29 May, 2020
Loss of smell and COVID-19: What we know, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
As most people know by now, SARS-CoV-2 is a type of coronavirus that affects people and that is responsible for COVID-19. This disease is characterized by a series of breathing problems, mostly with mild symptoms (80% of cases). Sometimes these respiratory disease symptoms are accompanied by other conditions. Specifically, recent studies suggest that up to 88% of patients with COVID-19 present a loss of smell and taste. Most of these patients (80%) will regain their senses of smell and taste on teir own, over time. For those who do not regain their sense of smell either partially or at all, there is only one option available right now: olfactory training.