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Can a deviated septum contribute to loss of smell and taste?

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Can a deviated septum contribute to loss of smell and taste? I was recently diagnosed with a deviated septum and was told it was slight. I had a procedure to rectify the issue, but noticed that a few weeks after I had lost those two senses. Needless to say this has been disorienting and feel that a further procedure may be needed.

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

The loss of smell, often times, isn’t serious, but it can sometimes be a sign of a nervous system (neurological) condition. Anosmia can be caused by temporary or permanent irritation or destruction of the mucous membranes lining the inside of your nose. This can be caused by:

– Acute sinusitis (sinus infection)
– Common cold
– Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
– Influenza (flu)
– Nonallergic rhinitis (chronic congestion or sneezing not related to allergies)

The sense of smell also enhances your ability to taste. Many people who lose their sense of smell also complain that they lose their sense of taste. Most can still tell between salty, sweet, sour, and bitter, but cannot distinguish between other flavors.

You can learn more by visiting this page for information.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

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1 Answer

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

The loss of smell, often times, isn’t serious, but it can sometimes be a sign of a nervous system (neurological) condition. Anosmia can be caused by temporary or permanent irritation or destruction of the mucous membranes lining the inside of your nose. This can be caused by:

– Acute sinusitis (sinus infection)
– Common cold
– Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
– Influenza (flu)
– Nonallergic rhinitis (chronic congestion or sneezing not related to allergies)

The sense of smell also enhances your ability to taste. Many people who lose their sense of smell also complain that they lose their sense of taste. Most can still tell between salty, sweet, sour, and bitter, but cannot distinguish between other flavors.

You can learn more by visiting this page for information.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!