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What should be done for loss of smell and taste - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:hello doctor
User:I had a query regarding my mom, who is 59
User:She is complaining that she has lost her sense of smell & taste since last 1 month
Doctor:sorry about that
Doctor:is she diabetic?
User:She visited an ENT, however there has been no diagonsis
Doctor:Does she chew tobacco?
User:She had mild high BP
Doctor:it seems like you have posted a query on the same
Doctor:is that right?
User:She says that she feels nose congestion even though she does not have cold or chest congestion
Doctor:it needs reevaluation
Doctor:Perhaps you can get it checked with another ENT specialist for second opinion
User:ok. Any kind of tests which will help?
Doctor:You can wait for the answer from ENT specialist here for the query that you have posted
Doctor:detailed cranial nerves examination is required
User:what are the probable causes?
Doctor:tests for smell and taste needs to be done as well
Doctor:atrophy of the cells
Doctor:or loss or degeneration of cells in one cause
Doctor:all right?
Doctor:are you there?
User:ok. thank you dos. Will await answer from the specialist and then meet one.
User:yes doctor.
Doctor:wish your mother a quick recovery
Doctor:take care
Doctor:and bye for now
User:thank you
Doctor:my pleasure
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