Decreased or Absent Sense of Smell and/or Taste

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When the olfactory nerve endings are inflamed the area around them is inflamed, the odors, scents, and smells from the outside world cannot be
decoded. Your sense of smell will be dulled or may even disappear. Consequently, your sense of taste will suffer. Very often this dysfunction becomes gradually worse over time, and you may not even realize that you are having a problem with these two senses. However, it is not necessary to go through life without a clear sense of smell or taste. Like other symptoms, with proper treatment, these senses can usually be fully restored.

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