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I lost the sense of smell after geting cold?

I lost the sense of smell after geting cold?

May need steroids: Sometimes after a cold the nose can become inflamed. This inflammation can then lead to difficulty with your sense of smell. If you can get to an ear nose and throat doctor you can have your nose looked at to make sure there are no polyps. A course of steroids may be of help. ...Read more

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I lost my sense of smell after a cold early last month. I get sporadic false sense of smell. For example smell of food when no one is cooking?

I lost my sense of smell after a cold early last month. I get sporadic false sense of smell. For example smell of food when no one is cooking?

Smell: Parosmia, i.e. smell distortion. Olfactory nerve endings damaged with cold. Usually regenerate. Depend on severity of viral infection, exposure to smoke, noxious chemicals, etc. Advice getting flu vaccination annually. Articles suggest that nerve endings can regenerate multiple times, i.e. 15-20x. Total anosmia is infrequent. if you can taste, there is residual smell function. ...Read more

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I've lost my sense of small after a concussion. Will my sense of smell ever return?

I've lost my sense of small after a concussion. Will my sense of smell ever return?

Maybe: Traumatic injury to the head may put tension on, and in some cases completely disrupt, the nerves that convey the sense of smell. These nerves are uniquely vulnerable because they pass directly through a piece of bone called the cribiform plate. Depending on how injured the olfactory nerve is, the sense of smell may gradually return or may never return. ...Read more

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I had an upper respiratory infection and lost my sense of taste and smell. Sense of taste has returned but now I smell smoky fumes all the time.

I had an upper respiratory infection and lost my sense of taste and smell.  Sense of taste has returned but now I smell smoky fumes all the time.

Hard to tell: It sounds like you had a viral infection that injured the olfactory nerve fibers that are present at the top of the inside of the nose. If your sense of taste has returned, it is likely that the odd smell you have will also resolve. If it does not have an ENT doctor visualize the superior portion of the inside of your nose with an endoscope just to be sure that area is normal. ...Read more

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Had a tbi 4 months ago and i lost my sense of smell and taste. Everything smells and tastes the same will it ever come back? Tips on recovering

Had a tbi 4 months ago and i lost my sense of smell and taste. Everything smells and tastes the same will it ever come back? Tips on recovering

Loss of Taste: Probably not. The sense of smell is carried through small fibers of the olfactory nerve that pass through the front base of the skull. These fibers are easily injured. The taste and smell work together. Unless you are taking a medication known to affect your taste the taste buds are probably working but you don't have the sense of smell. If it does not return by 6 months, then not. ...Read more

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Lost sense of smell and taste after my operation. Is this normal?

Lost sense of smell and taste after my operation. Is this normal?

What operation: Not "normal" to have loss of smell and taste routinely following surgery unless this involved brain areas for those functions. ...Read more

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For the past week I've been feeling vertigo, lack of appeitite and constantly tired no matter the amount I sleep. My face just went numb. Is this bad?

For the past week I've been feeling vertigo, lack of appeitite and constantly tired no matter the amount I sleep. My face just went numb. Is this bad?

Have it checked out: Vertigo, fatigue followed by facial numbness in a young adult female, A good neuro exam and an MRI are in order, as there are multiple neurological symptoms spread out over time and possibly the neuroaxis (facial numbness is difficult to localize. It can be localizing to cortex, sub cortical white matter, brain stem or peripheral nerve (Cranial nerve V). The fatigue points to possible MS or CIS ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

See Dr.: There are several causes of possible loss of taste, most commonly an infection, viral or bacterial, which may cause this. Smoking and other medical issues are also possible, so if your sense of taste does not return, see your Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Anosmia: With sudden loss of the sense of smell, i would have you see an ENT quickly as there can be treatments which might help. A viral nerve infection can cause this, and there are medications which can sometimes help. Feel better! ...Read more

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Increased sense of smell after flunose spray. Everything i smell gives a migraine also burning inside nose?

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

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Help? I have lost my sense of smell and taste?

Help? I have lost my sense of smell and taste?

Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as flu, Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be smelt. Olfactory nerve transmits smell, may be affected by tumor/trauma ...Read more

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Lost my sense of taste and smell using Flonase - how common?

Lost my sense of taste and smell using Flonase - how common?

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

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I've lost a lot of my sense of taste and smell. I started taking Finasteride in January. Could that be a side effect?

I've lost a lot of my sense of taste and smell.  I started taking Finasteride in January.  Could that be a side effect?

Smell and taste : Smell and taste are closely related. Often when people lose both, it is really the sense of smell that is lost, which in turn affects taste. Nasal congestion could be a factor. Your medicine is known to affect nasal congestion, but there are no reports of it affecting smell or taste, at least that I can find. If the medicine is the cause, a holiday from the medicine may be needed to be sure. ...Read more

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I have had tight feeling in chest/dizziness/loss of feeling in hands/loss of balance for last couple weeks even without really exerting myself, what is happening?

I have had tight feeling in chest/dizziness/loss of feeling in hands/loss of balance for last couple weeks even without really exerting myself, what is happening?

Anxiety?: At your age and in the absence of risk factors (hypertension, diabetes etc), your symptoms are compatible with hyperventilation related to anxiety. If you are under undue amount of stress, need to find ways to reduce it. In the meanwhile, your doctor may prescribe something to reduce your anxiety and obtain some tests to make sure that your health is ok otherwise. ...Read more

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I have lost alot of weight.I am 5f'4inch,46kg.For 3 days i feel hungry even after eating within 1 hour there pangs in tummy,dragging sense in throat?

I have lost alot of weight.I am 5f'4inch,46kg.For 3 days i feel hungry even after eating within 1 hour there pangs in tummy,dragging sense in throat?

See doctor: While ur described acute symptoms common e.g., from viral infection, food poisoning, etc, significant unanticipated weight loss despite hunger is cause for concern, and you should seek doctor for review and evaluate if persistent. Urgent red flags if e.g., blood, black stool, diarrhea >4-5days, vomit. Also persistent symptoms of reflux (GERD) if persistent may require workup. Happy to consult ...Read more

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Hi I have a cold feeling in the back of my throat and I'm feeling like I want to be sick nausea , the cold feeling started last ?

Hi I have a cold feeling in the back of my throat and I'm feeling like I want to be sick nausea , the cold feeling started last ?

Cold: You might be getting a cold. Drink fluids, acetaminophen for fever and pain 500 mg every 6hrs as needed and rest. Antihistamine of choice for any congestion. ...Read more

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Why am I unable to smell after getting the common cold?

Why am I unable to smell after getting the common cold?

Nasal congestion: Blocked nasal passages will cause diminished sense of smell till it resolves. ...Read more