Then there was the woman who lost all sense of taste and smell after suffering two heavy colds. Everybody suggested zinc supplements, so try 50 mg a day for a month, then 15 mg a day for two further months. Try acupuncture, several others think. Forget E-news, says one woman – run to the doctor, because it could indicate something serious. If you don’t want to do that, try inhaling the essential oils geranium, lemon and peppermint. From homoeopathy, try one dose of Nat Mur 30C.