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I have loss my sense of smell ......What is this a sign of?

I have loss my sense of smell ......What is this a sign of?

Variety of problems: Do not get worried, but some of the conditions to be aware of: initial signs of both parkinson's and alzheimer's, skull fracture injuring cribriform plate at base of brain, olfactory groove meningioma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Benign far more likely such as sinusitis, zinc deficiency, metabolic imbalance, medication reaction. Your doc can sort out and manage. ...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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Can you tell me about experiencing a complete loss of sense of smell when you got cold?

Can you tell me about experiencing a complete loss of sense of smell when you got cold?

Loss of smell: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with cold, flu,Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be smelt. Olfactory nerve transmits smell, may be affected by tumor/traum ...Read more

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Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory ?

Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory ?

Being studied now!: Seems a quite active area for research now. Much would depend on reasons for the loss of smell sense. Also, without a trauma or disease cause, there are studies looking into that as a very early indicator of future alzheimer's or parkinson's. Efforts are all over the MAP - it's an interesting question. Some love this sense - others care less. I'd miss it a lot, so if this is you, i feel your loss. ...Read more

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Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

Loss of the sense of smell often precedes the major symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, right?

See below: It is not a major symptom, but it represents the earliest signs and symptoms of alzheimer's. Loss of smell can be also related to chronic sinusitis and agingl. So please have a geriatrcian to have a full assessment. ...Read more

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Can a virus in the sinus that is ongoing eventually making me loose my sense of smell and bringing on bouts of dizziness, numbness, and loss of energy?

Can a virus in the sinus that is ongoing eventually making me loose my sense of smell and bringing on bouts of dizziness, numbness, and loss of energy?

Sinusitis: Hate to alarm you but this sounds as if you should be seen by a doctor asap and carefully evaluated. This has the potential to be quite severe, but may also be unremarkable. Always better safe than sorry. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Loss sense of smell after virus 2 months.Doctor prescribed fluticasone and azithromycin.Still can't smell. Doctor then gave me injection.Didnt work.

Loss sense of smell after virus 2 months.Doctor prescribed fluticasone and azithromycin.Still can't smell. Doctor then gave me injection.Didnt work.

Could be hypo-osmia : Impt to know if complete loss or just poor sense of smell. If can smell burnt toast or similar strong odors, then hypo-osmia, and often due to rhinitis with or without nasal polyps. If fail nasal steroids, a short course of oral steroids (prednisone) should work a few days. If not, see ENT/neurologist. Avoid direct steroid injections; blindness has resulted. ...Read more

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How could someone lose their sense of smell?

How could someone lose their sense of smell?

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 more

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I have no sense of smell what could this be?

Anosmia: It is called anosmia. There are several potential causes. Best you see your doctor to have this looked into. ...Read more

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My sense of smell seems enhanced lately. What could that mean?

My sense of smell seems enhanced lately. What could that mean?

Good for you.: In pregnancy the sense of Smell get enhanced. After the resolution of long standing Cold/Congestion or Allergic Rhinitis; one gets sense of smell back . ...Read more