What is the best way to prevent hyposmia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Hyposmia cannot always be prevented. You can reduce your risk of developing hyposmia by avoiding toxic chemicals and cigarette smoking. If your doctor prescribes drugs, ask if hyposmia could be one of the side effects. Taking an alternative drug could help you avoid drug-related hyposmia.

Hyposmia is often the result of head injury, so wear head protection when playing sports or taking part in other potentially dangerous activities.

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