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A 31-year-old male asked:

2 days ago i lost all sense of smell. i dont feel like i have a cold and my nose is not stuffed up. what do you think it might be and how long will it take my my sense of smell to come back?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Anosmia: Impaired olfactory function is a frequent patient complaint. Nasal and paranasal sinus disease (sinusitis and nasal polyps) and post-viral upper respiratory infections are the most commonly causes. Some drugs (cocaine), medications (blood pressure meds) and supplements (zinc) can also cause a lost sense of smell.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2020

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