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When a patient thinks they can't smell anything...but then they can

When a patient thinks they can't smell anything...but then they can

Why it is that a patient can feel they have absolutely no sense of smell, when in reality there is a glimmer of hope

What do patients with smell loss want?

What do patients with smell loss want?

What do patients want? "Googling and FB groups should not have to be our go-to source of information". Our health care providers need to be better informed about life with smell loss.

An interview with Lauren Rogers, sensory science consultant

An interview with Lauren Rogers, sensory science consultant

A look at sensory scientists, and how they are trained to be discerning smellers and tasters. 

The nose is the tip of the iceberg

The nose is the tip of the iceberg

For some, the problem with the nose is just the tip of the iceberg. 

An interview with Professor Thomas Hummel of the Interdisciplinary Center for Smell and Taste in Dresden, Germany

An interview with Professor Thomas Hummel of the Interdisciplinary Center for Smell and Taste in Dresden, Germany

An interview with Professor Thomas Hummel, leading scientist in smell and taste research and director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Smell and Taste at the Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden on the current state of smell loss treatment.

Some detailed information about making smell kits

Some detailed information about making smell kits

Jars vs bottles? Cotton balls or perfumers' strips?

Putting words to smells: an important part of smell training

Putting words to smells: an important part of smell training

Learning how to describe smells is an important part of smell training. 

How to sniff? Two techniques for post-anosmics

How to sniff? Two techniques for post-anosmics

Two sniffing techniques that help me get more information when I try to smell something.

Travelling with my sense of smell

Travelling with my sense of smell

How I made a little bit of my journey through the day into a smell training exercise. 

Thinking about smell: the power of three

Thinking about smell: the power of three

What's the most important part of smell training? Thinking about smell. Why comparing three things helps.  

Two ways to smell? And what is flavour? Try this test.

Two ways to smell? And what is flavour? Try this test.

Learn about two different ways to smell, and how flavour is the combination of what happens on your tongue and in your nose. 

Smelling mindfully, or how to ditch the negative thoughts about anosmia

Smelling mindfully, or how to ditch the negative thoughts about anosmia

Why smell training is in itself a mindfulness exercise

The method: A.T.TN, a three part smell training program

The method: A.T.TN, a three part smell training program

The three part method for smell training: Assess, Train, Take note. 

Reawakening smell

Reawakening smell

A perfumery course helped me to understand the importance of smell training in my journey back from anosmia. 

Nasal rinsing

Nasal rinsing

A guide to nasal rinse bottles