Problems with Smell
Frequently Asked Questions
7. How do I know if I have a problem with my sense of smell?
There are several types of smell disorders depending on how the sense of smell is affected. If you have a smell disorder, you may experience a decrease in your ability to smell or changes in the way you perceive odors. Or you may not be able to detect any odor at all.
Sometimes, familiar odors may become distorted, or an odor that usually smells pleasant instead smells foul. Some people with smell disorders perceive a phantom smell or a smell that isn't there at all.