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Lose Sense Of Smell When Pregnant
Week late. I had drown spotting 2weeks ago for 5days. I have nausea and increased sense of smell and light cramping. 2pregnancy tests neg. Am i pregnt?
You are not pregnant: Bleeding, spotting is all you need to prove you are not pregnant. Pregnant women, in general, do not bleed or spot. And, now you have spent money on two tests. You are not pregnant. We do not use ambiguous symptoms to diagnose pregnancy anymore. The tests are very accurate as long as you have waited two weeks after the sexual encounter. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Trauma, infection: Complete loss of the sense of smell can follow certain upper respiratory infections trauma can impact the nerves from the olfactory system with loss of smell. Sometimes the loss is partial with sensitivity to certain smells and loss of others. Check in with your otolaryngologist for these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 main reasons. : 1.Head trauma: a blow to the front off back of the head causes the brain to bounce in skull.Smell nerve fibers can be ripped by this sudden action 2.Nerve damage: a seemingly minor cold sometimes causes enough inflammation that nerve is damaged.Some drugs can also cause this 3. Obstruction: something can physically block smell particles from reaching the smell area. Polyps or rare tumors. ...Read more
Damage to body: Smoke is toxic to the taste buds and the sensor for smell in the nasal passages. ...Read more
I haven't been able to smell or taste for 2 weeks. I thought it was a cold but usually i only lose my sense of smell/taste for a few days. Why?
Acute neuropathy: I have seen this before. In the absence of head injury, it is somewhat of a mystery. I had one patient lose her smell and taste after a flu vaccine. I think it is due to a neuropathy or acute nerve disease of the olfactory nerve, the nerve that delivers smell, which would also affect taste. I always give a trial of steroids. ...Read more
Hi there how long does it take to retrieve sense of smell or taste after a cold ? Nose feel clearer still lose smell n taste
Smell & taste : It may take between 2 to 4 weeks to fully recover. It depends on how severe the initial infection was. There are rare cases where a viral illness can permanently eradicate the sense of smell and taste. If you have a persistent problem, you should see an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a cold, & Today I used afrin nasal spray 3 times in a row to relieve the WORST stuffy nose ever. Am I at risk For losing my sense of smell?
No you are not: You fefinitely exceeded the usual recommended dose, and try not to do it again, you can try saline nasal washes more frequently besides the decongestant nasal spray. Usually it isn't recommended to take nasal decongestants more than 3 -4 days, if your congestion persists or is recurrent, please see your doctor ...Read more
Help regaining sense of smell 64 year-old male gradually losing sense of smell. Are there tests to determine causes-polyps, surgical procedures, non-allopathic remedies.
Have had occasional staph infections inside nostrils-fairly painful bumps that res
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