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I work in a smelly workplace. Will this permanently damage my ability to smell?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This will not permanently damage your ability to smell.

In brief: No

This will not permanently damage your ability to smell.
Dr. Olivia Liao
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Agree. If you rinse your nose with water several times right after work, it may help you enjoy the rest of your day more.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Smell

Depends on what is causing the smell.
Many smell are unpleasant but will not cause damage. Some smell e.g. Chemicals can cause damage from inhalation of the chemical. The damage can be minor to severe depending on the chemical and the length of exposure.

In brief: Smell

Depends on what is causing the smell.
Many smell are unpleasant but will not cause damage. Some smell e.g. Chemicals can cause damage from inhalation of the chemical. The damage can be minor to severe depending on the chemical and the length of exposure.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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