The COVD-19 is a pandemic that is not unknown to any person right now and the damages it had made to its patients.
The symptoms of Covid-19 include fatigue, fever, dizziness and loss of taste and that of smell. A recent news article from Harvard medical school’s coverage of COVID-19 showed that the loss of smell can be continued even after the patient has fully recovered from the virus of COVID-19.
Words from specialist.
One of the first symptoms when a person is encountered with the virus of COVID-19 is the loss of smell in patient, the smell of burning is the one that doctors hear as with many elements of the disease, uncertainty prevails since there are a few theories about how COVID -19 infection affects smell and taste. The virus affects the olfactory nerves which can lead to a loss of smell.
How to regain the senses of smell after COVID-19?
People facing smell issues always find ways to recover their sense of smell. ‘things that people can try smell retraining therapy which involves regularly sniffing strong and memorable scents while concentrating on memory of the smell” explained by doctor Wu. she further explains “it is thought to stimulate the olfactory system and encourage/refine the connections in the brain that help interpret smells”.
The strong smells can include that of lime, and strong herbs if one wants a quick smell to use.
The dysfunction of the loss of smell can extend for a really long time. But most of the patients could recover from it. Till now the researchers did not explore the impacts on patients with more severe symptoms.
The smell retraining therapy is the most used and useful strategy to treat the loss of smell. Meanwhile scientist are now yet to investigate other approaches that could help in recovering the senses in the COVID-19 patients .