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Loss of smell and taste after sinus infection

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes during a cold causes affects the nerve endings fot smell and affects taste and smell.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
A severe paranasal sinus infection can result in a loss of smell which will also affect your sense of taste. Of course in this pandemic, Covid virus i... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hmmm: You are a young person. However sometimes a neurological event may cause the issues you have. See your doctor for evaluation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Folks with COVID do not usually get a funny new taste. What drugs are you taking? Especially anti fungus medications.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Loss of taste: You are describing loss of taste only, not smell. Usually, a sinus infection comes with congestion, nasal discharge, postnasal drip, and loss of sme... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly: Lost of taste and smell is one of the symptoms of COVID, however pos not diagnostic. Other symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breadth, abdominal ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Maybe: These symptoms could be from a number of causes. Covid 19 is on the differential diagnosis list. COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
? Covid19: Even with the worst sinus infections, it is unusual for you to lose smell and taste. However, these are common symptoms of Covid19. First, get tested... Read More