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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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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Smelling Disorders (Definition)

Smelling disorders are conditions that cause impaired ability to smell or changes in smell, and can be caused by aging, sinus issues, chemical ...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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Why do I smell and taste blood?

Why do I smell and taste blood?

There is blood!: Likely you are bleeding, a minor nose bleed could explain along with other causes. Be seen if it doesn't resolve. ...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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Why do I smell/taste blood it's weird..

Why do I smell/taste blood it's weird..

ENT: You should have your nose and throat examined. Maybe a salivary gland issue or something irritated in the ear, nose or throat area. ...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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