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Is It Possible To Regain My Sense Of Smell Back
May be: If your lost of sense of smell is due to nasal polyps, severe allergic rhinitis that resulted in physical obstruction of the upper nasal passage where olfactory epithelium are located, treatment of these conditions may bring your sense of smell back. See an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal inflammation: Typically this occurs when your nose is inflamed either due to infection, allergies or some other reason. In people who lose their sense of smell intermittently, polyps can also be an issue. You would benefit greatly from a consultation with an ENT doctor. This consultation should include looking in your nose with a fiber-optic or telescope to see whether or not you have polyps. Most cases like yours can be successfully treated with medication. ...Read more
My friend lost his sense of smell because of strong chemicals at work. Will his smell ever come back?
Unpredictable: If pt. Stops the exposure and he is young chances may increase to recover. In general is better to thing that once smell is gone it is not coming back unless it is caused by a cold, or virus which is temporal. Confirm this with an ear nose throat specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lost my sense of smell and taste 2 different times this year. It lasts for about 2 weeks and then comes gradually back. Any MS connection?
I had a concussion and my sense of smell has become all distorted due to it. When will i get it back to normal?
The first days after septoplasty and turbinoplasty my sense of smell came back strong. Now after 5 weeks, i can hardly smell anymore. Is this normal?
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
I recently lost my sense of smell, the docs think it is allergy related any ideas on getting it back?
See an ENT: It is most likely not allergy related. It may be from sinusitis or polyps or even a viral infection. Allergies can cause nasal symptoms but it takes more than an allergy to cause you to lose your sense of smell. An ENT doctor can look in your nose and see polyps and work up your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was born without a sense of smell and people have always told me i could regain it. But how can I regain somthing i never had? I have allergies but my nose is usually open to let air flow through. I still have my 4 other senses and they all work perfect
Excellent : Excellent question. I think you are right, if you never had the sense of smell you will likely not get it. It may be due to other problems (allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, viral damage to the olfactory nerve). Are there any other associated symptoms? Some of those problems can be treated and get you the sense of smell ...Read more
Shortly: Your sense of smell should come back in a reasonable amount of time once the swelling in your nose has resolved. This should be between one and three months. It is extremely rare to have any permanent loss of your sense of smell. Discuss any issues with your surgeon if it persists beyond this time. Good luck to you, dr. Fred www.Cornerstoneplasticsurgery.Com. ...Read more
I have recently lost my sense of smell i'm not congested did have a cold around the neck area i got like a lump next to my neck and on the back of my head. I feel fine and can even breath just can't smell.
There : There are many causes of anosmia (loss of smell). These include: nasal polyps injury to the from surgery or head trauma. Exposure to toxic chemicals (i.E solvents or pesticides.) certain medications-most commonly antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory medications etc. Cocaine abuse old age medical conditions- including alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, nutritional deficiencies, congenital conditions, and hormonal disturbances. Radiation treatment you should follow up with your doctor for a complete evaluation for this problem, to include work up of the "lump" on your neck and back. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom lost her sense of smell and taste in her early 20's we think because she was anorexic and bulemic. Shes 49 now. And i would really like to help her get it back. Is there anything we can do or is it to late. She also now suffers from seizures but th
I : I would have to guess that she has already been fully worked-up for the seizure disorder with imaging of the brain (mri?). One of the most common causes of loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) is nerve damage thought to be due to a virus. Moany people will have the history of a cold a few weeks before the loss. Unfortunately, this type of loss usually does not come back if it doesn't improve within the first few months. Other causes include inflammation and infection and polyps in the nose--not likely, but if she has symptoms of these, she may want a full evaluation of the nose and sinuses. Head trauma can damage the nerve that carries the signals to the brain. Rarely, tumors can also cause this problem--that is why i asked about the mri. Some vitamin deficiencies can cause it. ...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?
My sense of smell heightened, 6 days after sex had pinkish brown disharge. Still no period. Sensitive nipples. Mild lower back pain. Restless nights.
Take pregnancy test: You have not really asked a question here, but i'm guessing that you may be concerned about possible pregnancy. If so, you can take a home pregnancy test once you've missed your menstrual period. It will be accurate a week after your missed period -- some are accurate sooner. Or, visit your doctor who can provide a serum test. ...Read more
Keeping frequent headaches, staying nauseous, cramps, lower back pain, peeing alot, sense of smell increase, staying hungry?
Pregnant?: If no, may need to blood work to check for other causes. ...Read more
In the last week my sense of smell has been overwhelming it almost makes me sick. If something smells i can feel a coating in the back of my throat to where i cough and my eyes feel weird like a coating as well. It makes me feel sick it is so strong.
Scratch and sniff: For a crude assessment of the sense of smell many ENT doctors have a scratch and sniff packet that can be used to see if you can identify odors. Very specialized smell and taste disorder centers have much more in depth testing material available. ...Read more
Obstruction: Diminished or altered ense of smell is likely due to poor airflow to the roof of the nose where the nerve endings for smell are located. A thorough nasal endoscopy will check for nasal polyps ( which are usually due to allergies). If the endoscopy is normal, then a ct scan may be helpful in ensuring no other abnormalities in the skull base that can alter sense of smell. ...Read more
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