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Loss Of Smell And Taste Sinusitis
Should I see a ENT for loss of smell/taste? Recently had sinusitis, treated with a zpak. It's been almost 2 weeks, should I wait a little longer?
Age 58 DNS&Sinusitis problem Operated for dns 30yrs ago no relief Post nasal drip often round the yr heaviness in head and loss of smell PL Advice?
See allergist: Despite the surgery (which is only about 50% effective for chronic sinusitis), if your nasal mucosa remains very swollen it would obstruct sinus drainage leading to infection. Another possibility is impairment in your immune system so that your body can't kill off the germs. An allergist should be able to help you sort out these factors. ...Read more
Can sinusitis on one side alter smell and taste? I can smell/taste some things, but not all and it comes and goes. I also have no congestion.
Loss of smell: Hello. With the loss of smell while suffering sinusitis, I would recommended seeing your ENT doctor. A nasal endoscopy will be needed to see the upper part of the inside of your nose to look for abnormalities or obstruction. A CT and/or MRI may be recommended. The sooner you seek treatment, the better the chance for recovery. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 20 and I have sinusitis since I was 5. I had some nasal polyps and I got it removed but I still cantreally smell. What can I do to be able to smell?
See an ENT doctor: Nasal polyps have a tendency to return over time. When they do, symptoms include pressure, difficulty breathing, and loss of sense of smell. To minimize symptoms and postpone polyp recurrence, treatment includes steroids (oral prednisone, nasal fluticasone / etc.), leukotriene inhibitors (e g singulair/ montelukast), and adjunctive treatment e g allergy testing, immunotherapy, and antihistamines. ...Read more
What is the best kind of mouthwash to use to prevent bad breath? I have chronic sinusitis so this may be a factor in the smell of my breath.
Haven't been able to smell in 2 years do to chronic sinusitis operation of sinusitis (ethmoid bulla?), how long does it take to start smelling again
Today I started to smell metal, I do not have any symptoms of sinusitis, I am not on any medication except vitamins for gastric bypass?
A few causes: The first thing I think of is your vitamins. Do they contain zinc, copper, or chromium? If so, this may be the source and you may need to change formulations. Periodontal disease or tooth decay can contribute. Sometimes women in early pregnancy note a metallic taste. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Symptoms: nasal congestion and very bad smell from nose, no sinusitis but enlarged turbinates. Could surgery help eliminate the smell?
Not sure: Turbinate surgery is performed by a variety of techniques to improve breathing and I am not sure the odor would disappear. You need a nasal endoscopy to rule out an infection in the nose. If you already have had such a procedure and everything was normal and sinus disease has been ruled out, think of high reflux of gastric acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux). ...Read more
Forehead and left eye pain. MRI from '09 cyst on left sinus. Left nostril always congested, produce discolor discharge, bad smell. Chronic sinusitis?
Occasionally I get an odd smell in my nose, like burning hair. Had sinusitis recently, just finished z-pack. Used nasal decongestants, expectorant. Recently started on Wellbutrin, and I read that phantom smells might be sign of a seizure disorder?
Smells: The most common reason would be a sinus infection. Not a sign of impending seizure. Check with an ENT expert. ...Read more
I lost my sense of smell about one year ago. And I have a chronic sinusites now I'm using prednisolon does it have side effects if used in long term?
Steroid use: Yes, long term steroids can cause a lot of potential problems. It is helpful for a lot of medical conditions, but you want to get off of it if you possibly can. They do decrease swelling, but they also suppress your immune system, so you are at increased risk for contracting infections of all sorts. You can have significant water gain, weight gain, cataracts or even avascular hip necrosis. ...Read more
What is the best natural way to retrieve your sense of smell without using medication? Nowing that I never had any head trauma, just achronic sinusites
Rinses: You can try using nasal or sinus rinses like the netty pot. Also I would recommend some nasal saline spray. Hot steamy showers will also help to alleviate sinus congestion. ...Read more
Is it normal to not have much appetite and loss of weight after being diagnosed with sinusitis and bronchiospasm?
Does allergic conjunctivitis cause vision loss? Does it just cause press. Type pain? Hv sinusitis optomet. Looked smd fine said. Pain is excruciating
Get examined now!: Allergic conjunctivitis typically causes itching, irritation, and reddening, but not pressure type pain and certainly not vision loss. Maybe the pain is due to the sinusitis, not directly from the eye (?). If you're really losing vistion in that eye, contact the doctor's office immediately, or visit a local emergency room or urgent care clinic ASAP. Don't wait until morning. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes.: But not commonly. Especially at age 19. ...Read more
How likely is it that chronic sinusitis results in serious complications such as vision loss, meningitis, aneurysm/blood clot?
Pretty rare, BUT: Lots of folks have chronic sinus problems, but most of the time, localized misery over nasal areas, and occasional postnasal drip with secondary coughing. If an acute infection supervened and was not treated, this could eventuate in secondary complications such as cavernous sinus thrombosis, but such complications are very rare. Suggest you see otolaryngologist to assess treatment. ...Read more
Hv bronchitis 8 wks developed into sinusitis. Headache + press behind eyes. How long will this last? Does it cause any vision loss? Tkg. Tylenol (acetaminophen) pain
8 weeks of bronchitis and now sinusitis tells me that you have upper and lower respiratory systems infected or inflamed. There needs to be culture of your sputum, lab, chest and sinus xrays.
Prolonged antibiotics are indicated IF there is infection.
Ancillary treatments are inhalers, decongestants, maybe steroids and lots of hydration.
Vision loss is rare. Please see your physician ASAP. ...Read more