What is hyperosmia and what causes it?

Prescription medications

Many prescription medications can affect the sense of smell. Most medications dull the sense of smell, but occasionally a prescription drug may make certain smells stronger.

People that experience a change in their sense of smell after starting a new medication should consult their doctor.


In rare cases, type 1 diabetes may cause hyperosmia. This generally occurs when type 1 diabetes has not yet been treated or is not well managed.

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