Smell and taste disturbance occurs due to smell and taste disorders. It is caused due to upper respiratory tract infection, ear infection, radiotherapy used for cancer of the head and neck, exposure to chemicals, and head injury. The symptoms are loss of smell, loss of taste, reduced ability to smell and taste to food items. Treatment depends on reducing the cause.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a mild throbbing sensation in my temples, which disappears within a few minutes. There is no pain or pressure at the temples; however, an odd sensation comes and goes away during the day. Also, I feel that my smell sensation is still weak. I also struggle to blow out mu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It would help if you were happy that all the other symptoms have subsided, and the only sign in line for recovery is the smell. Smell sensations come from extremely sensitive olfactory nerve fibers, which take time to recover. Constant worryi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have had numbness and throbbing pain around my olfactory region with a weak sense of smell and taste for the past nine months. I consulted an ENT. He did an endoscopy and said that everything was normal. There is no inflammation or mucosa thickening. He added that it could be because... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for describing your medical history in detail. It is clear from your symptoms that you were suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis with eustachian tube dysfunction, and you responded well to nasal steroid rinses. In the case of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal p... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with chronic sinusitis last week. I have a very weak sense of smell and taste, tinnitus, post-nasal drip, and congestion. My sense of smell is also getting weaker for the last five days. Can chronic sinusitis permanently damage my sense of smell at this time? Or can it... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Chronic rhinosinusitis is a chronic inflammation of the nose and sinuses where there will be significant dysfunction in sinus physiology. This causes swelling of the nose tissues leading to symptoms such as nasal congestion, nasal discharge, post nasal drip and heaviness... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I was born without a sense of smell. Are there any procedures to fix it or gain my sense of smell? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sense of smell is carried by the nerve fibers originating in the roof of the nose. A loss of sense of smell is known as anosmia. This can occur secondary to childhood viral infections, childhood head trauma, etc. Most of the times, a long-standing anosmia is perman... Read Full »