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Loss of taste and smell with COVID-19

January 14, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

COVID-19 typically produces a range of flu-like symptoms, including a cough and fatigue, but it can also cause the loss of taste and smell. Taste and smell can return or get better within 4 weeks of the virus clearing the body, but it may sometimes take months for them to improve.

A loss of taste and smell is a common early symptom of COVID-19. Therefore, anyone who notices changes in these senses should start self-isolating and get a COVID-19 test.

Changes might include:

taste and smell being less sensitive than normal

no sense of smell or taste

foods tasting strange

odors smelling unusual

When a person contracts SARS-CoV-2 and develops COVID-19, the loss of taste and smell could be their only symptom.

This article discusses the loss of taste and smell as a symptom of COVID-19.

From → Health & Safety

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