Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Forum

Lost of taste and smell after a bout of severe bronchitis

Must Read
Do you know the three main reasons we cough? Learn common causes of cough and when coughing might indicate a more serious health problem....
Coughing is normal. But what can cause more troublesome coughs? Learn more about possible causes of cough here....
When should you see a doctor about cough symptoms? When are symptoms a sign of further complications? Learn about cough symptoms basics here....
I too am genuinely concerned about my complete lost of taste and smell after a bout of severe bronchitis .I was put on a Z pack . A week later I went back to the doctor as I was still congested took x-rays to make sure I didn't have pneumonia and said there was nothing more he could do for me I needed to see an ENT specialist . so needless to say I made an appointment ,long story short the doctor used an Nasal Endoscope to check my sinus cavities ,told me that I was completely blocked up put me on steroids ,antibiotics , Afrin spray for three days which I wasn't thrilled about using and of course the Neti pot rather than the pot I purchased Neil Med bottle with the packets of saline works well feels great , however I still have no sense of taste or smell .so next step was a CT scan to rule out polyps no polyps no infection in my sinus cavities yet the doctor told me there's nothing much more he can do other than having an MRI to rule out a non-cancerous brain tumor. So not being thrilled about that , and of course scared of the thought .I had one done. I will find out the results this coming Monday, also he indicated to me that I should have an allergy test which I have set the appointment up for that as well. if you read about this there are many different conditions that can cause this , however four weeks later I still have no taste or smell. This is very scary to say the least I know that there are support groups out there for this condition but I'm praying that maybe it's just allergies which can also affect your taste and smell .I sound completely nasal which I never have in my entire life nor have I ever had bronchitis and not really sure where to go from here . It s reassuring for me that there are so many others out there going through the same problem will stay in touch any feedback is greatly appreciated .
Did you find this post helpful?
|