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Is it normal to loose your sense of smell with age?

Is it normal to loose your sense of smell with age?

Yes: Very short answer.....Yes. This can also affect appetite in that taste and smell are closely related. Affects the elderly quite a bit. ...Read more

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Can zicam nasal spray really make u loose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Can zicam nasal spray really make u loose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Yes and ? permanent: According to the FDA warning earlier in 2009, Zicam can cause long lasting loss of sense of smell and can be permanent. Kindly avoid using it, many other remedies are available, ask your doctor ...Read more

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I am loosing my sense of smell. What can I do to restore it?

I am loosing my sense of smell. What can I do to restore it?

Lipoic Acid may work: This seems to happen to some as they age, but it can also signal some diseases. Early parkinson's can include this, as can diabetes, chronic nasal problems & some neurological - you can be examined & treated for these. Some think dietary zinc helps, lipoic acid seems to and the old asthma drug, theophylline. Work with your doctor on it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my sense of smell seem worse as I age?

Why does my sense of smell seem worse as I age?

Hard to say.: At age 30, it is unusual to have diminished smell. Some possibilities are related to nasal obstruction. Allergy, mechanical obstruction, drug abuse, sinusitis with nasal polyps are a few reasons. It is possible that late in life, degeneration of the first cranial nerve may occur. (the nerve of smell). The common cold can cause swelling of the lining of the nose but this is usually reversible. ...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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I had a concussion and my sense of smell has become all distorted due to it. When will i get it back to normal?

I had a concussion and my sense of smell has become all distorted due to it. When will i get it back to normal?

It may not: Loss of smell following head injury is worrisome for breakage of the olfactory fibers going through the cribriform plate. This damage is usually irreversible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have no sense of smell/taste after deviated septum surgery/septoplasty?

Is it normal to have no sense of smell/taste after deviated septum surgery/septoplasty?

Temporarily yes: But this should not be a longnterm problem and if it persists may be indicative of problems with your olfactory apparatus. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had constant cramping about a week before due period. Acute sense of smell. And constant body aches. These arn't normal for my body. Any help?

I have had constant cramping about a week before due period. Acute sense of smell. And constant body aches. These arn't normal for my body. Any help?

See details.: Constant cramping a week before your menses can be caused by multiple factors. If this is the first time it is happening, you also need to be checked for the possibility of pregnancy. I would suggest you see your gynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a dust mite allergy be causing me to loose my sense of smell?

Can a dust mite allergy be causing me to loose my sense of smell?

Probably not: Loss of smell is usually due to a benign growth called nasal polyps. Chronic sinus infection sometimes is the cause. A skull fracture is a rare cause. For help see an otolaryngologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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