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    Old 12-03-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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    Loss of smell from nasal sprays & lozenges...zinc

    Word of warning: nasal sprays, lozenges, etc. containing "zinc" can cause the loss of smell which can last a few months, few years or permanent.

    My daughter used Cold-Eezes Lozenges last summer during a bad sinus infection and lost the ability to smell. Have no idea if it will ever return or not.

    Zicam and Cold-Eezes have lawsuits against them at present.

    Be sure and read ingredients on other nasal sparys, lozenges, etc. to make sure they do not contain zinc.

    Also, steroid nasal sprays can cause fungus infection in the lungs as well as the sinus area/nasal passages. Best to use these very sparingly.

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    Old 12-04-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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    Re: Loss of smell from nasal sprays & lozenges...zinc

    I have always had a problem with my allergies....when my ears and head get stuffy even though i can breathe with no problem, through my nose, I loose my smell and also my taste. I have had ear and sinus problems for years and the best nasal decongestion is saline solution. No damage ever from it and sooner or later it works......Karen

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