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Smell Disorders (cont.)

What can I do to help myself?

The best thing you can do is see a doctor. Proper diagnosis by a trained professional, such as an otolaryngologist, is important. These physicians specialize in disorders of the head and neck, especially those related to the ear, nose, and throat. Diagnosis may lead to an effective treatment of the underlying cause of your smell disorder. Many types of smell disorders are curable, and for those that are not, counseling is available to help patients cope.

Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

Portions of the above information has been provided with the kind permission of the National Institutes of Health (http://www.nidcd.nih,gov)

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (

Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014


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