Anosmia

Anosmia is the medical term for loss of sense of smell. There are many conditions that may result in anosmia and treatment will depend on your own situation. Causes include:

  • Sinus or nasal disease
  • Trauma to the head or nose
  • Viral infections
  • Genetic conditions (passed to you from another family member)
  • Diseases of the nervous system (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s)
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Use of recreational drugs such as cocaine
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Allergies

Your GP may refer you to an ENT specialist who will assess your symptoms and recommend treatment. In the first instance conservative methods such as oral/nasal steroids, nasal sprays or antibiotics to address any infection may be prescribed. If conservative methods are not successful your consultant may recommend surgical intervention such as:

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