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Old 05-29-2016, 04:33 PM
 
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I lost my sense to smell and taster after a cold the day after thanksgiving 2015. I have tried every type of Sinus medication; nasal spray nothing is working. I have been to the doctor over six times, and they only give me antibiotics. Nothing is working, I have no pain in my nose, and no leaks from my nose. I breath normally out my mouth and nose I feel 100% just can't taste or smell for the last six months.

Any idea on what I should try, or my next options for treatment?
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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I've read that a chronic zinc deficiency can cause loss of smell and taste.

From googling:
"Zinc is required to produce an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase (CA) VI, critical to taste and smell, which is why loss of sense of smell is one of the classic signs of chronic zinc deficiency."
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:23 PM
 
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I've read that a chronic zinc deficiency can cause loss of smell and taste.

From googling:
"Zinc is required to produce an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase (CA) VI, critical to taste and smell, which is why loss of sense of smell is one of the classic signs of chronic zinc deficiency."
Zinc deficiency is the main reason elderly people often lose their sense of smell and taste--so I second the opinion. Zinc picolinate is a well absorbed form if you want to try it.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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Good Afternoon.



I lost my sense to smell and taster after a cold the day after thanksgiving 2015. I have tried every type of Sinus medication; nasal spray nothing is working. I have been to the doctor over six times, and they only give me antibiotics. Nothing is working, I have no pain in my nose, and no leaks from my nose. I breath normally out my mouth and nose I feel 100% just can't taste or smell for the last six months.

Any idea on what I should try, or my next options for treatment?

I'm a 26 y/o Male.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:46 PM
 
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I'm a 26 y/o Male.
You can be zinc deficient at any age. Even kids can be zinc deficient and there's no good test for it. Maybe you could try taking zinc and if that doesn't work, go to an ENT. Eye, nose, and throat dr.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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My wife lost her olfactory sense in her 40s after a really vicious sinus infection. She never regained her sense of smell throughout the remaining 30+ years of her life.
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