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What is the best way to prevent anosmia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are several things you can do to prevent anosmia. It is important to quit smoking, wash your hands frequently to avoid catching upper respiratory infections, and limit your exposure to chemicals, especially insecticides. Anosmia can be caused by smoking, allergies, the common cold, and exposure to chemicals.

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