Problems with Smell
Frequently Asked Questions
9. Can I do anything to prevent a smell disorder from occurring?
Problems with smell that occur with aging are not preventable. Loss of smell caused by respiratory infections and colds can be prevented by washing your hands frequently, especially during the winter months.
If your smell disorder is caused by allergies, you should avoid allergens, such as ragweed, grasses, and pet dander. Quitting smoking also may protect your sense of smell.