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Can anosmia be caused by other illnesses?

Anosmia can be caused by certain illnesses, such as the common cold, the flu, or a sinus infection. These illnesses affect the lining of the nose and nasal passages, which can impair a person's sense of smell. These conditions are temporary and when the illness has passed, a person's sense of smell returns to normal.

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