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Losing your sense of smell isn’t usually caused by anything serious, and may get better by itself within a few weeks, added the NHS.

It could, however, be caused by a coronavirus infection, and anybody that notices a change to their sense of smell or taste should self-isolate at home.

It could also be caused by a cold, allergies, sinusitis, or even nasal polyps.

Hyposmia is more common as you get older and can be treated with some medications.

Hyposmia is a decreases sense of smell.