Posted by: riana schuster | 2008/01/10


My husband don't have any taste or smell. Since his sinusoperation. Everythins smells like old oil to him, and the food as well. I am really worried about this because he gets very frustrated, did use mediciine but it doesn't help.
What can i give him or what must we do?This is really a big worry.

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Dear Riana
This is called anosmia and often is caused by damage of the smelling organ in the floor of the nose due to trauma or infection and is a common side effect of sinus surgery due to the congestion. In most cases the sense of smell do return gradually. You can try to give him zinc and Vit A supplements and if this persists I think you should inform his ENT surgeon.
Dr Bets

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