Why do I lose my senses of smell and taste when I'm sick?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The senses of taste and smell are often deadened when one has a cold. In this video, Dr. Oz explains what happens to these senses when a cold hits.

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