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I.m 63 Male, I have lost roughly 95 percent of my taste and smell for 30 years. Last week, 7 days back, I came down withj a bad chest cold with the hacking of trying to get the fluid out of the top of my lungs. two days in, all I could smell and taste is a deep bad/awful must. As I write this, the level has dropped about 50% and liquids and food still have this bad must smell/taste. Today I realized this must issue is comming from my lungs as I exhale. Lemonade and water was the only liquids that did not have the musty issue but just now the lemonade is being tainted. Any ideas

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. I have never smoked and gave up drinking at age of 25

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

I am sorry you have lost your sense of taste

most of taste comes from your smell

did you smoke cigarettes before? are you currently smoking? smoking can cause loss of taste and smell

sinus congestion, runny nose, allergies can affect your sense of smell as well.

chest infection can bring up infection in sputum out of your chest which can have an aweful smell.

drinking lots of water, taking mucinex, taking deep breaths as often as you can can help expand your lungs and help the lungs heal

for some patients, taking a zinc supplement can help bring back their sense of taste and smell as well

let me know if you have questions.

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