Has been more than a year now and have not regained either. Me too I am now on my 3rd day of lossing my smell and taste. Several years ago I went to a local 'nose doctor' to see what could be done about the congestion tht I was having in my nasal passages. All of a sudden one day I had no taste or smell…I had my ENT Dr do tests and all came black normal. I’m having this problem now, did you end up having COVID? •Sophie I’m glad it worked for you!!!! This is a symptom of the Coronavirus. Hi, Rosena. This will clear out your olfactory receptors temporarily, so you can try to taste the food you are about to put into your mouth. can someone help me on what to do please am really freaking out. I still can’t taste or smell. I can smell just fine but cant taste anything for 3 weeks now went away gradually at first then nothing. Many individuals who have COVID-19 have experienced a loss or change of taste and smell. Cheers ya’ll! I can taste fruits quite well still, but the bottom line is, any kind of moisture I can taste quite well, but I can't taste spices or anything dry very well. I do enjoy food I can taste it but it's not 100 yet. And I also drink some lemon juice. Any solution I'm going on 6 weeks no taste or smell, I am going on 15 days no taste or smell due to Covid-19 will it ever come back, I'm goin on 2 months no taste n smell ad have u seen a doctor, Hey there I've struggled with loss of taste smell fir years comes and goes. Blow your nose right before you eat. A hefty dose of 3000mg/day for 2 weeks and then a week off. Before getting right into it, let us clear out how food help in the condition. I would not recommend using nasal steroid sprays unless you know for sure you just have allergies related to this. I had thought that the sense of taste came from the tongue, but it looks like to me that the tongue senses the taste of things and sends it up to whatever it's called up in the nose that then sends it to the brain. kristisalvato@gmail.com ability to taste and smell. I am suffering with post nasal drip and taste loss as well. I'm 15, and for some reason, I didn't drink much this week; one day, I can't remember if it was the morning, lunch or dinner, my taste became very dulled. Had cervical spine surgery Mar 2017 to remove spurs on C3/4/5, about six months later, lost smell & taste, smell same thing 24/7, it smells like burnt vanilla. I’m almost ready to go test. And how long will it last. I can’t only taste sweetness. All I could taste was the cream inside. Then, take your thumb and press the area right between your eyebrows above your nose for one second. Sinus headaches. If you haven't got one of those try using a straw and sniffing up warm water. Our blog is for educational purposes only, and we don't know enough about your current conditions, medications or medical history to responsibly give you medical advice. … Can’t smell or taste anything either just started like 3 days ago my sinuses be flaring up but this the first time in my life that I couldn’t smell or taste anything I need help, I had covid in March main symptom were loss of taste and smell I couldn’t taste or smell for 9 day’s . I’m going to try this aspirin tea mixture for sure …. The causes for nasal congestion can range greatly, and you don’t have to be sick to be congested. Generally, spicy food like pepper, jalapeño, and horseradish will release mucus in your nostrils, thus clearing your sinuses. If I did have mild symptoms and I'm feeling better now should my senses come back, Ifs so frustrating, That's crazy your Dr told you this, you totally had all the symptoms. We recommend talking to your doctor about this – they can answer your questions the best, because they know your health history. Shine365 is your source for healthy living information from Marshfield Clinic Health System. Stop eating fruit! Then lost my sense of taste after taking “valtrex” for shingled. Talking of shots someone said gin worked for them on here but anyway in terms of taste most of taste is smell so if mine was congestion related to covid which I did have and then the spray helped makes sense to me, For a week now I have lost my taste and smell organ,what us going on because am so frustrated now.it not covid 19. Never had this happened before. Somethings taste and smell the same that I know are completely different. after my sinus gone. During my coughing fits , I had rapid heart beat so had to have two chemical cardioversions to get it back to normal rhythm and was diagnosed beta blockers . ago. If that doesn’t work for you, there are a few other methods you can try, as suggested by SimplyHealth UK: If pushing on your face doesn’t work, SimplyHealth UK also notes that squeezing the webbing between your thumbs and forefingers with the opposite hand for 30 seconds each can help alleviate sinus pressure and tension headaches. I am living on smoothies, yogurt, and home-made meat and bone broths. Plus the processed foods become like a histamine. Most of our ability to enjoy the taste and smell of food and drink relies on molecules traveling to the sinuses through a passageway near where the roof of the mouth connects to the nose. My Covid came back negative. Anybody who's got a solution can email me.. I had a headache for 5 days, headache is gone however I have no taste and no smell. What shoukd I do to bring it back?? I have been without a sense of taste for a couple of weeks. The CDC has a helpful COVID-19 self-checker on the following webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. People with nasal polyps often say that they cannot smell or taste their food. Mints, gum, and using plastic utensils instead of … I’m so glad this worked for you! Please help as I’m desperate to get my sence of smell/taste back. It may just be diminished.”