic symptoms that have numerous causes. Kakosmia is more uncommon and has been ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Time: The congestion is common and when you are unable to smell items, your sense of taste is poor. Once the congestion clears, you should be back to norma ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Hydrocodone : You have several reasons to temporarily lose your sense of smell even with a mild nasal mucosal irritation. Hydrocodone use is the most common cause. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
It : It is not uncommon to lose your sense of smell and therefore sense of taste while having an upper respiratory infection. These senses will most cert ... Read More
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