A 32-year-old female asked:
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had flu early july with the only symptom being a blocked and runny nose. gp gave me some after a couple of days my nose cleared up but up until today i cannot smell or taste probably note i also stopped smoking what can cause this?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Infections that impact the upper respiratory system can blunt senses of smell and taste. Often this can resolve within a week or two - however can take significantly longer.
Answered on Aug 12, 2020

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