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loss of smell and taste after sinus infection
A 37-year-old male asked:
Have sinus infection. Experiencing loss of smell and taste. Is this common? What causes this & how long should I expect this?
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bad sinusitis: Greetings, bad sinus infections need irrigation. First get a sinus rinse kit and wash the thick mucus and infection out. Afrin nasal spray may be used ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
I have lost my sense of taste and smell about a week and a half ago. There are no signs of a sinus infection. What could be causing that?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Not congested , can smell still but can't really taste anything. I'm not sick. Can this be related to sinus infection without congestion?
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Had a sinus infection for a week. Sinuses hurt but i can breath through my nose now. Still can't taste or smell anything though. Will they return?
Dr. Robert Knox answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Smell Gone - Back?: The sense of smell often worsens after anything that causes stuffy nose -- a head cold, allergy flare up, or a severe irritant like smoke ingestion. ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
I have a cold or sinus infection and was prescribed azithromycin. After three doses, I completely lost my senses of smell and taste. Is this normal?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Hi i asked about a rotten egg smell in my nose and strong taste in my mouth. Turns out its not a sinus infection. What could be causing this?
A 40-year-old female asked:
I think I have a sinus infection. I have thick dark yellow mucus from one side of my nose that smells and tastes disgusting. Can't afford to go to doc?
A female asked:
Smelling paint thinner/chemicals when not there. Have mild sinus infection and high anxiety.Smell and almost taste them even when not breathing in/out?
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