. I had Covid19 and was sick for a couple of weeks with several symptoms. I can’t see what else could do this to so many people at the same time.. it’s allergy season anyways but still I never lost my taste and smell.. I'm so glad that there is a post site for people like us! shagufta.ss07@gmail.com, I lost my taste for my illness… now my illness has gone but my taste has not back…… I cant eat anything …. I still have no taste or smell. Use saline sprays and just have patience, these things always come back the olphactory nerve never dies, it always comes back it can take years to come back. I know it has only been a week since you posted. I feel very strong no Cold and I don't feel sick. Are you feeling any better? (Not yet) Tried fresh ginger root & garlic tea with honey (NOPE). It’s not clear why these sensations occur. Please let me know what you took to help. We recommend talking to your doctor about the change you are experiencing with your taste. I am now on my 12th day and still no change. God is the chief physician!! now and I can now stand the thought of eating a little and I think my tastebuds are returning to semi-normal. Can someone please entertain us? I'll reply to this later if it's fixed. If I couldn’t see it, some foods i just wouldn’t know what i was eating. I have had this issue for 4 days now. They know your medical history and current conditions better than we can. Im going through the same thing…, I lost my sense of smell and taste on the 11 of July…its so depressing coz i cant even cook nor do i enjoy to eat. I hope it is helpful. It has gotten better bit by bit but when you can't go out to keep busy, even snacking is joyless. Today is 11 October 2020, I still cant taste well, only vegetables I can taste sometimes. How do I get my taste and smell back. After my cough got cured I stopped my antibiotics , vitamin and mineral tablets and I started to get my taste and smell back. Please reply. I lost my taste and smell after treating fever. I had a pretty bad sinus infection a couple of months ago that took three lots of antibiotics & almost 6 weeks to clear & my sense of smell & taste is yet to return. Eat More Pineapple. Do you have any updates? But, if you suffer from acid reflux, avoid spicy foods as they can trigger heartburn. Please please please update, because I am becoming more impatient by the day wondering when I will be able to taste my food again! I’m exactly the same… I’ve had the flu for 3 weeks and usually I just get a cold blocked nose for like 2 days. hey I'm having the same issue do u mind telling me what nasal spray brand u used? When you said no sense of taste and smell do you mean none at all? Did your taste and smell came back already? It has gone altogether since a bad virus I had end of January this year. Have lost it over 3 years ago….???? Do you have GERD (acid reflux) Im having the same thing. I have lost my sence of taste due to a nail virus medication ,I stopped taking it 2weeks ago and still no change . Place a warm, damp cloth on your face to loosen any mucus. Thank you, thank u will this get my taste back I'm buying these ingredients today but I got most of what u named already, Nice!!! I was tested for covid but got a negative result, the two other people I live with at home tested positive for covid in April but now we’re in July. God bless us all. So my mother got super concerned that it was one of the symptoms to Covid -19 and she ran across a video that the guys and his whole family had tested positive and they had used a tea that had worked for them so of course my mom gave it a tried with me and long an behold after only 2 attempts of this tea my smell is coming back I’ve done it once a day and my smell and taste was gone for 4 days. Plenty of fresh, clean, filtered water is essential to the health of our sinuses. Hey Salina I'm just seeing this how often I use the spray I'm. Despite starting chemo with only 25% of taste and smell….my taste and smell came back with a vengeance. Capsaicin also produces mucus, so you may have a runny nose, but without the pressure of blockage and congestion. Also try inhale the vapor with your head covered with heavy blanket. Had covid in March….no sense of taste or smell for over 3 months. I miss the smells of food baking in oven, fresh mowed grass, my scented candles burning, and perfume, just to name a few. Same here,If you got a solution please help, I am suffering from sinuses for like 2 years i guess… n now out of nowhere i've lost my senses of taste and smell…it's been a week and a half….. i don't know what to do…. Never had allergies before but, who knows? It allows you to check the symptoms you are experiencing to see if it may be COVID and gives advice on next