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intermittent loss of smell

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
What's the context.: Loss of smell could simply come from allergies, too. We can't take an isolated finding like the loss of the sense of smell and cal it a harbinger of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Marijuana: maryjane sometimes burns very hot and is likely the cause of your problem. You should recover if you stop its use. If not you need a ENT doctor
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Anosmia: Losing the sense of smell has many causes in its differential. After you have seen your gp, you may need to see an ENT to rule out benign causes such ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Its an uncommon: but disturbing side effect of Zinc and it is even more uncommon for it to be permanent...HOWEVER do NOT use it again! Time will "tell" be patient! H ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Possible sinusitis: Maybe you had a sinus infection that can cause a loss of smell and the antibiotic helped with the sinus infection.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infammation smells : Nasal inflammation can cause anosmia (loss of sense of smell). Since most of taste is related to smell they often are both affected. Although medicati ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Phantosmia: With loss of the sense of smell, you can sometimes have excessively strong sense of odors, but they are somewhat like a release phenomenon. There are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience Psychiatry
Anosmia: Taste is mostly dependent on the sense of smell. Loss of that sense is called anosmia. A very common cause is head trauma, due to shearing of the tiny ... Read More
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Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Loss of Smell and Ta: Many problems may contribute to loss of taste and smell . Sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergies, viruses, vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance and eve ... Read More
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A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal inflammation: Typically this occurs when your nose is inflamed either due to infection, allergies or some other reason. In people who lose their sense of smell inte ... Read More
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