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Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Lack Of Sense Of Smell (Definition)

Lack of sense of smell is a clinical finding in which a person lacks the ability to detect odors and likely also has impaired ability to taste. This can occur due to nerve injury, sinus or nasal ...Read more


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I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

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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Is there any chance that my anosmia will "cure itself"? There is no sinus blockage or inflamation. Doctors tell me there is no treatment. Any hope?

Is there any chance that my anosmia will "cure itself"? There is no sinus blockage or inflamation. Doctors tell me there is no treatment. Any hope?

Depends: Depends on the cause. There are very many causes for loss of smell. Needs to be checked out. Some say that taking zinc tablets may help if zinc deficiency is the cause. ...Read more

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My uncle ws chain cigg smoker.now HS age is 65yr complaing of recurrent chest infection which is assciated wid anosmia and vertigo.treatment plz??

My uncle ws chain cigg smoker.now HS age is 65yr complaing of recurrent chest infection which is assciated wid anosmia and vertigo.treatment plz??

Work up and mgt: Part of his evaluation should include an EKG, Chest radiograph and pulmonary function testing to determine the condition of his lungs. His blood pressure should be closely assessed and I would recommend a visit with his physician for further work up and treatment. He should avoid all cigarette smoke as well. ...Read more

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What is anosmia?

Loss of smell: This is the medical term for the loss of smell. It has many causes, but nasal and sinus disease are probably the most common. ...Read more

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How can I address anosmia?

Find reason: Loss of smell can be associated with nasal or sinus inflammation or infection, and/or congestion, but can occur after head trauma especially with injury to olfactory nerve at base of skull (cribiform plate).. Some patients improve with zinc supplements, some do better with sinus surgery. Medication rxtns, early parkinson's and alzheimer's may be causative. ...Read more

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How common is anosmia in people?

How common is anosmia in people?

See below:: The true incidence of anosmia is difficult to determine, although the national institutes of health have estimated that more than 2 million persons in the United States have a smell dysfunction. - ear, nose and throat journal december 1, 2001. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anosmia?

Sense of smell: You don't have a normal sense of smell, and possibly taste. ...Read more

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How would you manage my anosmia?

Unknown: First, the cause of anosmia (inability to smell) must be determined. If air is not getting into the nose, that can be surgically corrected but if the nerves involved in the sense of smell have been damaged by a viral infection or a skull fracture, only tincture of time will help. Some people think zinc supplements can help but the evidence has not always shown that is true. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anosmia?

Loss of smell: The term is consistent with complete loss of smell sensation, and this will likely alter taste secondarily. There are many causes, including trauma, and loss of smell in the elderly with onset of alzheimer's or parkinson's. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Zuber
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Anosmia (Definition)

Anosmia is the lack of the ability to smell. Because the sense of smell is important to fully tasting food, it may be misinterpreted by a loss of the sense ...Read more