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COVID: A distorted sense of smell is dangerous but treatable – The Conversation UK

Imagine not being able to smell gas or food that has gone off.



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Lucy, a patient of mine, contracted COVID-19 in the first wave of the pandemic, before lockdown. She had trouble breathing and her doctor told her to call an ambulance if her lips turned blue. Luckily, she recovered well at home with rest and paracetamol but it wasnt the end. A week later, she suddenly lost her sense of smell and taste, which at the time wasnt a recognised COVID symptom.
Slowly, over the following two months, her sense of smell partially returned. She danced around the kitchen…

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