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Anosmia / Loss Of Smell

Anosmia, or the loss of the sense of smell, might happen as a result of injury, infection, or genetics. It is more dangerous than people generally imagine – an anosmic person might not be able to smell gas leaks, for example, or bad food.

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Anosmia / Loss Of Smell

Anosmia is the absence or impairment of the sense of smell. 7% of the people in India suffer from impaired sense of smell. It can be partial or complete....Read More

Posted on : Saturday, November 29, 2008 12:00 AM
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Lost my sense of smell a year ago. Went from NO smell to horrible phantom smells. 3 different physicians said there was nothing that could be done. Went to an herbalist and a chiropractor. Having great success! No longer having phantom smells [sticky sweet peach, acetone, cat urine, and soggy burnt popcorn]. Can identify some smells now and most foods are starting to taste normal. For me, I am having success with the following supplements (Zinc, Adreno-lymph, Total Thyroid, B-12, Vitamin E, Blood Build, Coral Calcium, Ultimate Green Zone, and Proactazyme). Dr. J.D. Stanfield, Chiropractor in McPherson, Kansas did a lot of research to find supplements to support nerve growth and mucous lining. He also researched some special facial techniques that have been making a difference for me. I am thrilled to be tasting food again and actually smelling things like flowers, cilantro, cinnamon, and more.
Replied on Monday, January 9, 2012 8:23 PM
How did you lose your smell? I lost mine due to a concussion. Wondering if suppliements will help me?
Replied on Monday, February 11, 2013 9:56 AM
Hi. I hope you are already regaining some of your smell by now. I can't say supplements would help you for sure but look carefully at your diet and your hormone balance. As a vegetarian with a hysterectomy, I think these two things had an influence on my loss of smell. When I started addressing the deficiencies from both, my smell started coming back. Hopefully your brain injury just needed some time to heel. After my brain surgeries in '83, it took quite some time to regain the things I lost. Don't lose hope.
Replied on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:03 PM

Hi Traci, I have the same problem you had, you describe the smell I smell when doing the laundry or taking a shower or brushing my teeth.Two docters told me: to bad, nothing we can do about it. I'm really frustrated, please inform me on how you handled it. Unfortunatly I live in Belgium, so your chiropractor won't be able to help me here.
Replied on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:24 PM

During a 4-week hospitalisation [loss of a kidney due to cancer] 5 years ago, I had an abdominal drain in place (via the nose) for 2 weeks plus. After this I was aware of a constant antiseptic smell and when this faded after 6 months, virtually no sense of smell at all. I also have constant stuffy nose. I do pick up occasional scents if they are very strong and sometimes detect things which don't smell right (eg. coffee doesn't smell like coffee). My GP points to nasal tract infection and says they are virtually impossible to eradicate (I only have 30% of one kidney and some medications are a no-no). Now starting to suffer loss of hearing - which might be linked via sinuses? Any advice or help would be really welcome.
Replied on Friday, February 24, 2012 9:51 AM

Hi. I'm a 21 year-old male. I suffered from flu-like disease a week ago. I never sought a doctor since the fever and lethargy subsided after 2 days of rest, increased fluid intake, vitamins, and self-medication of over-the-counter fever and colds drugs. So, after like 4 days, my fever was totally gone, my activity tolerance went back to normal, but my colds is still present. So I continued to take medicine for it. After a week, my colds is still present but not that severe. But, I have this loss of sense of taste and smell. At first, I thought it was just brought about by the colds, but this time, I have this phantom smell, and I can't explain it, like it's in between the smell of a freshly-cut lumber and a canned biscuits. I really am worried, since I lost my appetite, and I can't detect whether a food is already spoiled or our help already sprayed insecticide. Please help me. I'm a registered but unemployed nurse. I can comprehend complex medical terms. Please, help me. It really affects my daily activities.
Replied on Friday, April 13, 2012 12:12 PM
Is your smell back yet? I had the same progression you described. Lost my smell for over a year while experiencing horrible phantom smells and distasteful foods. If you are still affected, Please check out my previous posts for my successful journey back to most smells and delicious foods again. Best of luck
Replied on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:10 PM
hi im 20 yr old now,im suffering from anosmia is there any reason behind it for causing in early age? is there any problem for brain ??? if there then please answer me i'll definitely consult a doctor
Replied on Friday, June 8, 2012 8:52 AM
Hi suggest you to do yoga there are many poses in yoga to help you.
Replied on Friday, June 22, 2012 1:12 AM

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