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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Lack Of Sense Of Smell

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Does having anosmia mean that you have completely lost your sense of smell?

Does having anosmia mean that you have completely lost your sense of smell?

Yes: The term itself does mean that there is an absence of the sense of smell. Hyposmia is a diminished sense of smell. Some cases are secondary to nasal obstruction due to allergy, deviated septum with hypertrophic turbinates. A viral infection may injure the olfactory nerve twigs in the superior part of the nose. Very, very rarely a tumor of the base of the frontal lobe may be the cause. ...Read more

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I have a lack of sense of smell and taste- what can I do?

I have a lack of sense of smell and taste- what can I do?

New or long time?: See an ENT for nasal and nasopharyngeal examination +/- smell test if indicated. Additional, possibly radiological studies may be needed. ...Read more

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I have a lack of sense of smell and taste- what to do about stuffed nose?

I have a lack of sense of smell and taste- what to do about stuffed nose?

See an ENT: You may have nasal polyps or another nasal mass, or even just allergies causing the problem. The ENT doctor can work you up correctly. ...Read more

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Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Not much you can do: With nasal steroids you can reduce the size, with decongestant you can reduce the swelling and with the allergy treatment you can prevent the recurrences. Nasal surgery is needed to remove the polyp. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more