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My olfactory nerve seems to be damaged due to a virus. Can

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My olfactory nerve seems to be damaged due to a virus. Can anything be done to restore my taste and smell?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
you really need to see an ENT doctor to see what might be wrong with your smell
you could have a sinus infection which would require a course of antibiotics to clear up a chronic sinusitis bacterial sinus infection which could help your smell
you might need allergy medications and steroid nasal sprays to help with allergic sinusitis which can affect smell.
you might benefit from saline nasal irritation to help with your sense of smell.
you might need an MRI scan of your brain to check your cribiform plate and sinuses as well
have you consulted your doctor or an ENT doctor so far?