What is Anosmia?

Loss or absence of the sense of smell. It may be: general to all odorants (total), partial to some odorants, or specific to one or more odorants; due to transport disorders (in nasal obstruction) or sensorineural disorders (affecting the olfactory neuroepithelium or the central olfactory neural pathways); or hereditary or acquired. Recent studies indicate it is often the first sensory loss directly related to Alzheimer disease.

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Is there any evidence that a daily use of sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate as a nasal wash has anosmia side...

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There is no direct evidence or no robust studies to say daily nasal irrigation couldn itself cause anosmia.
however you should be careful...

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I have lost smell and taste since several years back ( Anosmia ) and I am wondering if there is a cure Medical history - User selected: Brain and...

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Brief Answer:
Anosmia &Ageusia treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Gusvasa.
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
As you mentioned that your are...

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hello I have anosmia which started shortly during my treatment for latent extra-pulminary TB. The Tb was not diagnosed by biopsey, but through CT...

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Dear anosmia may be due to many causes like

1.Head Trauma .
2.Nasal / Sinus Diseases .
3.Upper Respiratory Viral...

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