Tags: Cold/Flu | nasal | flu | shot | loss | smell | side

Can Nasal Flu Shot Cause Loss of Smell?

By    |   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 10:13 AM

Question: My son (he's 24) got the nasal flu shot last year and swears he still is having problems (says he can't smell anything). Is it possible? What are the possible side effects from the nasal vaccine? Is the needle safer?
 
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Nasal flu vaccine will not cause long-term anosmia (loss of smell). You should have him see a doctor for ab evaluation.
 
Loss of smell is often due to a sinus infection or disease, but it can also be due to cranial nerve loss due to a lesion, tumor, or complex infection.

© 2017 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Hibberd
Nasal flu vaccine isn't usually the culprit in loss of smell.
nasal, flu, shot, loss, smell, side, effects
95
2014-13-27
Monday, 27 Oct 2014 10:13 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved