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New Treatment Restores Sense of Smell in Some People with Long COVID

A novel treatment could restore a normal sense of smell and taste in people with long COVID who have not responded to other therapies, a new study suggests. Alterations or outright loss of taste and smell are common COVID-19 symptoms, affecting about half of everyone who gets the novel coronavirus. Most of the time, these symptoms clear after four weeks, but for some people it takes months.


And for some people with long COVID, distortions in the sense of smell and taste — called phantosmia and parosmia, respectively — related to COVID-19 can last far longer. In these people, while the condition is non-life-threatening, experts say their quality of life suffers. Read more from Medical News Today here.