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what can cause loss of smell and taste

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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

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is not a nasal decongestant. It is same as Guaifenesin or plain Robitussin which is a mucolytic or expectorant. Chronic nasal congestion can make you ... 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience Psychiatry
Anosmia: Taste is mostly dependent on the sense of smell. Loss of that sense is called anosmia. A very common cause is head trauma, due to shearing of the tiny ... Read More
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Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Loss of Smell and Ta: Many problems may contribute to loss of taste and smell . Sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergies, viruses, vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance and eve ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Usually not: Tell your doctor you are having this problem. Acidosis, hypoglycemia and allergic reaction can occur.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Your symptoms: suggest a "malfunction" of Olfactory Nerve (Cranial Nerve I )and I strongly suggest you have an in person visit to a Neurologist...to begin with revie ... Read More

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