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Sense Smell Taste
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
Temporarily yes: But this should not be a longnterm problem and if it persists may be indicative of problems with your olfactory apparatus. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Over the pas t 2 days I have had an unusual amount of phlegm in my nose and throat.
Deep cough causing minor amounts of blood.
Sense of smell taste of?
A cough with blood-tinged mucous can be a sign of a Strep pneumonia infection in the lungs. These can cause pneumonia and land you in the hospital for emergency Iv fluids and meds.Do you have a fever? Any thermometer in the medicine cabinet at your house? If so and your fever is elevated it is definitely an infection and you need to take action.
See a Doctor today to prevent further complications ...Read more
Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as 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/trauma ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage to body: Smoke is toxic to the taste buds and the sensor for smell in the nasal passages. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Differential diagnosis for just not being able to smell includes respiratory tract inflammation, uri, head injury, exposure to certain drugs or chemicals, autoimmune disorders, degenerative processes, certain genetic syndromes, and, most importantly, a neoplastic process (tumor.) you need to see a doctor! ...Read more
Depends on cause: Most common causes of loss of smell are nasal and sinus disease, uri, and head trauma. Taste loss can be due to dentures or oral disease and bell's palsy. Medication can alter your smell and taste. A complete head and neck examination with an endoscopic +/- radiologic look in your nose and nasopharynx will be needed. ...Read more
What operation: Not "normal" to have loss of smell and taste routinely following surgery unless this involved brain areas for those functions. ...Read more
Why does my sense of smell and taste off?noticed this for a few months maybe since my grandfather died idk?
There can be any of: a number of reasons for this symptom. Some are serious and some are not. The only way to know for certain is to see a health care professional and receive appropriate testing. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
Why does my sense of smell and taste off?noticed this for a few months maybe since my grandfather died idk? What kind of tests are needed?
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?
Sense of smell and taste has diminshed after an upper respertory infection and everything tastes the same ?
Loss of smell: This is very common after a respiratory infection. You cannot taste as well when you can't smell. This should improve in a few weeks. ...Read more
Since one year I have been having perverted sense of smell and taste. Some foods taste horrible so i can't even eat. Is this because of insomnia?
Should I be concerned that I rarely feel cold (even in extreme temps -20F)have little to no sense of smell or taste, and don't get adrenaline rushes?
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
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
Mom had flu two months ago,it was tough that it made her lose her sense of smell and taste. And she still has this problem,why?what should I do?
Anosmia?: It is not unusual to lose the sense of smell/taste during a viral infection. Is it persisting because there are some background allergies. Is she having a lot of nasal congestion/fullness. I would then consider fluticasone nasal spray 2 squirts/nostril daily as a trial. Nasal polyps could cause this as well. It would be unusual about other causes. ...Read more