Problems with Smell

Frequently Asked Questions

18. How can I best talk to my doctor about my problem with smell?

You can help your doctor make a diagnosis by writing down important information about your problem beforehand and giving the information to your doctor during your visit.

Write down answers to the following questions.

  • When did I first become aware of the problem?
  • Did I have a cold or the flu?
  • Did I have a head injury?
  • Was I exposed to air pollutants, pollen, pet dander, or dust to which I might be allergic?
  • Is this a recurring problem?
  • Does it come at any special time, such as during the hay fever season?