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loss of smell and taste after cold

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 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 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes sometimes a: transient disturbance of your senses of smell and taste can be affected with great injury (infection) to the organs in question. However it should n ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Doubtful: Your question is very concerning. You're a diabetic, you state you are sad, and you're just reported loss of smell and taste. These need to be worked ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Unlikely: Probably not, at least not directly. Is anosmia recent or have you always had it?
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: Sinus infection complication could be loss of smell and taste.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes during a cold causes affects the nerve endings fot smell and affects taste and smell.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Yes, any changes to your senses that you feel you're experiencing after inhaling the smoke should return soon. It's likely that the inhalation caused ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline): Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline) and drink plenty of water. Hopefully the medications side effects (if indeed caused by afrin (oxymetazoline)) will eventa ... Read More
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