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How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose hyposmia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

In order to diagnose your hyposmia, your doctor or otolaryngologist will need to know about your past medical history, especially any head injuries you may have recently sustained or any upper respiratory infections you may have recently had. If you have been exposed to toxic, airborne chemicals recently, tell your doctor. Your doctor will also need to know about head injuries, respiratory infections, sinus disorders, or exposure to toxic chemicals that occurred in the past, even if they happened a long time ago. Tell your doctor about any allergies you may suffer and any prescription drugs you may be taking.

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