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  • Ways to regain taste and smell after having COVID-19

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    Dr. Al Knable is a doctor in New Albany and recently received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As someone who also recovered from the virus, he has become a great resource to answer some of the top questions surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine.

    Dr. Knable has been an interesting case - he is one of the unlucky few who has experienced a long-term loss of taste and smell, even after the rest of his symptoms subsided.

    My taste and smell went out, and was completely gone for roughly two, two and half, three weeks, he said. Then there were basically some interludes where it came back for a little bit with some distortion and whatnot.

    It's too early to tell if these side effects are directly related to the virus itself, but he said that there are ways you can retrain your senses.

    As strange as it sounds, he said you can refamiliarize yourself with certain smells - both good and bad. Dr. Knable said he goes to his spice cabinet or refrigerator and just smells things.

    You want to kind of sit there and ruminate on those smells or go kind of in your head putting a name to that smell, he said.

    He said this kind of process has proven effective with similar cases, so he encourages anyone who is suffering from these symptoms to give it a try.

    As easy as that sounds, it's proven effective. And I think it's helped me...a bit with it, he said.

    Dr. Knable said he also has heard some anecdotal evidence from people who saw improvements in their taste and smell a week or two after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. While there isn't enough data to say the vaccine fully restores these senses, he said these cases are positive signs.



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  • Ways to regain senses of smell and taste after COVID-19

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    ST. LOUIS - Some people who had COVID-19 are looking for ways to regain their senses of smell and taste.

    Doctors are working with patients on a variety of treatments from therapy to medication.

    Jim Dean from St. Louis County tested positive for COVID-19 in November

    I was considered severe, Dean said. It lasted for about 30 days total.

    Months later, Dean says peanut butter and pasta sauce taste foul. He describes certain foods as metallic and others as sewage-like.

    Dean told 5 On Your Side he thought he was going crazy.

    It's a feeling Dr. Jay Piccirillo a Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine says is typical.

    It's very disorienting for the patients and we've had people say 'you know doc, when I had no sense of smell that was better than what I have now, the parosmia can be very disturbing, Dr. Piccirillo said.

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  • How to restore the loss of smell and taste after COVID-19

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    Registered dietician Jessi Holden at Mary Free Bed shares 5 ways to regain the senses of smell and taste.

  • How smell training is helping COVID-19 patients recover their olfactory sense

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    Loss of smell is a common symptom of COVID-19. Though a majority of patients recover their olfactory sense within weeks, some researchers estimate that 10% suffer long-term smell dysfunction. Los Angeles Times reporter Brittny Mejia looked into why this occurs and what people can do to regain their sense of smell.

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  • Tempe Chiropractor claims to have quick fix to restore taste and smell post-COVID

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    Dr. Kevin Ross claims to have cracked a code to bring back your taste and smell if you lost them after getting COVID-19. The Tempe chiropractor studied allergies for years and says his quick trick is just a concept of what he's learned.

  • Covid-19 Treatment Tips and Symptoms Update

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  • Try This Trick to Get Your Sense of Taste Back Post-COVID?

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    The Doctors break down a popular TikTok health hack to see if it actually works. The trend? Eating a charred orange to get your taste and smell back after COVID. Ear nose and throat specialist Dr. Andrew Ordon shares that there is some very good science behind this hack.

    How Oranges May Help You Get Your Taste and Smell Back

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  • Extended interview: How regain loss of taste and smell after COVID-19

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    5 On Your Side’s Tracy Hinson interviewed two St. Louis area doctors:
    -Dr. Jastin Antisdel, a SLUCare Otolaryngologist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
    -Dr. Jay Piccirillo, a Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine

    They explain what treatments are currently available to treat the loss of taste and smell, as well as the work researchers are doing.

  • Recover Lost Sense of Taste and Smell COVID Recovery Tips

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    By now, we all know that a lost sense of taste and smell is fairly common if you have COVID-19. The good news is that for most people, loss of smell or taste doesn't last too long. But if you've been missing the scent of your favourite shower gel or your morning coffee, you might be wondering what you can do to bring your senses back. Here are our top tips for a full-health recovery.

