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loss of smell and taste after sinus infection

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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmmm: You are a young person. However sometimes a neurological event may cause the issues you have. See your doctor for evaluation.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
All tastes the same.: This is a relatively common side effect of taking the medication. It does not affect everybody, but I guess you're one of the lucky ones.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Infected Tooth: Abscessed maxillary (upper) posterior tooth perhaps. Were any diagnostic films taken and were you given any recommendations or an rx at all?
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try afrin (oxymetazoline) otc for three days only and see if that helps. Do not take longer for fear of rebound rhinitis and worsening congestion.
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A female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Parosmia: You describe symptoms consistent with parosmia- common in sinus, upper respiratory infections. Other causes are possible. For more information you can ... Read More
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