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SINUS. CAN'T TASTED OR SMELL I have high blood pressure and asthma
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replied January 24th, 2013
Hello! Welcome on eHealth forum and hope you find a satisfactory answer to your query!

Yes, sinusitis can cause a change in taste and smell. Because nasal passages are blocked there sense of smell is hampers and this hampers the taste sensation. Taste is also affected due to medications you take. Try deep breathing exercise and steam inhalation. You can put saline drops into the nose to avoid stuffiness. Gargling with warm saline water (warm water with a pinch of table salt) 3-4 times a day can be tried. Drinking hot fluids like tea, soups and broths can also bring relief. Taking steam too may help. If these home remedies do not help, please consult a doctor before starting any medication. Also, if you have had the symptoms for quite some time, it will be worthwhile to get a complete blood count, X-ray of chest and sinuses and complete checkup by your physician. Hope this helps. Take care!

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