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How long you have this problem?
a few days
do you take any new medication recently?
Did you have any common cold recently?
I have a very severe head cold which has been lasting for quite a few days and is affecting my sinus.
also coughing and not pleasant sputum
that is the main cause.
The taste and smell nerves are very closely related.
Any sinus infection or cold will affect that.
THis is due to the inflammation.
You can try the following:
1. Cetrizine 10 mg daily --anti histamine
oh, ok, I have never experience the loss of taste before, although I have suffered from sinusitis all my life
2. Steroid nasal spray like Fluticasone ( Flonase) requires prescription.
3. Pseudoehedrine ( sudafed) 120 mg daily
these medications will help with your symptoms.
Also try to take some zinc supplement about 30 mg daily along with riboflavin ( B2) 100 mg twice daily.
These supplements also help with your taste sensation.
oh thank you. I'll try. I take antidepressant tablets every day and blood pressure tablets, is it still ok to take what you mention?
YOu can avoid the Sudafed then which can raise your blood pressure.
But you can take the others.
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