An Inability To Function In The Sense Of Smell?
noon, I want to ask this I have the flu, cough, fever, the duct from the nose down when I blow my nose it feels burning, my head is satisfied. well, yesterday I met the doctor and I was given the only remaining flu medication, why can’t you smell and taste the taste, the smell of fresh coffee is like old musty coffee. the tongue can taste sweet and spicy. the snot started to turn yellow, I thought my sinuses had recurred again but it didn’t
Hello Ismail, thanks for your question
The condition of the sense of smell that is unable to function properly is called anosmia. Most anosmia is caused by blockage of mucus in the nasal cavity. Here are some of the most common underlying causes:
inflammation of the wall that lines the inside of the nose (rhinitis) swelling of the konka (septum in the nasal cavity) nasal tumors, whether benign (polyps, papillomas, hemangiomas), or malignant (cancer) allergic reactions to irritation reactions, especially due to exposure to pollution air drug side effects Based on your description above, you are currently experiencing an acute respiratory infection. This condition most likely underlies the anosmia you experience. In addition, it is not uncommon for ARI also to cause disturbances in the sense of taste. Either the disturbance of the sense of smell or taste will improve on its own after the underlying ARI is treated.
ARI can be caused by bacteria or viruses. In bacterial infections, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics in addition to symptomatic drugs to relieve the symptoms that arise. On the other hand, in a viral infection, the immune system will self-medicate (self-limiting disease) so that what is needed is only symptomatic treatment supported by a healthy lifestyle, such as:
Get enough rest, consume more water, at least 2-3 liters a day. Consume nutritious food regularly. If the complaints do not go away, consult your doctor who usually handles you. The doctor will evaluate the course of the disease, and prescribe additional or replacement drugs if needed
Hopefully this is useful