Loss of Smell (Anosmia) 

The three most common causes for a smell disorder are sinonasal disease, after a viral URTI and after a head or facial injury when shearing of the olfactory fibres near the cribriform plate may occur. As the olfactory receptors are at the very top of the nose any condition blocking the passage of air to this area can reduce the sense of smell, such as nasal polyps.

Diagnostics

Nasal Rigid / Flexible Endoscopy for a detailed assessment of the inside of the nose.

Skin Prick Allergy Test and RAST Allergy Test if possible rhinitis symptoms are present.

CT Scan

MRI Scan