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What Is Lack Of 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
I am experiencing nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing through nose and Lack of sense of smell. What should I do?
Gf suffers from a lack of the sense of smell. Is there a specialist she can go to in order to make sure, and if she has it, treat it?
See below: An ENT doctor is the best doctor to see for this. ...Read more
See below: An ENT doctor is the specialist who can best treat you. ...Read more
The following also describe me: Aching muscles, Sneezing, Calf pain, Muscle wasting, Lack of sense of smell, Leg numbness, and Cough. What should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polyps?: Allergy sufferers that have headaches and altered sense of smell (or no smell) can often be found to have nasal or sinus polyps. Polyps are benign tissue growths in the nose and sinuses and can alter normal drainage pathways. This can lead to headaches, sinus infections, and loss of smell and taste. Though they can be treated medically, surgery is also sometimes required. ...Read more
Osmophobia maybe...: It sounds like you may be referring to what we technically call OSMOPHOBIA in the Headache world which is generally described in the context of a person who is suffering from a migraine type of headache but whose headache gets decidedly WORSE in its intensity when stimulated by otherwise NON-noxious aromas or smells. Write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi if you have more questions. ...Read more
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