Lost Smell post-Covid

rothko

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Hello all,

Tested positive for covid and had the mildest flu of my life 2.5 days of congestion and night fever/chills. However, I never fully regained my smell. I know that this is a symptom of coronaviruses generally. But does anyone know any specific tips to jump start my sense of smell back to normal? Or is it just time? Thanks
 
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jb116

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Hello all,

Tested positive for covid and had the mildest flu of my life 2.5 days of congestion and night fever/chills. However, I never fully regained my smell. I know that this is a symptom of coronaviruses generally. But does anyone know any specific tips to jump start my sense of smell back to normal? Or is it just time? Thanks
You some theanine. You'll feel better and your sense of smell will come back
 

Perry Staltic

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Loss a sense of smell is a symptom of zinc deficiency. I'd do 40 mg or so per day + selenium.
 
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jb116

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Thanks, I have good green tea ill start drinking that.
It's really nothing more than a bad cold /flu. Just like with those situations, loss of taste and smell is a primary thing. More serotonin implicated in this case. I'm noticing something like theanine is very anti free plasma serotonin. So using the tea or maybe some bigger doses for a few days with supplement should be really helpful.
 

metabolizm

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It'll come back. My girlfriend lost her sense of smell and taste for two-three weeks.
 

Inaut

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I've read that re-sensitizing your olfactories can be done with the use of essential oils. I'd try inhaling some oils to speed it along.
 

LeeLemonoil

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The odorant and Taste receptors are part of the immune system. It’s now established (and published) that the covid cases with loss of those functions are to a very large extent the mild to moderate cases because lots of them virus was combated at those receptor sites. But they get destroyed or badly damaged in the inflammatory process. Thus the loss of function.

They are nerve cells and complicated proteins. It will take up to 6, sometimes 8 weeks for them to regrow. But they will.
 

Vinnie06

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As Inaut said above re Olfactories, there is a video on youtube of a Chiropracter who flicks the back of your head while you put a finger on the point between your eyes. Seems to work immediately in regaining taste.
 

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my husband lost his smell for a couple of weeks also post covid and gradually got it back . the thing thay heled him the most besides time and rest was smelling different essential oils regularly and also using lots of different flavors and aromatic spices when cooking. he said Indian food especially helped.
 

AndrewGesell

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my husband lost his smell for a couple of weeks also post covid and gradually got it back . the thing thay heled him the most besides time and rest was smelling different essential oils regularly and also using lots of different flavors and aromatic spices when cooking. he said Indian food especially helped.
Was in a long hauler group and heard much the same
 
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