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Altered Sense Of Taste And Smell Thyroid
What cld b cause of chronically inflamed taste buds over a 6 wk period? No change in sense of taste or smell, no odor, discoloration, or discharge
Trauma: You may have traumatised them. Time will heal. Stay away from spicy food for 2 weeks. Gargle with aloe. ...Read more
Extremely uncommon: A more likely scenario is that the medication isn't working well and you have swollen nasal turbinates. Swollen nasal turbinates block air laden with odors from reaching your organ of smell, the olfactory nerve, in the roof of your nose. And if you can't smell your sense of taste will be compromised. Have you seen an ENT specialist or an allergist? ...Read more
My sense of taste and smell are at about 10% I do not have a cold. What could it be. I ate half a raw beet today and no taste. I hate beets?
Complex problem: You really need to see an otolaryngologist for a full history and exam. This can be due to many things such as a mild viral infection (even if you don't feel you had a cold), a sinus infection, allergies, nasal polyps, nasal anatomy problems (deviated septum/ turbinate congestion), head trauma, nasal/sinus tumor, tongue & taste bud problems, and the list goes on.... ...Read more
I have got this cold due to which have lost my sense of taste and smell as well, since a month. I have tried few meds and home remedy any suggestion?
Inflammation: When one has a viral upper respiratory infection, the mucous membranes within the nasal cavities become swollen. The olfactory (smell) nerve comes from the brain and enters the nose through the cribriform plate. The nerve endings detect the odorants that are inhaled through the nose. The swelling associated with a cold prevents smells from being sensed. Taste is impaired without sense of smell. ...Read more
It could temporarily: Diminish those senses. But that should return as you improve. ...Read more
Get fully evaluated: Many reasons for loss of taste and smell, but chronic sinus problems could be present, you might have a problem at base of skull at cribriform plate, and in rare cases, a meningioma could be present in the olfactory groove. If absence of structural lesion, could try zinc supplements. ...Read more
Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential.
Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more
I've lost a lot of my sense of taste and smell. I started taking Finasteride in January. Could that be a side effect?
Smell and taste: Smell and taste are closely related. Often when people lose both, it is really the sense of smell that is lost, which in turn affects taste. Nasal congestion could be a factor. Your medicine is known to affect nasal congestion, but there are no reports of it affecting smell or taste, at least that I can find. If the medicine is the cause, a holiday from the medicine may be needed to be sure. ...Read more
I have no flu, I take no medication, and yesterday I suddenly lost my sense of taste and smell, I'm worried, any advice of treatment will be appreciated?
More info: Do you smoke or taking any other medicine? ...Read more
If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?
I have lost my sense of taste and smell about a week and a half ago. There are no signs of a sinus infection. What could be causing that?
I lost my sense of taste and smell after a bad cold several months ago. Now I have this horrible smell and taste in my nose that will not go away?
ENT: Perhaps some residual infection. See ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more
The line across the back of my head leaks fluid so much my hair is wet, I lost my sense of taste and smell, my nose is always stuffed up?
Fluid: I am not sure exactly where you are leaking fluid from the back of your head, but it is not normal! Get checked. ...Read more
I have a cold and I've lost my sense of taste and smell. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can take that's not to expensive like mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Depends: If you just lost your ability to smell/taste in the past day or so, use oxymetazoline (afrin) 1 spray each nostril 3x a day followed 10 minutes later by using nasal saline irrigations (sinus rinse or neti poti). Only use the afrin for up to 3 days, saline can be used indefinitely. If your sense of smell is not back in the next 3 days, get checked out. ...Read more
Burning sensation/tingling on top of my head. Lost my sense of taste and smell. I also feel dizzy and nauseas.
I had an upper respiratory infection and lost my sense of taste and smell. Sense of taste has returned but now I smell smoky fumes all the time.
Hard to tell: It sounds like you had a viral infection that injured the olfactory nerve fibers that are present at the top of the inside of the nose. If your sense of taste has returned, it is likely that the odd smell you have will also resolve. If it does not have an ENT doctor visualize the superior portion of the inside of your nose with an endoscope just to be sure that area is normal. ...Read more
My mother went into kidney failure. She has come out of it, and is off dialysis, but has lost her sense of taste and smell. Is there a way heal that?
Here are some...: Glad to hear your mom has come out of dialysis, but the kidney function likely still remains marginal. The care for such clinical situation should focus on kidney-damaging drugs, adequate hydration, quality lifestyle without overindulgence, and following medical advice from the medical team. As to curing the kidney damage, it's virtually impossible to conform: Life is a one-way street of. .. ...Read more
What medicines or anything else could be causing my husband to lose his sense of taste and smell? He takes trazadone, fish oil, niacin, prevecid, diazapan, celebrex (celecoxib)
Bitter medicine placed in tooth after root canal will not fade even post-crown. Have altered sense of taste/smell. What's in it, will it go away?
Taste: You may want to ask your dentist what he/she used. Ask was some of that material sealed within the tooth. ...Read more
I have a question about my dad. He lost his sense of taste 4 days ago, but not his sense of smell, what could it be?
Causes of diminished sense of taste w/ normal sense of smell? Can distinguish between sweet, salty, bitter, etc., but lost the true "taste" of foods.
Simple to complex: May be something as simple as B12 deficiency to something as serious as brain tumor. Seek evaluation ...Read more
Yes: You should be commended for noticing. It's subtle, but it's been noticed by physiologists. ...Read more
I have to have an operation within the cribriform plate ethmoid region how high is the risk of losing sense of taste/smell?
I have no sense of taste or smell. Lost it a couple of years ago. Catscan found brain aneurism (unrelated) which was clipped. Should I be concerned?
See an ENT: As a general rule you cannot smell, you cannot taste. A permanent loss of smell may be caused by the death of olfactory receptor or chronic sinus infection. See an ENT for evaluation to rule out sinus troubles. ...Read more
High allergy! Lost sense of smell therefore lost sense of taste. I sneeze frequently and all wet sneezes, sensitive nose to any external stimuli.
Had a concussion (temporal lobe) 2 months ago. In hospital for 12 days. Still no sense of smell, sense of taste not v accurate. Will I recover please?
Olfactory nerves can be sheared with any head injury as they are vulnerable with many exits through the bone above the nose. It may take 6- 8 months to recover some smell but possibie it may not return. Good book recommended: “navigating smell and taste disorders” (demos health).
An ENT doctor may give steroids to reduce swelling in the area. Consider seeing a cranial- trained osteopath. ...Read more