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you can see an ENT doctor and have your sinuses evaluated.
you might have to pay for a private ENT evaluation.
or wait for a NHS ENT doctor appointment.
you might need to use sinus irritation to help clear your sinuses.
you might need antibiotics or allergy medications to help clear your sinuses to help your sense of smell become better.
As I've always had this problem with sense of smell since being a child is it still possible it could be a sinus problem? I don't think there's much variation in my sense of smell which I would expect with sinus problems. There are problems with allergys in my family but I always thought I was free of those. I do feel like there is a problem with air getting to the back of the nose where you can smell it.
it could be from a sinus problem
or a deviated septum you have had for a long time.
or it could just be that you have a poor sense of smell and that this is normal for you.
If it is just a poor sense of smell that is normal for me would my sense of taste also be affected? And is there any way I could test that myself? I also have always had under active tear ducts ever since I was a baby and was wondering if there could be a connection between the two?
most likely no connection
no way to test this yourself.
best to consult an ENT doctor
they have smelling tests they can do for you at an ENT doctor's office.
if you have dry eyes or dry mouth, they can also test you for sjorgren's syndrome as well.
Thanks for your reply- would I first book an appointment with my GP and might they be able to give me any answers themselves from basic checks - does it generally take a long time to get a ENT appointment?
yes, it can take a while to get an ENT appointment to a specialist in the NHS.
yes, see your GP first
see what they have to say.
Ok will book appointment and see what they say - many thanks
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