By: Joe Graedon November 25, 2021 6 Comments
    Has COVID Stolen Your Sense of Smell?

    It looks as if we are experiencing the fifth wave of COVID-19. This darn virus is not done with us yet. We are averaging almost 100,000 new COVID cases daily. There is a 24% increase in cases over the…

    By: Terry Graedon October 8, 2020 3 Comments
    COVID-19 Has Neurological Effects in Most Patien…

    COVID-19 is known as a respiratory infection. Although the coronavirus certainly affects the lungs, however, it can also cause neurological effects. What Do We Know About the Neurological Effects of C…

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2020 3 Comments
    Can COVID-19 Symptoms Last for Weeks?

    After a recovery, how long do COVID-19 symptoms last? Although we are now about ten months into this pandemic, we simply don't have enough information to answer that question definitively. Researchers…

    By: Terry Graedon August 3, 2020 11 Comments
    Did MSM Help Reader Regain the Sense of Smell?

    The sense of smell has been getting unaccustomed attention lately, thanks to COVID-19. Numerous reports show that losing the ability to smell can be an early symptom of infection with the novel corona…

    By: Terry Graedon May 25, 2020 13 Comments
    Reader Regains Sense of Smell Lost to Flonase

    We have five senses, and the loss of any one of them can be profoundly disturbing. If you have ever had one ear blocked so that you can't hear out of it, you will have experienced this. While visual i…

    By: Terry Graedon March 7, 2011 21 Comments
    Osteoporosis Drug Zapped Sense of Smell

    Q. I took Miacalcin a few years ago, and ever since then my sense of smell has disappeared. That's dangerous, since I can't smell smoke or natural gas. It is also sad that I can't smell bread baking o…

    By: Joe Graedon July 6, 2009 5 Comments
    Zicam Action Ushers in New Day at FDA

    We first heard about ZIcam on October 9, 2000. That's when the a PR firm touted a study in the ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Journal showing that a zinc nasal gel shortened the duration of the common c…

    By: Joe Graedon July 6, 2009 0 Comments
    Zicam Zapped her Sense of Smell

    Q. A friend of mine took Zicam for a cold last fall and the next day woke to find she had completely lost her sense of smell. It has not returned.Her sense of taste was also compromised and she has to…

    By: Joe Graedon June 18, 2009 5 Comments
    Beware Zicam Nasal Products!

    After years of controversy, the FDA has finally warned the American public to immediately stop using the following products:• Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel• Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs• Zicam Co…

    By: Joe Graedon June 17, 2009 0 Comments
    Zicam Nasal Cold Remedies Called Out

    A popular over-the-counter cold remedy is now on the FDA's shady list. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size, are for use in the nose to all…

    By: Terry Graedon December 26, 2006 1 Comments
    Cold Remedy Wiped Out Sense of Smell

    Q. I just read a question about Zicam Cold Remedy. Here is another instance of loss of sense of smell from this zinc nasal gel. My sister took it recently and immediately lost her sense of smell. Her …

    By: Joe Graedon April 15, 2002 0 Comments
    Secret Language Divides Doctors And Patients

    Once upon a time anyone who wanted to be a doctor had to study Latin. It was the language of learning. It also created a mystique that patients could not penetrate. It's been decades since Latin was r…