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Is it possible to regain my sense of smell back ?

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 more

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Please help, what can I do to get my sense of smell back?

Please help, what can I do to get my sense of smell back?

Time !: There are a number of causes of anosmia very few permanent. Causes go all the way up from allergies and colds to head injury, ENT conditions and even parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Cause of loss of sense of smell? It periodically comes back, but not for long.

Cause of loss of sense of smell? It periodically comes back, but not for long.

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

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My friend lost his sense of smell because of strong chemicals at work. Will his smell ever come back?

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 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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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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I recently lost my sense of smell, the docs think it is allergy related any ideas on getting it back?

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 more

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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

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

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When will my sense of smell come back after having deviated septum surgery?

When will my sense of smell come back after having  deviated septum surgery?

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

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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.

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 more

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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

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

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Sense of smell and taste changed after stomach bug. How do I get it back again?

Sense of smell and taste changed after stomach bug. How do I get it back again?

Drink water: A stomach bug is a virus, you become dehydrated, it takes time to get over the virus and you need to drink more water to become adequately hydrated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No guarantees.: See an ENT or allergist for a thorough evaluation. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/anosmia-loss-of-smell. ...Read more

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My sense of smell heightened, 6 days after sex had pinkish brown disharge. Still no period. Sensitive nipples. Mild lower back pain. Restless nights.

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

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How can they test my sense of smell?

How can they test my sense of smell?

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

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What can cause altered sense of smell?

What can cause altered sense of smell?

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