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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Smell and Taste Loss

Okay. You may have sinus inflammation (sinusitis) or blockage of nasal passages as a cause of your inability to smell things well. There may be a simple treatment that can help, such as a nasal spray. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

The next question is about common infections that can affect the sense of smell.

Do you have cold symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, runny nose, or cough?

Yes, I have one or more of those cold symptoms.

No, I have none of those cold symptoms.

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