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Altered Sense Of Taste And Smell Thyroid Sweats
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
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
Blocked Nose: 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
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?
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
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