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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
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