The Sense Of Smell

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Illustration: The Sense Of Smell

Afternoon doc, I want to ask: How many days ago did I catch a cold, then my nose got blocked. When I clogged, I kissed frescare to make it delicious. When I caught cold I took procol, I drink 2 days better. But I feel there is something strange, how come I don’t smell odors huh. Smell siih but kiss really soft. That’s why ya doc? How to treat it?

1 Answer:

Hi Rini


Thank you for the question.

Nasal congestion and runny nose are likely to indicate that your nasal cavity is inflamed (rhinitis), can be due to allergies, irritation, foreign body entry, viral or bacterial infections, impaired immunity, and sensitivity to certain drugs. It could also, complaints in your nose indicates that you have swollen nasal Konka, polyps or cancer around the nasal cavity, even inflammation in the sinuses, throat, and ears that spread to the nose.


Inflammation in the nasal cavity will indirectly make the tip of the nerve nerve fibers in the nasal cavity also be disrupted. Therefore, it's only natural if your sense of smell becomes disturbed. This olfactory disorder can also be caused by chemical exposure, drug side effects, central nervous disorders, stress, hormonal disorders, and many other possibilities.


It's best not to panic about this. First try to irrigate your nasal cavity by spraying NaCl liquid into each nasal cavity alternately using a syringe (injection) that has been removed. Not only that, you also need to avoid cold temperatures, dry air, smoke, dust, pollution, and strong odors to avoid inflammation in your nose from getting worse. You also do not smoke, eat and drink warm, consume lots of fruit rich in vitamin C, do not stress, sleep and exercise enough, and do not carelessly take medicine without advice from a doctor.


If after a long time your complaint does not also improve, if there is a high fever, severe shortness, or recurring nosebleeds, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT doctor. Conversely, if your complaints are sufficiently reduced by the above efforts, you should You postpone seeing a doctor until the COVID-19 outbreak subsides. In this way, your risk of contracting COVID-19 can also be minimized.


Hope this helps ...

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