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Are you better? I'm having the same problem.
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Your statement is nasty and not compassionate. I am a nurse, and I have always been against frivolous lawsuits. I was always in a medical family (parents both docs, and late husband). Obviously I do not support "quick fix" lawsuits. However, I too, took this product, and now I can't taste or smell. I am a foody, so my life revolves around food.i find your remark to be offensive, and karma to you.
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I took rapid melts for about 3 days as directed and my tongue swelled so big I could hardly even talk. I stopped taking but am experiencing extreme sensitivity with my tongue. When I brush my teeth and use mouthwash it burns. It feels like I burnt my tongue similar to when you eat a hot slice of pizza and burn the roof of your mouth and tongue. When I drink hot liquids such as coffee extreme sensitivity/pain. It has been about a week and I still have these issues.
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Yes, I have the same symptoms from taking Zicam. After a week, my sense of taste has not come back, and I now have oral thrush, which I think came from the Zicam, because I have not been taking antibiotics.
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How did you resolve this problem? I’m experiencing similar symptoms.
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How many days did it take for your sense of smell and taste to return?
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I have this too. Its been over a week now that I have no taste whatsover. My cold is practically gone. I took the Zicam quite often over the course of 24 hours (directed is a rapidmelt every 3 hours) I probably took about 4 or 5 over the course of one day. Lost of smell and taste began the next day and has been ever since.
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Just wanted to know if you ever got your smell/taste back again? I am having the same problem. Thank you.
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I didn't use Zicam, thanks be, but I did recently develop temporary post-viral hyposmia (reduced smell/taste) from a mild case of influenza B. First, go to your doctor about this. Your PCP may not have a clue, but they can at least refer you to a specialist (ENT or neurologist) who might.

Google "smell training" and you'll turn up a site in the UK that may be of some help. There are also OTC supplements that can help regenerate damaged olfactory nerves/neurons (or whatever they're called), and/or reduce inflammation in the nasal passages. I have a fair bit of my smell and taste back after almost three weeks, though coffee still has almost no flavor. :-(

It is possible for anosmia or hyposmia to spontaneously resolve, depending on the cause. So I can't absolutely say whether the supplements and smell training helped or not, but at least they aren't causing harm.

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People have very different reactions to different meds. Individuals may become sensitive to different components of a med over time and that time may vary among individuals. I was very glad to discover this thread and realize my unpleasant symptoms were most likely related to Zicam, it saved me a trip to the ER. To suggest posters are gold diggers (??!) is a great disservice to this sort of forum. Glad Zicam works for you (so far) but guess what it's not all about you.
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I've had the same issue. Swollen tongue and sores.
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