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Can a flu cause a loss of smell and taste?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes sometimes a

transient disturbance of your senses of smell and taste can be affected with great injury (infection) to the organs in question.
However it should not last more than 3-5 days after the illness has passed. Medications can also do that, and on a more semi-permanent basis as long as you take those medications. Please see a healthcare provider to help you sort out what the cause was.

In brief: Yes sometimes a

transient disturbance of your senses of smell and taste can be affected with great injury (infection) to the organs in question.
However it should not last more than 3-5 days after the illness has passed. Medications can also do that, and on a more semi-permanent basis as long as you take those medications. Please see a healthcare provider to help you sort out what the cause was.
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