Smell Disorders (cont.)
What can I do to help myself?
The best thing you can do is see a
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 patients cope.
Portions of the above information has been provided with
the kind permission of the National Institutes of Health
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (http://www.nidcd.nih.gov)Last Editorial Review: 7/7/2004