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loss of smell and taste sinusitis

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
You may need antibio: zpak is not great for sinusitis,You are in need of different antibiotics for 10-14 days along with short course of steroids

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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See allergist: Despite the surgery (which is only about 50% effective for chronic sinusitis), if your nasal mucosa remains very swollen it would obstruct sinus drain ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes it can: Chronic sinusitis is often associated with smell and taste impairment and unlike acute sinusitis often not associated with nasal congestion (which how ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need to be evaluated: Most of the time a loss of smell from sinusitis will improve with proper treatment including antibiotics and a course of oral steroids. You need an EN ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT doctor: Nasal polyps have a tendency to return over time. When they do, symptoms include pressure, difficulty breathing, and loss of sense of smell. To minimi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lack of smell: Depending on the duration of lack of smell, it may or may not recover. Has the sinusitis been treat adequately since the surgery? Residual ethmoid sin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "cl ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Koffler
31 years experience Internal Medicine
A few causes: The first thing I think of is your vitamins. Do they contain zinc, copper, or chromium? If so, this may be the source and you may need to change form ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: Turbinate surgery is performed by a variety of techniques to improve breathing and I am not sure the odor would disappear. You need a nasal endoscopy ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chronic sinusitis: This is very possible, but without an exam and imaging studies that are current it is impossible to diagnose. Certainly the symptoms you describe are ... Read More

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