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Sudden loss of smell/taste(3 Posts)
I've been ill since beginning if November with various coughs/colds etc and just getting one after the other. Had this current cough and cold for maybe 9 days, it seems to be getting worse and it's been a very tickly cough with now a lot of pressure in my ears and sinuses. For 2 days now ive had zero sense of smell, even when my nose isnt blocked I can smell and taste nothing. I'm very worried as I have been using a decongestant spray to help me sleep at night (if I dont I snore and I sleep with my 2 children so would wake them). I know I need to wean off the decongestant spray but was hoping to wait until I was feeling a bit better as currently feel horrendous but I'm panicking that using the nasal spray for so long has damaged my nose. Has anyone else had a cold that took away their sense of smell and did it come back? Or has anyone else had a decongestant do the same?
Panicking I'll not taste Christmas dinner and that I'll never taste anything again!
I have this every time I get a cold; it normally lasts for a week or so and then it comes back. I hope it comes back for you by Weds!!
Thanks for the reply! Glad yours came back ok, I'm going to go to the GP tomorrow anyway as it's been dragging on a bit. If it's not back by weds I'll just have to have another xmas dinner if/when it does come back... eating with no flavours is joyless!