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I have got flu and I cannot taste, smell or sense any change in temperature. How to recover?

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Published At March 30, 2022
Reviewed AtJuly 14, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been having some sudden health issues. I got dry flu. And I lost my sense of smell and taste. And I went to the hospital for a COVID test, and my COVID test reports were negative. Now I cannot feel any smell or taste, including my other senses are lost like now in winter I cannot feel cold on my body properly I cannot feel the heat of my body as well. I can feel hungry, but I cannot feel the thirst for water.

These are the issues that I can explain are happening to my body right now.

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Arpit Varshney


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out.

Loss of taste and smell is not necessarily due to COVID. It can be due to a blocked nose, sinusitis, and diabetes. Let me assure you that this is not something that cannot be cured. I suggest start treatment for sinusitis and getting your blood sugar levels tested. Once you get the results, you can discuss them with me or your local physician for further treatment. With the right diagnosis and treatment, you will be perfectly fine.

I hope this helps.

Kindly revert in case of further queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Arpit Varshney
Dr. Arpit Varshney

General Medicine

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