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Should I talk to my doctor about my anosmia symptoms?

You should talk to your doctor if you are unable to smell odors, because you may have anosmia. Your doctor can prescribe medicine to clear up an allergy or sinus infection if this is the cause of your condition. In addition, your doctor can remove a blockage that may be preventing your ability to smell. In some cases, anosmia may be caused by a more serious condition, so it is important to have your doctor do a physical exam to check for the cause of your anosmia.

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