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Dysosmia Taste And Smell Disorders
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why can I vividly taste the things I smell? I've had this problem for a long time now, and it's not something temporary.
Synesthesia is the: ..term for a stimulus to one sense organ that produces a simultaneous "sensation" in another. All of our perceptions are connected to one another in the brain. For example, when you hear someone's voice, you "see" their face in your mind's eye. Some people's brains have stronger connections like this than others. For you, there's a strong connection between sense of smell & sense of taste. ...Read more
I have been having this problems where i'm hungry but smell and taste food makes me what to thow up what wrong?
Possibly pregnant?: Could you possibly be pregnant? This would be one scenario in which such symptoms might show up. The only information you list on your question is that you're taking liquid hydrocodone -- but you share no medical conditions associated with that. Please contact your doctor as soon as you can -- maybe take a home pregnancy test also. ...Read more
2 possibilities: Loss of smell is often if not always associated with the loss of taste, even though the taste nerve fibers are functional. The two possibilities for anosmia (loss of smell) are blockage of the roof of the nose by a mass or inflammation, and degeneration of the olfactory nerve, the nerve of smell. I would first check with an ENT doctor to determine blockage and then a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smelled a strong smell a couple hours ago and still smell/taste it from time to time right now? anything serious?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: It means that your sense of smell (olfaction) is not working, and if absolutely no sense of taste then the gustatory taste areas are not functioning. When you lose smell, you frequently can only taste very minimally, simple things might taste odd to you. This is common with head injury to frontal areas, but could happen with infections, and for taste vitamin deficiencies - see neurologist. ...Read more
I have a loss of smell and taste and when I do taste some things, it tastes burnt. I am not on meds, only used MJ twice. What could be a cause?
A virus: This could be a major problem. You could have had a severe infection recently where the body was able to destroy the bacteria or virus, but in so doing has also mistakenly destroyed one of your cranial nerves. Not sure how long this has been present. See your doctor immediately for an evaluation. Also, begin using zinc 50 mg at bedtime daily. This may help restore your taste. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taste & Smell: The taste sensation is closely link to your smell abilities. If you loose your sense of smell, food will not taste the same. Loosing smell sensation is more common. This could be due to allergies, sinus infections or head trauma. Rarely other more serious conditions like tumor or degenerative disorders can lead to loss of smell. Please, check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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