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Doctor insights on: Dysosmia Taste And Smell Disorders

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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

See your doctor ASAP: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What could cause no smell and little taste?

What could cause no smell and little taste?

Get examined : Loss of smell and taste could be many things: sinus infection, a cold virus or cranial nerve damage. Please see medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Why do I smell and taste blood?

Why do I smell and taste blood?

There is blood!: Likely you are bleeding, a minor nose bleed could explain along with other causes. Be seen if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Why do I smell/taste blood it's weird..

Why do I smell/taste blood it's weird..

ENT: You should have your nose and throat examined. Maybe a salivary gland issue or something irritated in the ear, nose or throat area. ...Read more

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I have lost my sense of smell and taste. What could this be?

I have lost my sense of smell and taste. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Differential diagnosis for just not being able to smell includes respiratory tract inflammation, uri, head injury, exposure to certain drugs or chemicals, autoimmune disorders, degenerative processes, certain genetic syndromes, and, most importantly, a neoplastic process (tumor.) you need to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can allergies cause foul smell and taste?

Yes: If you have significant inflammation in the sinuses, there can be residual changes in the sense of smell and taste. Additionally, if you make copious amounts of mucus, then bad breath is very common. ...Read more

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Can a flu cause a loss of smell and taste?

Can a flu cause a loss of smell and taste?

Yes sometimes a: transient disturbance of your senses of smell and taste can be affected with great injury (infection) to the organs in question. However it should not last more than 3-5 days after the illness has passed. Medications can also do that, and on a more semi-permanent basis as long as you take those medications. Please see a healthcare provider to help you sort out what the cause was. ...Read more

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Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends...If your sinus drainage is not infected or excessive, you may very well not even notice it at all. However, if it is infected or excessive or caused by allergies, you may certainly smell or even taste it. If your mucous is also thick because of being a little dry, this can cause the mucous to collect into a mucous plug or ball and these, too, can be easier to smell or taste. ...Read more