Went to my ENT today for the condition, but he could not give me a reason for it. Saw no polyps in my nasal passage, and recommended that I start taking zinc, and using a saline nasal spray, both of which I began this aft. He did seem to be at a loss, even though I do not think this condition is all that rare. Frankly, if I had to choose which sense I must surrender, it would be this one. But it is a nuisance. My food has no taste and I have to be extra careful where the stove is concerned, to make sure that I turn it OFF. Any thoughts out there?