steps you can take. If anyone here gets an email from “Richy Living Large” Do not waste your time! Alicebrianne@icloud.com. If anyone has similar or has options that helped them please let me know! No one is sick near me. Sorry we can't be of more help and we hope you feel better soon, The third option would be Alzheimer's, or another neurological disease. If you find any tricks to make your smell or taste return please do let me know. This happened to me, i treated malaria fever and after a day or two, lost my sense of taste and smell, I started using an antibiotic called CIPROTAB 500, I used mine morning and night for 5 days. Soak a washcloth in warm water and wring it out. This has an anti-inflammatory action and works in a similar way to natural body chemicals to control inflammation. I can taste the sweetness in my peanut butter cup ice cream but not the actual peanut butter. I am waiting for Covid test results. Medications like some psychiatric medications, chemotherapy, bladder medications and antihistamines also affect taste. The Tongue Tap Trick To perform this trick — which is apparently an accupuncture manoever — press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. As you age, you gradually lose your senses of taste and smell. Apparently it’s a possible side effect that could be permanent they don’t mention. Thank you for reaching out. June 30th I started experiencing allergy symptoms. Im 21 years old. I've had cold for three days and i lost my taste and smell. She recalls tugging the last, sticky remnant from her nose after the operation: It measured 2.5 inches long. I thought I have sinusitis or anything similar the fact that I have congestion in my nose too cause I can feel it but unlike you, I haven't been tested for Covid yet. I have been using Biotene lately but don't know if this is the cause of no taste. tho i still suffer from stuffy ears and nose and those aches but i can smell and taste now….. n i haven't used any medications or treatments for this. Was it allergies? When did Lifehacker start advertising voodoo and woo. I feel your pain. To Kevin M 2. Kevin M. Oh my days same, i literally can't taste or smell anything at all and just got over a cold a day or two ago, I had body aches the first day which was 2 days ago it went away and the congestion came and went and left me with swollen glands that went away and now i just can’t taste or smell and my left ear feels weird I just wanna know if I’m getting better it’s only been 3 days maybe I’m rushing it but I just wanna taste and smell again ‼️. They agree; it's best to contact your oncologist or make an appointment with an ENT: https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/Doctors/Search?k=otolaryngology, I have funny taste in mouth For young people, taste can disappear because of a health condition like a common cold or medication side effect, and it can happen immediately. I aso feel the same from 3_4day..stuffy nose.. what treatment should take. But i do have a continual sinuses or drainage but it clears up and cones and goes but still no taste or smell, I mean NOTHING….im 62 and take low doses of thyroid, cholestrial, blood pressure meds but only because of preventitive, I evhad breast cancer chemo and radiation 10 yrs ago, so this has happened In the last 2 yrs…….what now…I'm healthy just no taste or smell. I am 5 weeks post virus now and it’s exactly as you describe. You could give me a bowl of sawdust, or the priciest steak meal in the world, and both would taste like nothing. Me too…I had headache slight cold symptoms n one day later I cudnt smell or taste anything, Hi my taste is awful nothing has changed I had a stroke almost 2yrs ago maybe the meds I am taken. I mean his name says it all here…He is a scammer trying to get money for offering a solution to our loss of taste and smell! Advised to get a covid test July 9th. My friend just suggested taking a shot of whiskey or gin. Within that lining are microscopic nerves that detect smell. I don’t have Covid however it has been extremely hot and dry in southern CA and my nose is very dry and stuffy but no cold or flu symptoms. I'm in the same boat. Have a lot of hot baths to your head especially. To fight the virus, add antibacterial foods like garlic, ginger, … Same problem i am facing right now, please if you got your solution please let me know too through email, thanks ahead!! Wow…I don't feel alone anymore after reading some of these responses. Besides using right foods, sinus rinse and steam inhalation can help keep the sinuses clear. Actually my mom is suffering from cancer.. We are going through ayurvedic medicines.. N sugar n many more things are been restricted..So what i must do that she will like the food, Today is my 3rd day without smelling and tasting anything. i have a stuffy nose and a sore throat and i cant taste anything. Covid came back positive, I lost my sense of smell and teast after treating fever.it been 4days now but still haven't gotten it back. Tested positive 4/16/20 and today is 9/8/20 still no taste or smell of anything. And do it for 3 days one a day and let me know how it does. I know someone who lost it for a year until it suddenly returned again. Wtf is happening. However, everyone is telling me it's an allergy. I'm attempting "smell training" right now with essential oils. Using more or fresher spices can be a quick fix to get some flavor back in food.”