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Anosmia Taste And Smell Disorders
Yes: The term itself does mean that there is an absence of the sense of smell. Hyposmia is a diminished sense of smell. Some cases are secondary to nasal obstruction due to allergy, deviated septum with hypertrophic turbinates. A viral infection may injure the olfactory nerve twigs in the superior part of the nose. Very, very rarely a tumor of the base of the frontal lobe may be the cause. ...Read more
My mother has anosmia for 2 yrs. She don't have breathing problems. Is it probably related to her thyroid disorder- which hardens sometimes.
How'd u treat anosmia from sah/skull fracture 11 years ago? Losing taste & appetite also & it's getting worse. My MRI is clean.
Not much to do.: The tiny nerves that go from the nose to the brain that give sense of smell were probably torn with the injury. That does not show up on mri. These nerves do not regenerate so there is little chance of regaining sense of smell. Taste is made up largely of sense of smell so that is why things don't taste good either. ...Read more
See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more
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