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Who is most at risk for anosmia?

Temporary anosmia is caused by damage to or blockage of the lining of the nose and nasal cavities. People who are most at risk for temporary anosmia are those who smoke or have allergies. Permanent anosmia is caused by damage to the nerves that run from your nose to your brain. People who are most at risk for permanent anosmia include those who have suffered from brain trauma or disorders of the brain, as well as those over the age of 60.

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