    When you're working on a full-body recovery, it can be easy to miss a few things here or there. We don't want you to miss out on your sense of taste or smell, so we've put together some tips for recovering it as you recover from COVID-19. At Babylon, we want our approach to be as holistic as possible. That includes addressing symptoms and side effects that may cause you some grief.

    If you experience a sudden loss of taste or smell, schedule a virtual doctor's appointment. You may have contracted COVID-19.

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  • Smell therapy: Helping recovered COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell

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    One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is a distorted sense of smell and taste. For some patients, the problem persists long after they recover, bringing increased urgency to research aimed at understanding and treating the disorder. Scientists are still trying to pinpoint exactly why it happens in the first place.

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  • Lost Your Sense of Smell? Heres How to Get it Back!

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    Dr. Christy explains olfactory training and how to get your sense of smell back if it's been lost from COVID-19 infection.

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  • Regaining your sense of smell after COVID-19

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    Intermountain Healthcare shares the steps you can take to regain your sense of smell after COVID-19.

  • Regaining taste and smell after COVID isnt always smooth

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    Since Brittany Fromm got COVID-19 last year, water smells like bleach, red wine tastes like gasoline, and her favorite donuts are essentially flavorless. FULL STORY:

  • How to Get Your Smell Back After Covid with Smell Training

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    Lost your smell after Covid? Here's how you can use olfactory training or smell training to restore your sense of smell. Most cases of anosmia (lack of smell) return after 2-3 weeks after a viral infection like Covid19. Most people regain their sense of smell and taste within 7 days, but don't lose hope if you've been waiting for 2-3 weeks or more and still can't smell. Smell therapy (like physical therapy for your sense of smell!) has shown to be an effective way to restore your sense of smell, even with long term cases of anosmia.

    Based on the most commonly cited study by Dr. Thomas Hummel, olfactory training uses four unique scents designed to cover different fragrance categories using:

    Lemon for fruity smells:
    Rose for a flower fragrances:
    Cloves for spicy or bitter smells:
    And Eucalyptus for ethereal odors or resinous smells similar to fresh cleaning solutions:

    How to Perform Smell Training:
    Step 1: Find at least 4 familiar fragrances such as Lemon, Rose, Cloves, and Eucalyptus (see above). Place 5-6 drops of oil on a piece of absorbent paper like watercolor paper and place into an amber glass jar:

    Step 2: Twice a day, smell each container for about 10 to 15 seconds, taking just take a couple small sniffs of the fragrance. Try to keep the smell at the top of your nasal cavity instead of taking a giant whiff of the jar.

    Step 3: Track Your Progress
    Keep track of your progress each day by rating how strong you find each smell with each attempt.

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  • HOW I GOT MY TASTE AND SMELL BACK FAST AFTER COVID-19 | POPULAR HOME REMEDY

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    HOW I GOT MY TASTE AND SMELL BACK AFTER COVID-19! MINES WAS GONE FOR 3 WEEKS, AND FINALLY RETURNED AFTER TRYING THE BLACKENED ORANGE.


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  • How to get your taste and smell back after Covid-19 | Coronavirus |

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    I was told about this from a friend. Lets see how it works. #covid-19 #Coronavirus #covid

  • How Oranges May Help You Get Your Taste and Smell Back

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    Tia, a producer on The Doctors, came down with COVID and lost her taste and smell for a month. Tia puts the TikTok charred orange health hack to the test. She shares that her taste and smell are still back, not to 100%, but definitely a big improvement. Could this work for you?

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  • COVID-19 and Loss of Smell Explained

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    In this video, Dr Mike explains what we currently know about why some people with COVID-19 transiently lose their sense of smell.
    He discusses the proposed mechanism of action.

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  • HOW TO GET YOUR TASTE AND SMELL BACK AFTER COVID-19 | Smell Training Olfactory Sensory

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    ????????‍???? In this video, learn how to get your taste and smell back after Covid-19. Olfactory Sensory Training or Smell Training is almost necessary to regain you sense of taste and smell after having Covid- 19 Coronavirus. No matter if you have regular Covid, the Delta Variant or the Omicron variant, many people lose their sense of tase and smell due to the virus. Many people have used the sensory training with essential oils but may have not tried smell training with coffee beans or coffee granules which are a great home remedy for covid-19 loss of taste and smell. Please let me know if this works well for you! Annndd… Hi! Welcome to Tracie's Place! I'm Tracie, and I'm glad you've joined me for my new video! Remember to subscribe and click that notification bell to get my videos to you right away! Also thumbs me up... Like the Video! LOL It helps me out in getting the video to more people who may want to see videos like these! THANK YOU and Enjoy the Video!!!

