Cant smell or taste!

@maezee (32250)
United States
October 18, 2016 5:52am CST
The woes of being sick. I came down with something last week and its persistent as ever. I still cannot taste at all - except that nasty taste of sick (cant describe it but no amount of gum or altoids takes it away). I feel like I have been doing everything right - taking multi. Vitamins, eating lots of fruits, resting, drinking tons of water - but this cold persists. I hate not being able to smell or taste. That drives me crazy. Any helpful home remedies to suggest?
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@sharon6345 (125373)
• United States
18 Oct 16
I was sick last month. I took nyquil twice and let it run out the rest on it's own. One week and I was good.
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Nice. I am approaching one week of this cold so hopefullly mine will go away on its own here.
@sharon6345 (125373)
• United States
19 Oct 16
@maezee Yes it was so nice to see it gone.
@TRBRocks420 (77383)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Oct 16
Get well soon and, garlic is good for colds also powerade and, 7-up and, don't forget chicken noodle soup.
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Thank you!!!
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
There is not a lot you can do but let it runs its course. Hope you feel better soon!
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Thank you!!
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@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
19 Oct 16
@maezee you are welcome
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
18 Oct 16
Sorry I have no home remedies to give you. I lost my sense of smell years ago and I hate it too. It also affects the taste of foods.
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Oh thats too bad. It really does.
@hereandthere (30985)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
that happened to me earlier this year. had no appetite because everything had a metallic taste.
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Ew that sounds awful. Glad you are feeling better.
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• Philippines
19 Oct 16
@maezee i just forced myself to eat something so i can take medicine, because otherwise, i'd get a stomachache if i did on an empty stomach.
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
@hereandthere For sure. Thats kind of my problem too - Im not hungry but obviosuly we need food to function lol
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@RitzzView (2764)
• India
19 Oct 16
Usually cold goes away with its own time..
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Yes! I am hoping thats the case, thanks. Its been a week almost so I am getting impatient. Lol
@RitzzView (2764)
• India
19 Oct 16
@maezee Oh...that's pretty lengthy amount of time.. Have you consulted with the doctor?
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 Oct 16
Same here,had a cold 3 weeks ago, upto now, im not yet 100% ok and im doing everything to be well
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Sad. Hope you feel better also.
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@rina110383 (24135)
18 Oct 16
I was sick of cold and cough for the past days. I wasn't able to sleep & eat well until tonight. The meds worked for me.
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Sorry to hear that. I am using Dayquil pills and I feel they are only sort of working :-( what did you take if you dont mind me asking?!
• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Oct 16
It sounds like you are doing everything right so I just hope you feel better really soon. =)
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Thank you!!
@NJChicaa (40094)
• United States
18 Oct 16
Ugh I hate that!
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Ha yeah! Its never fun.
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@Shavkat (62423)
• Philippines
18 Oct 16
I know what you feel. You can just continue to do self regimen for colds. Take a lot of rest. Get well soon!
@maezee (32250)
• United States
19 Oct 16
Thanks.