Anosmia and HyposmiaSmell Loss
What Causes Anosmia and Hyposmia
Typical causes for anosmia and hyposmia can range from viral upper respiratory infections and bacterial infections that can be treated with prescription medicine to structural problems like a deviated septum that requires surgery. Other causes for anosmia and hyposmia include:
- Head Injury
- Intracranial skull base tumor
- Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s
- Nasal Polyps
- Acute or Chronic Sinusitis
Antihistamines, decongestants, antibiotics, and steroids are considered common treatments for the temporary loss of smell. But for severe cases associated with physical obstruction of the nasal passages, surgery might be required.
Treatment for anosmia and hyposmia needs to be approached with delicacy and precision. At My Houston Surgeons you’ll work with their elite sinus specialists to find the right diagnosis and treatment for your loss of smell.
Our sinus specialists are highly trained and have extensive experience performing surgical treatments of sinus and nasal issues. My Houston Surgeons is unique in its specialization in sophisticated surgical treatments like the removal of nasal polyps, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, and septoplasty—some of the most effective treatments for anosmia and hyposmia.
Most cases of hyposmia and anosmia are temporary, but for certain people, anosmia and hyposmia lasts permanently or can’t be treated with prescription medication.
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