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  • Here’s why some people never recover their taste or smell after COVID-19 | Your Morning

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    Nose and throat specialist Dr. Jay Piccirillo shares the current theories behind the loss, and the treatments available for people affected.

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  • Don’t look for the “quick fix” to regain your sense of smell after having COVID-19

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    There are different stages to loss of smell, but what is most commonly reported as a COVID-19 symptom is a complete loss of smell or anosmia.

  • How I Got My Taste & Smell Back After Covid | Burnt Orange Trick

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    Showing you a trick to help with gaining your taste and smell after having Covid, hope this helps everyone who tries it! ♥


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  • How to treat your sense of smell after COVID? Home recipe with no medications

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    Please check the CC for your language translation if you need. Loss of smell and taste is very common after COVID-19 infection. The treatment of loss of smell and taste after COVID. Learn how to restore your taste and smell after COVID-19 infection with a recipe at your own home with no medications needed with your Neurologist Dr. Omar Danoun

    Olfactory training:
    The essential oils can help your smell to recover by stimulating the smell system and push the brain to recover the nerves lost due to the infection. Here are some essential oils that you can consider, these are only examples and please check what fits you best, I have no preference:

    MOXĒ Smell Training Kit


    Lagunamoon Essential Oils


    For treatment of long term smell loss and Parosmia, please watch this new video:
    Treatment of long loss of smell and Parosmia after COVID-19, complete guide


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  • Why Are People Losing Smell After Recovering From COVID-19?

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    70% of people report decreased or loss of smell and/or taste after being infected with COVID-19 and about 10% of them have persistent loss of smell for months after recovering from infection. We are going to talk about what may be causing these changes in smell and taste (neuroinvasion? epithelial damage?), how long they may last, and what may be used to treat the symptoms.

    We are going to use a case study to assist in this discussion on a 65 year old woman with persistent loss of smell and taste for 3 months after she recovered from COVID-19. She had a negative PCR swab, but was positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. They did an extensive workup and found that her symptoms seemed to stem from epithelial damage around the olfactory nerves (nerves that sense smell). This is important as one of the theories of this loss of smell was neuroinvasion, or direct viral invasion of the nerves that can travel to the brain. This doesn't seem to be the case, rather it seems that the epithelial cells around these nerves are being destroyed from invasion of the virus and then that is causing the nerves to be damaged. We will discuss how this works and what this means. We will then go into what treatments have been tried, have been effective, and still need to be studied further. Check out the video for all of these details and more!

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  • UPDATE 10/4/2020 - Lost Your Sense of Smell? Heres How to Get it Back!

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    Loss of smell is common with COVID-19 infections. Dr. Christy further explains olfactory training with examples and studies to back it up.

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    Dr. Jen Ashton answers your questions about COVID-19 and seasonal allergies.

  • COVID-19 Symptoms: Is loss of smell & taste permanent? Loss of smell & taste also impacts appetite

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    Loss of the sense of smell and taste have been recognised as key symptoms of the COVID-19 infection. But is this loss permanent? WION tells you, How long do you have to wait to regain these senses?

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  • Altered Sense of Smell and Taste in COVID 19

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    About 45% of patients complain of anosmia/dysosmia or altered sense of smell and taste. Duration of these symptoms may last for more than four weeks in about 10% of patients. This topic was presented and discussed with my colleagues at the Iraqi Kurdistan Society otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and sponsored by Pharma International company.
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  • COVID-19: Losing Your Sense of Smell featuring Richard Doty, PhD

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    Dr. Richard Doty, the Director of the Smell and Taste Center, discusses losing your sense of smell during COVID-19.

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    1:26 What Research is Being Done and What Do We Know So Far?

    2:25 What If I Think I’m Losing My Sense of Smell?

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  • How to get your taste and smell back after COVID

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    One of the longest-lasting symptoms of the virus is a loss or distortion of taste or smell. Doctors are providing an at-home treatment option.

