Re: i cant smell or taste
Hi, wow that was exactly what I was going to post! I had the flu in March, my first flu ever, anyway besides the normal things like fever, aches and pains, stuffy nose, what really bothered me was that I started to smell, smells that were not there. I smelled frying food, something burned. My taste also was affected. Anything sweet I could taste but salty no. Last month finally Iwent to an ENT Dr. because things have gone from bad to worst. Now everything smells awful and tastes worst. I swear I eat because I get hungry, not because I enjoy what I am eating.
He told me that this sometimes happens after a viral infection and that in 75 to 80% of people everything goes back to nornal, but it can take up to a year. He also said I have an infection in the back of my mouth and allergies in my nose. He gave me a steiroid nose spray and an antifungal liquid med to take 3x a day. It tastes like my nail polish remorer and I stopped taking it. I don't feel I have a good quality of life anymore.
When I burp this awful taste comes up. I just on't know what to do!
Anyone else ever experienced anything like this?