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Will nose disorders affect my sense of smell and taste?

Your sense of taste and smell are directly connected to how well your nose is functioning. Whereas taste is dependent on your taste buds, not your nose, your ability to distinguish flavors comes from your sense of smell. Nasal polyps or tumors, congestion, and allergies can all affect how well you smell, and therefore, how well you taste. Head injuries that affect the bones connected to the nasal cavity can also cause you to lose your sense of smell permanently.

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