  • Few people experience persistent smell loss | COVID-19 Special

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    A study of 2,500 patients, who lost their sense of smell and or taste, showed 40% of them had completely regained it -- half a year later. 2% reported no improvement whatsoever. Scientists believe COVID attacks the cells that help communicate what we're smelling. We can lose our appetite or worse still, the will to live.

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  • Explained : Parosmia, an odor distortion associated with COVID-19

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    While loss of smell (anosmia) and taste is a well known symptom of COVID-19, some people may experience parosmia, which is characterised by a change in perception of odours.

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  • How long loss of taste and smell should last after COVID recovery

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    How long loss of taste and smell should last after COVID recovery

  • Covid-19 and The Loss of Taste and Smell

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    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused catastrophe all over the world. There are a plethora of symptoms that have been identified that can help with the diagnosis. However, the loss of the sense of smell and taste is a symptom that is quite interesting. In this video, we will explain the mechanism behind losing our sense of smell and taste and share a story of how COVID-19 has affected an individual.

    This video was made by McMaster Demystifying Medicine Students: Manpreet Chopra, Jasleen Gill, Zoe Huang, Sriraam Sivachandran, Melanie Yang.

    Copyright McMaster University 2021

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  • On the nose: Perfumers helps COVID patients recover sense of smell

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    ABC News’ Ines De La Cuetara on how skilled Parisian perfumers use their noses to help COVID patients smell the roses again.

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  • Does the burnt orange remedy really help regain senses after COVID-19? | Is This Legit?

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    We would LOVE to report that this home remedy will help you regain your senses after getting COVID-19. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence to prove that eating a charred orange with sugar will revive your sense of taste and smell. Instead, experts say people who experience positive results were likely already recovering from their symptoms.

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  • Coronavirus Symptoms: How Do You Lose Your Sense Of Taste & Smell?

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    You must have heard about various Covid-19 patients mentioning how their loss of​ smell​ and​ taste​ was one of the symptoms. But do you know why Covid-19 patients lose their sense of​ taste​ or​ smell? Watch to find out.

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  • COVID-19: Effects on Sense of Smell and Taste

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    Dr. Alfred-Marc Iloreta discuss COVID-19 and the effects on sense of smell and taste.

  • Long-term effects of COVID-19: Some report loss of taste, smell for months

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    Doctors are working to find out what they can do to help patients regain their senses after battling COVID-19.

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  • Latest research: Long-covid and the loss of smell | COVID-19 Special

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    COVID-19 infections often lead to a loss of smell. The impact can be serious - fires may burn unnoticed, COVID survivors may lose interest in eating, or fall into a deep depression. Let's look at the strange ways COVID is tied up with our noses and neural networks.

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  • Can COVID-19 change how you smell? Doctors say its part of the recovery process

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    Can COVID-19 change how you smell? Doctors say it's part of the recovery process

  • Chiropractor claims treatment helped patients get their taste, smell back after COVID-19

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    For one Houston-area woman, months led to a year without taste. The last thing she expected was to get help at a chiropractor's office.

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  • COVID-19: Loss of Taste! ????

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    A significant portion of people who test positive for COVID-19 experience a sudden loss of smell or taste. People usually notice the loss of smell, but because smell is necessary to taste flavour, the symptoms are often connected.

    The reason this happens is not fully understood yet; scientists believe that the virus causes an inflammatory reaction inside the nose, leading to a loss of the olfactory – or smell – neurons. The loss of taste is trickier; we have little idea about how the coronavirus affects taste.

    Many people still haven’t gotten their senses back! If you needed another reason to keep being careful, here it is. Let’s keep doing our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Stay home, continue to enjoy your senses. ????????????

  • Sensory impairment: How the coronavirus is getting on our nerves | COVID-19 Special

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    Many people who catch Covid-19 report a loss of taste and smell. For some it's one of a range of symptoms. For others, it's the only one. Scientists studying the phenomenon believe the sensory impairment could be caused by the virus attacking nerve cells in the nose. This leads to questions about the disease's effect on the brain.

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  • Loss of smell with a SARS-CoV2 infection

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    Discusses recent theories of why many lose their sense of smell, also known as anosmia, with a SARS-CoV2 infection and why most will completely recover.

  • COVID patients lose taste and smell

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    COVID patients now have a new symptoms to worry about when experiencing loss of smell, an altered sense of smell.

