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I can't smell but I can taste, is this normal?

I haven't been able to smell for as long as I lived. Whenever someone asks me how this or that smells I tell them I can't and they ask me to smell it anyway as if that'll change anything. I thought a lot about my lack of sense of smell and wonder if others have dealt with this as well. I've gone to the doctor, he prescribed me a nasal spray (I don't remember the name) but it hasn't worked. I can taste foods just fine the only problem is I can't smell.
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