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I have lost my sense of taste and smell about a week and a half ago. There are no signs of a sinus infection. What could be causing that?

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Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1st Cranial Nerve

Did you have any sort of blow to the head, whiplash injury or sudden movement of your skull? The nerve that transmits the sense of smell, the olfactory nerve, also provides a large part of the sense of taste and can be damaged by the injuries above.

In brief: 1st Cranial Nerve

Did you have any sort of blow to the head, whiplash injury or sudden movement of your skull? The nerve that transmits the sense of smell, the olfactory nerve, also provides a large part of the sense of taste and can be damaged by the injuries above.
Dr. James Shoemaker
Dr. James Shoemaker
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities

Could be a viral infection, acid reflux disease, dental problem, etc.
If this keeps up very long, see an ENT doctor.

In brief: Many possibilities

Could be a viral infection, acid reflux disease, dental problem, etc.
If this keeps up very long, see an ENT doctor.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Hmmm

You are a young person.
However sometimes a neurological event may cause the issues you have. See your doctor for evaluation.

In brief: Hmmm

You are a young person.
However sometimes a neurological event may cause the issues you have. See your doctor for evaluation.
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Dr. Milroy Samuel
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