Problems with Smell

Frequently Asked Questions

4. Do people confuse smell problems with taste problems?

Yes. Many people mistakenly think they have a problem with taste, when what they are really experiencing is a problem with smell. It is common for people who lose their sense of smell to think that food has lost its taste. This is usually not the case. The food has lost its aroma, but tastes, such as sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and savory, remain.