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Loss of Smell/Anosmia

Last Updated on Sep 06, 2014
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Latest Publications and Research on Anosmia

Cell. Mol. Neurobiol.  2020 Jan 31  

Trace Amines and Trace Amine-Associated Receptors: A New Frontier in Cell Signaling.

Freyberg Z, Saavedra JM

Trace amines, including ß-phenylethylamine, p-octopamine, p-tyramine, and tryptamine, are produced in high levels in invertebrates where they play maj... Read More

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Childs Nerv Syst  2020 Jan 27  

Advanced olfactory neuroblastoma in a teenager: a clinical case and short review of literature.

Pacino GA, Salvatore C, Antonino M, Cristina DMM, Piero P, Giacomo S

Olfactory neuroblastoma, also called esthesioneuroblastoma (ONB), is a rare neuroectodermal neoplasm that originates from the olfactory epithelium of ... Read More

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J Autism Dev Disord  2020 Jan 20  

Olfactory Dysfunction in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Meta-analytic Review of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Crow AJD, Janssen JM, Vickers KL, Parish-Morris J, Moberg PJ, Roalf DR

Olfactory dysfunction is recognized in neurodevelopmental disorders and may serve as an early indicator of global dysfunction. The present meta-analys... Read More

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J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A    

Computational prediction methods to simulate structure and binding sites of coumarin with olfactory receptor 5P3.

Zhang R, Wang P, Yu S, Wang H

Olfactory receptor 5P3 is coded by OR5P3 gene in human OR5P3 and recognized as the receptor for coumarin present in 30% of fragrances and might advers... Read More

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Genes Brain Behav.  2020 Jan 14  

Proximate causes and consequences of intergenerational influences of salient sensory experience.

Aoued HS, Sannigrahi S, Hunter SC, Doshi N, Sathi ZS, Chan AWS, Walum H, Dias BG

Salient sensory environments experienced by a parental generation can exert intergenerational influences on offspring. While these data provide an exc... Read More

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med705

I'm not sure if it's just my constant allergies but I seem to have on and off issues with smell throughout my life... Thanks for the info I'm going to discuss this with my doctor.

Boog

I'm 46 year old white male and as far back as I can remember I have not had a sense of smell. Sometimes I'm grateful I don't but most of the time I really wish I did. I work in Law Enforcement and it is a sense that would really come in useful most of the time. I don't have a loss of apatite. I am more drawn to sweet foods than most other types of foods. I had an extreme case of chicken pox as a kid...far worse than most people. As a matter of fact the Doctors in the emergency room I went to took pictures of me because they had not seen a case as severe as mine. I have had severe sinusitis as a young adult 25-33. I had surgery that opened up all my sinuses and removed some huge polyps be hind my right eye. I was getting horrible head aches as a result of my chronic sinus problems. Since that time I haven't had anymore problems. I used to smoke for about 14 or so years but have not smoked for about 15-16 years. I would love to be able to smell my wife's perfume, her cooking, or on the job I'd love to be able to detect the smell of alcohol and drugs. Is there any hope of gaining a sense of smell? Where would I go to get answers>

pppdha

I am a 32-year-old male who has been suffering from anosmia for the past 10 years. Initially, I had sinusitis problems and has been undergoing different kinds of treatments without any significant relief. one of those was the ayurvedic treatment of nasya for approximately 10 days, which made my life a hell, where I lost my smell and consulted an ENT and was told was due to mucus infection and had undergone again various treatments resulting in polypoidectomy too, but everything was in vain. Ultimately, these treatments have provided nothing, but depression, a life without taste, smell, nothing more than a hell, it just continues. Right now, I am undergoing homeopathic treatment, but that too without any success. It should be noted that once in a while, for a fraction of second, I do get smell, and it vanishes for ever. Please may I know kindly if there is any remedy for me to regain my smell and taste back, so that my life will be of some meaning to me. Please do guide me as to which physician I need to consult. Of note, I had CT scan about 5 years ago, which did not reveal anything of significance.

goharpearl

A patient with complete anosmia wil still respond to inhalation of; 1. coffee 2. ammonia 3. vanilla 4. garlic

Advancells

I also have the problem of getting the right smell especially during winters! I have consulted a few doctors, but my situation haven't improved much. Can anyone suggest remedies for this problem of mine?

@Guest

are you sure? I have anosmia and I can't sense coffee. My friend tested me. And ammonia, as in when you let your pee sit in the toilet without flushing? Yea, I definitely can't smell that. Docs tested me with an alcohol pad too and I couldn't identify that, so wherever you're getting your information, please review it's authenticity

babeyorange

I could never smell as long as I remember..does anyone else have this same issue? I guess being born not able to smell. I've been reading that people had smell but lost it due to a sickness or medicines. etc. thanks

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