If this post is not in the right place, mods please feel free to move. I wasn't sure. I received a shocking email from an acquaintance of mine yesterday. She is a busy homeschooling mom, and is an absolutely amazing caterer and wedding cake maker, etc. in our town. She has even done cooking classes for our Christian school, donated to-die-for desserts for functions. She felt a cold coming on Jan. 1 and used Zicam (puts zinc in your nostrils, or something like that :shrug: ). Now she has completely lost her sense of smell and taste. In researching her side effects, she found that in 70% of the people that this has happened to, the effect is PERMANENT! She emailed asking for prayer that the Lord will work in her situation, but also to warn others. Apparently, this is a sensitivity issue -- I know several people that have used this stuff with no ill effects -- but if you're sensitive and use it, it may be too late to know that!! Not trying to scare anyone, just passing on an alert from someone I know.