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Flonase Sense Of Smell
Generally not: But you can never say never. If you think your sense of smell is diminished, first see your physician to make sure that your underlying allergies or chronic sinusitis haven't led to the development of nasal polyps despite the use of flonase. Then, you can try stopping it for a few days to see if your sense of smell returns. If so, ask your doctor to switch you to another steroid spray. ...Read more
Increased sense of smell after flunose spray. Everything i smell gives a migraine also burning inside nose?
Need more info?: What is your migraine/headache history? How old are you? What are you taking (meds?) Supplements? Past medical/ social/ sexual/ family histories? Do you work with an ENT doctor or your PCP? What have they offered? This in not normal to have burning in your nose all the time. Please provide so we can help you. ...Read more
Decreased taste: Part of our sense of taste is due to our sense of smell. When nasal congestion inhibits smell, our sense of taste is diminished as well. Using saline nasal spray to loosen & remove mucous congestion should help taste return to normal. If more is needed, otc decongestant can shrink congested passages to allow mucus to come out. If you have BP problems, ask doc b4 using decongestant. ...Read more
Sinusitis: This certainly sounds like a significant sinusitis. When you lose your sense of smell and taste the nose is so blocked up that air can't get into the parts of your nose responsible for smell. You should see your primary care doctor or your ENT doctor for treatment which may include antibiotics and possibly oral steroids. ...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
Not directly: If you use afrin for more than 3 days, you may develop what is called rhinitis medicamentosa or rebound. This is a condition wherein every time you inappropriately use the nasal drop or spray, the tissue becomes even more swollen. With enough swelling, you may develop anosmia or loss of smell. This leads then to an alteration of taste. Stop using afrin and have a doctor put you on steroids. ...Read more
Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline): Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline) and drink plenty of water. Hopefully the medications side effects (if indeed caused by afrin (oxymetazoline)) will eventaully resolve, and your sense of taste and smell may come back. If this persisits, see an ear nose and throat dr. For an eval. Best wishes. ...Read more
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.
Sense of smell and taste has diminshed after an upper respertory infection and everything tastes the same ?
Loss of smell: This is very common after a respiratory infection. You cannot taste as well when you can't smell. This should improve in a few weeks. ...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.
Parkinsons hallucina: Patients with neurodegenerative conditions like parkinson's may commonly complain of hallucinations and this includes taste, smell, visual and hearing. Typically don't see a lot of motor/tactile hallucinations. These hallucinations can be seen in a number of conditions and should be evaluated for other disturbances with further imaging in some cases. Typically not dangerous. ...Read more
Not much you can do: With nasal steroids you can reduce the size, with decongestant you can reduce the swelling and with the allergy treatment you can prevent the recurrences. Nasal surgery is needed to remove the polyp. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
Damage to body: Smoke is toxic to the taste buds and the sensor for smell in the nasal passages. ...Read more
AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a few days. ...Read more
From burning in the nose of nasal spray i lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and i get the sense back?
Symptoms: nasal congestion and very bad smell from nose, no sinusitis but enlarged turbinates. Could surgery help eliminate the smell?
Not sure: Turbinate surgery is performed by a variety of techniques to improve breathing and I am not sure the odor would disappear. You need a nasal endoscopy to rule out an infection in the nose. If you already have had such a procedure and everything was normal and sinus disease has been ruled out, think of high reflux of gastric acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux). ...Read more
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