  • Washington University studies how to regain taste and smell after COVID

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    Washington University studies how to regain taste and smell after COVID

  • Can you regain your smell after COVID-19 infection?

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    In this video, Dr. Van Dyken discusses olfactory training - a technique that has shown impressive results in retraining neurons and thereby regaining the sense of smell. She reviews an effective, validated method using common essential oils.
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    We talk a lot about the symptoms of COVID-19. Things like shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, cough, fevers and chills, muscle aches, etc. You may have heard about loss of smell, also known as olfactory dysfunction, in relation to COVID-19. This symptom is surprisingly common - so common if fact that the CDC has added it to the official list of diagnostic criteria for covid-19, and losing your smell ALONE is enough reason to self-isolate and get a covid test.

    Losing the sense of smell after an infection is not unique to SARS-CoV-2. It has been reported in other viral infections (like from parainfluenza, rhinovirus, and SARS-1), but the incidence is much lower than SARS-CoV-2 infection. You may think that losing your sense of smell is no big deal, but --it actually is a pretty big problem that drastically decreases quality of life. The sense of smell and the sense of taste are very closely linked, such that most people that lose their sense of smell also lose their sense of taste.

    Individuals who have olfactory dysfunction encounter many problems - here are some examples:
    problems with cooking.
    decreased appetite.
    Decreased personal hygiene.
    Not being able to detect a dangerous environment or situation, like toxic gas, combustion, smoke, and chemicals.

    The good news is that in many cases, the olfactory dysfunction resolves. We don’t have long term data for SARS-CoV-2 yet. At present, given the data we have, the short term smell and taste recovery rate is approximately 44-74%. That’s a big range.

    So what about people who have lost their sense of smell, and desperately want it back? Is there any hope? Are there any techniques that science has shown to be useful in this regard?

    The most successful method, by far, is something called olfactory training. It was developed in Europe. The exact way it works is still unknown, but it is hypothesized that doing this might cause the neurons responsible for smelling to regenerate (or grow back). That’s incredible!

    So how does it work? Basically, you expose your nose to four different and specific odors - in a particular way with a particular mindset - twice daily, for a minimum of 12 weeks. The longer you do it, the higher the chances of your smell returning. Originally, in order to participate in olfactory training, you had to go to a specialized center and smell four super specialized and expensive smells. Luckily, in 2017 an Ear, nose and throat surgeon named Zara Patel from Stanford University described and validated a method of doing this with essential oils. She conducted a randomized, clinical trial demonstrating that the essential oil method is comparable to traditional method using standardized concentrations of odorants and the Sniffin’ Sticks testing method. It works! Its also useful to know that this strategy helps improve loss of smell due to other causes - like age, chronic nasal obstruction, Parkinsons disease, and other unknown causes.

    So lets describe the protocol.
    You will need four specific essential oils.
    Rose
    Lemon
    Eucalyptus and
    Clove
    Brand type and price don’t matter.

    Open one essential oil container, hold it under your nose, and breathe slowly and deeply for 15 seconds. While you are breathing, focus on what you remember the specific odor to smell like before you lost your sense of smell. Concentrate deeply on that.
    After your 15 seconds are up, take a 15 second break and then rotate to the next scent. Repeat this procedure until you have gone through all four scents.

    Do this training protocol twice a day, every day, for six months. The longer you do the training, the more likely it is to be successful - so don’t give up! Those little neurons grow very slowly, so they need time to be restored.

    References:
    1. Symptoms of Coronavirus | CDC. 12 May. 2020,
    2. Self-reported Olfactory and Taste Disorders in ... - PubMed. 25 Mar. 2020,
    3. Smell and taste dysfunction in patients with SARS-CoV-2 .... 10 Mar. 2020,
    4. Randomized Controlled Trial Demonstrating Cost ... - NCBI.

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  • Some report metallic taste after getting COVID-19 shot

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    An unusual side effect being reported from the COVID-19 vaccine. Some people are experiencing a metallic taste in their mouth that can last for days.

    Nearly every week we learn about new side effects associated with COVID-19.

    We all know of the common ones, like shortness of breath and losing your sense of taste or smell. And now we're learning your hearing may be impacted.

    A new study suggests a surprising number of coronavirus patients are dealing with hearing issues.

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