Problems with Smell

Frequently Asked Questions

13. If I have a problem with my sense of smell, what should I do?

If you think you have a problem with your sense of smell, the best thing you can do is see your 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 you cope.