Samter's triad is a complex of moderate-severe asthma
, nasal polyps
& allergy to Aspirin
& other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Polyps are benign growths in the nose that obstruct the openings to the sinuses leading to recurrent sinus infections and prevent air from reaching the sense organ for smell located in the roof of the nose. So patients with samter's have asthma & can't smell.