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Posted by: Piet | 2009/11/12

Taste and smell

I am a 85 year old man and for the last year I can' t taste or smell anything. Can you please explain to me the cause of my problem and help me cure it.

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Hallo Piet
It can be caused by various problems: Chronic infections or inflanmmation of the nose, medications, neurological problems (like a stroke or head injury), it can also be age related. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003052.htm
You may need to see your doctor to try and diagnose the cause and see if it is treatable
dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/12

Hallo Piet
It can be caused by various problems: Chronic infections or inflanmmation of the nose, medications, neurological problems (like a stroke or head injury), it can also be age related. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003052.htm
You may need to see your doctor to try and diagnose the cause and see if it is treatable
dr Bets

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