. I have been doing the sinus pressure points, steaming, saline nose spray and nothing helps. Thanks again. Anyone who wants to know more about acupressure should first have a look at some basic validity research. Or you can still smell and taste even a bit? My one is been like a month, I think I had corona because of the symptoms I had but is been a month now and I can’t taste my food ☹️. If you are a Marshfield Clinic Health System patient, you can message your doctor on My Marshfield Clinic: http://marshfieldclinic.org/mymarshfieldclinic. I feel like my sinuses are still inflammed because there is a lot of mucus dripping at the back of my nose, Basically a lot of post nasal drip. I've been experiencing the same thing. It's similar with salads. Boubou and others thanks so much for helping by sharing your thoughts. Raw Garlic. This must of happened over night but i don’t know how. They are your best resource for questions related to your medication and current conditions. Acupressure is based on the fanciful and invalid notions found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Stay hydrated. Press for 30 seconds and release, repeat until you feel the pain relieve. I’ve Lost my sense of smell therefore taste for 5 days now! and I don't want my family to have Covid if ever I have. Any solutions that are quick/REAL? Repeat until you feel a free flow of air in the nostrils. I drink hot tea everyday, I have really just been eating healthy foods because I can’t taste and I am only 31 so yes if anyone can email me with some suggestions, very appreciative! N taste only as it enters my mouth then as I start chewing it's gone idk but I'm seeing a ent next week I hope there's hope hate this virus it's ruining our lives. Don't doubt the healing powers of God….but at the same time, yes, she does need to go to the doctor. When you let go, you should start to feel a little movement in the back of your throat. Do you have it? Hi everyone, I laughed at first but when he said he was serious I figured it couldn’t hurt . I am way past a month of not being able to taste but I can finally taste after much research and no help from Doctors. “We find that a substantial proportion of patients can smell and taste. This has caused my severe depression, and panic attacks to flaire up. If you have, please what did you use thanks. Could be a sinus infection. mines has been gone for 8 days now & it’s horrible. I can smell though. I posted a month ago. My dad has the same thing and it has been months since he lost taste. If that checks out fine, then check with a Neurologist. hi , i'm having that did yours ever come back ? No product can bring them back so don’t fall for any scams. Have you tested recently? <3. Many people will experience congestion from allergies, temperatures, dust, smoking, spicy food, and air particles. Little fever. My smell seems to be ok. 3/9/19, Would appreciate anything to get taste & smell back!!! Thanks! I lost my sense of smell and taste a few days ago and just got tested for COVID today . Hi Peter. Good luck and hope yours comes back soon. How did you find out about this? Sometimes waiting for a cold to go away will help get taste to return. Did you had any other treatment ? We appreciate you reaching out. NOTHING. hi did ur taste and smell came back what did u do thanks, Did anyone get they taste buds an smell buds back if so what did u guys do I’m going crazy it’s been a week now an I’m all better. Maybe one of you know what’s wrong with my senses and maybe what i could do to get it back its really strange and im really worried… im only 15. I can only eat plain potato chips. Hi, Colleen. I couldn't taste the sugar or the cherries, or the sweet pastry. I too had a cold or sinus issue for a few days. I've had my meds looked at too. I’m fat so I love food and eating but right now I can’t even enjoy it because I can’t taste it. Still no taste. hi did u get ur taste and smell back thanks, Hi all, thank you for your messages. It's now January 5th and I still have absolutely no taste or smell! Just make sure you using the same thing to test and see if your getting your smell back. I find that using a neti pot or other type of sinus rinse 3 times a day rally helps with keeping my sense of taste working. You’ve only referred people back to their own healthcare specialist, which is redundant. Had put 2 lemon drops In both the nostrils by tilting the head. However the tase loss feels different now because since end of February it started to get better I'm like at 70% of my ability to taste. I understand they can take over a month to come back. It usually affects the back of the nose, the throat or the sinuses (air-filled cavities in the bones of the face). Friday July 10th I cannot smell and taste is somewhat gone. However, if you have any concerns about your smell or any more questions, we strongly recommend talking with your physician. I thought mine would never come back but it did after the spray. “When you breathe air in, it has an odor,” he said. Thanks for any help. 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