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Anosmia / Loss Of Smell

Anosmia, or the loss of the sense of smell, might happen as a result of injury, infection, or genetics. It is more dangerous than people generally imagine – an anosmic person might not be able to smell gas leaks, for example, or bad food.

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1. Which specialist should I see if I have Anosmia?

You should consult a ENT specialist.

2. How does the lack of smell affect one's ability to taste?

Smell enhances taste, it is hard for someone without a sense of smell to taste because he or she cannot smell the food.

3. What accommodations are needed for someone with Anosmia?

Reasonable accommodations can include smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors.

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