Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Loss of smell and taste
After suffering a concussion April 17, 2008 I lost my sense of smell and taste.  I was pushed off a 3 foot wall and knocked out for over a minute.  I have had a CT scan and an MRI which show nothing wrong.  But I still cannot smell or taste anything.

Any suggestions?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I lost my sense of smell 19 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child and never got it back.  Is there a surgery available to fix this?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
1460379 tn?1285773051
I fell from a horse a few weeks ago. Besides a broken ankle and severely injured knee, I suffered form a concussion as well. I only discovered the day after the accident ( after the nausea has taken a hike) that my smell and taste senses are limited. A weird, smokey, burned smell is stuck in my nose. I can taste salt and sugar, but no flavors. Doctors tell me it will heal in time. There is no treatment. But I pray to God that it will heal soon!!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
1453990 tn?1329235026
Smell comes from Cranial Never 1 (CN1).  The front 2/3 of the tongue come from CN7 and the back 1/3 of the tongue comes from CN9.  They all enter the skull through different routes, so the only common point for damage would be the brain itself.  About 90% of taste is smell.  The tongue can only perceive sweet, sour, salt, & bitter, the rest is all smell.

Bob
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I had a mild traumatic brain injury and lost my real sense of smell and taste.  Meaning everything smells and tastes what it is not.  

Sometimes I wish it is completely gone.  You can see another thread where there are about 60+ members suffering and couple of them got the sense back.  All of them had some form of head/brain injury and that is the tough one.

I talked to one clinic in Washington D.C. (Taste and Smell Clinic) and they have some extensive procedures, therapies, medications etc.,   Again it is a try.  Medicine can do nothing much and all you can do is pray.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources