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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Smelling Disorders (Definition)

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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

See your doctor ASAP: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What could cause no smell and little taste?

What could cause no smell and little taste?

Get examined : Loss of smell and taste could be many things: sinus infection, a cold virus or cranial nerve damage. Please see medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Does GBS affect taste and smell?

You Have Poor Taste: You read articles that it is very rare, but there's lots of people writing in on-line forums that they have had alterations of their smell and/or (more commonly amongst them) taste. Seems that it eventually gets normal again. One study in 2002 in a journal named 'Neurology' described a patient so affected, with descriptions of others. In any event, it doesn't appear to be permanent. ...Read more

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What causes loss of taste and smell?

What causes loss of taste and smell?

Anosmia: Taste is mostly dependent on the sense of smell. Loss of that sense is called anosmia. A very common cause is head trauma, due to shearing of the tiny nerves from the nose going into the brain through a perforated cribiform plate at the base of the skull. Sudden jarring can sever those nerves. There are other conditions and medications that can impair this sense, too. ...Read more

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Could cigarettes affect smell/taste?

Could cigarettes affect smell/taste?

Yes, of course: Smoking interferes with oxygen metabolism and can affect the nervous system or the brain in many different ways ...Read more

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Help? I have lost my sense of smell and taste?

Help? I have lost my sense of smell and taste?

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 more

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What can cause long term loss of taste and smell?

What can cause long term loss of taste and smell?

Loss of Smell and Ta: Many problems may contribute to loss of taste and smell . Sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergies, viruses, vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance and even tumors. Look at our site www.Nwnasalsinus.Com for more information and see your ENT physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Could a cold cause me to lose sense of taste and smell?

It could temporarily: Diminish those senses. But that should return as you improve. ...Read more

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Why do smokers lose their sense of smell or taste over time?

Damage to body: Smoke is toxic to the taste buds and the sensor for smell in the nasal passages. ...Read more

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I have lost my sense of smell and taste. What could this be?

I have lost my sense of smell and taste. What could this be?

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

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How do you recover your sense of smell and taste after a cold?

How do you recover your sense of smell and taste after a cold?

Advise: You may have some residual sinusitis which inhibits normal passage of aromas via the cribriform plate. If so, treatment of remaining issues should reverse your problems. See an ENT doctor. Have also found that many patients restore their sense of smell taking zinc supplements. ...Read more

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If the sense of smell and taste are lost for 6 months, will it return?

If the sense of smell and taste are lost for 6 months, will it return?

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

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What to do if i lost my sense of taste and smell for at least 3 years?

Get fully evaluated: Many reasons for loss of taste and smell, but chronic sinus problems could be present, you might have a problem at base of skull at cribriform plate, and in rare cases, a meningioma could be present in the olfactory groove. If absence of structural lesion, could try zinc supplements. ...Read more

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What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

Blocked Nose: Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential. Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more

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I lost my taste after a cold a year ago. But l can smell.Even if the smell is distorted, why can I not taste?

Taste and smell: Most patients with loss of taste is the result of loss of smell (95-99%). Your taste sensory loss is most probably due to impairment of smell especially you noticed smell distortion. It is very common after nasal and sinus infections with congestion. ...Read more