Loss of smell

Partial or complete loss of the sense of smell.


Antihistamines, saline nasal drops or nasal steroid sprays available without a prescription might help if loss of smell is caused by allergies or illness.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a health care provider if:

  • Lasts for more than a few days.
  • Gets worse.
  • Isn't caused by allergies or infection.

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