lost sense of smell

@SIMPLYD (74865)
Philippines
April 9, 2013 7:39am CST
Since last Saturday , when my cough and colds turn at its worst, i noticed that i can't smell. At first i didn't noticed it. But when i took a bath and was trying to savor the smell of my hair conditioner, it has no smell at all! I can't even smell the sweet smell of the ripe mango we were eating. I know that it is because of my colds that is stuffing my nose. I miss smelling nice things. I decided to finally consult the doctor about my coughs and colds tomorrow. I cannot bear having to cough as if my chest is so itchy. I hope this cough and colds will finally be remedied so i can have my sense of smell as well as my sense of taste back already.
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9 responses
• India
9 Apr 13
yes of course i too have experienced such a such a situation many times in my life. what i have learnt from my experiences is that whenever i feel that i am going to get cold and cough i would immmediately visit the doctor so that i can prevent the cold from occuring at the first instance so that i dont need to experience such things. afterall prevention is better than cure na.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
I was actually in the best of health before that so i don't expect this. But i remembered the days before that , was the start of summer. Walking to the back portion of the building of the mall where our office is would make me sweat like crazy in the morning as i report to work. Once i arrive at the office i would switch on the little electric fan even if the aircon is already running. I think, that's what started my cough and colds.
• India
10 Apr 13
may be it might be due to change in season. we normally get cold when season changes. i usually get cold when winter season arrives.so its quiet normal. and as humans we need no cope up with it. but i hope you get well soon and get your sense of smell back. its very difficult to spend days without having the sense of smell.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
I am now a bit having my sense of smell and taste already. Hopefully, by Monday i will be fully recovered, because i took a leave of absence from today to Saturday, because of my pneumonia that was found out thru an X-ray yesterday. With all the medicines, i am hopeful that i will be well by Monday.
@hereandthere (23075)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
when i'm sick, the only food and drink i can taste are anything sour (like sinigang) and bitter (ampalaya). keep drinking warm water throughout the day. i'm sure you have a dispenser or thermos as the office. at night, raise your pillow and/or wear a bonnet. the objective is to make it runny, not clogged, so you can expel them easily. be careful about sitting or standing with your face in front of a fan running full blast when you've come just from a hot place or your body temperature is up. you could accidentally get bell's palsy.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Oh the your 3rd paragraph is what i do always when i arrived in the office. I didn't know that. I will now be very careful about that. I have taken a leave of absence since yesterday. I will report back to work on Monday. The doctor said i have pneumonia, so i have to take the prescribed medicines and take a full rest.
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
it happened to a classmate in college. she had physical therapy sessions. here's what happened to bernadette sembrano http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/706709/how-do-you-get-bells-palsy here it is mentioned that howie severino had it also http://www.goodfilipino.com/2011/07/bernadette-sembrano-recovering-well.html
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
Oh yes, i have seen these on TV. It's scary.
@suzzy3 (8400)
9 Apr 13
sounds like you had a real bad cold ,losing your sensce of smell is normal with a bad cold.I don't suppose your doctor can do much for you.Paracetamol or hot lemon ,fresh fruit and veg and early nights will sort you out.Sorry you are ill get better soon.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Yes, this is the first time that i totally lost my sense of smell. I hope this will go away soon.
@suzzy3 (8400)
10 Apr 13
I have caught a cold as well it is horrible makes me feel so tired.I keep sneezing it is so annoying trying to cook ect.Can feel it coming on and run into the bathroom so I can have a good sneeze then wash my hands and face.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Well, that's an ordinary cough and colds, but do all what you can to keep it from getting worse. For the cough take a medicine.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Not having the sens of taste is common when you are sick with cough and colds. So just try to drink lots of water to help you and avoid taking citrus fruits coz it can only build up phlegm. Your throat will get more irritated. Citrus fruits are only good to when you are not having a cough.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh i didn't know that citrus fruit will irritate the throat when one have colds. I make a hot juice out of orange every night before i sleep. So that explains why i cough a lot at night that i can't sleep well.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
It's a common mistake that people do. Thinking that citrus fruits are needed when sick that they have to take lots of it. But if you are suffering from cough or sore throat, it is not best to take those citrus fruits coz it can irritate your throat even more.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Thanks for sharing that. Now, i know.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
9 Apr 13
Sorry to hear that. Are you taking anything for the cold? Have you seen a dr.? I think you need to. Take care there.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Yes, I already have set an appointment with the doctor after lunch today. I already filed an undertime also.
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
Thats good, hope its nothing. And you get better real soon there. Take care...
@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Apr 13
The present weather condition can really cause us to get sick so please do take care of yourself and drink more water. Consulting a physician is really a good thing to do. Have a nice day!
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Yes, i will finally see a doctor after lunch today. I already filed for an undertime. I hope this cough and colds will be over at the soonest.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Oh dear I know how it feels and I really hate it too. Hope you are fine now and yes, do consult a doctor soon as possible. I know it's so irritating feeling that way. Take care- it's summer and cough and colds is very common this season.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Thank you Jaiho. I have made an appointment to the doctor this afternoon. I really hope these two bad visitors of mine will go away.
@maclanis (1474)
• Belgium
9 Apr 13
I hate it when this happens to me as well. But I think it's not as bad when I have it, because I have never had a very good sense of smell. People are always saying how they also taste their food less when they have a cold because of the reduced sense of smell, but I never have this problem.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
It's actually the first time that i lost my sense of smell also. I used to have colds but i can still smell a bit. But this one, none at all.
@mjhalz8 (255)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Do you have runny nose?It's one of the reason why you can't smell anything. Take a rest, drink plenty of water and take your medicine. Maybe your just over stress or maybe its because of the weather there.
@SIMPLYD (74865)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Yes, i have. I know that it's primarily the cause. I drink lots of water also that i feel so bloated already at all times. It's actually the very hot weather here.