What if you couldn’t smell? What if you couldn’t taste? It’s called anosmia.
A bad dose of flu or a cold can cause lost sense of smell. And because the nose controls 80% of our taste buds – your taste is lost too. Most think smell and taste will return. But if left too late the nasal nerves are damaged.
Early treatment is key to avoid permanent damage. So be aware of your senses and discuss with your GP.
Last Reviewed: 18/07/2018