Loss Of Taste And Smell Covid-19

Some theories reveal that SARS-CoV-2 could invade the nerve cells associated with smell and taste, binding to a protein called ACE2 found abundant in the human nose. Loss of taste and smell are initial symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Studies revealed people regaining their senses between 8 to 28 days.

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I have had a high fever, sinus, headache, sore throat, body pain, chills, and loss of taste and smell for three days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a high fever, sinus, headache, sore throat, body pain, chills, and loss of taste and smell within three days. What could be the reason? Can this be COVID-19, monkeypox, or swine flu? My family members are reluctant to get me out of the room because they fear this might spre...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. The symptoms described by you are observed in both Influenza and Covid-19. Monkeypox causes a specific pattern of rashes. Swine flu is unlikely at this time. However, suppose you have taken COVID-19 vaccine primary doses and preferably preca...  Read Full »

What is the sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, and what does it cause?

Query: Hi doctor, Good day. Two weeks before, my stomach ached. There was diarrhea, pain, belching. I did an ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity, and it showed increased echogenicity of the pancreas. So before three months, I did a gastroscopy, which was done to diagnose gastritis. The results ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. You have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis as well as sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. And you are currently having symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating. Also, you have recovered from COVID. These are the answers to your questions: ...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 result in loss of taste and smell?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a fever of 100.8 degrees and cold three days back along with a headache. After taking medicines, fever, cold, and headache got reduced. But I still have body pain. I also have a slight loss of taste and smell. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from fever, cold, headache for three days. After taking medication, your fever, headache, and cold got subsided. But still, you are suffering from body aches with loss of taste and smell. Sudden l...  Read Full »

Can one get infected by COVID-19 even after getting vaccinated?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 65 years, took COVID vaccine's first shot on the twenty-second, and just after two days, he developed a dry cough and then started feeling tired and weak. Slowly he developed diarrhea (stomach ache and watery stools). He is also not eating anything as he lost taste sens...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. On seeing the symptoms, it can be a COVID-19 infection. It is better to get a COVID-19 test done, as symptoms like dry cough, tiredness, fatigue, diarrhea, and loss of taste are present. I suggest he: 1) Takes Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Vitami...  Read Full »

What causes anosmia in COVID-19 affected patients?

Query: Hello doctor, After a birthday party at home, even though I wore a mask, I suffered from flu for about one to two days, before a month. I got recovered from that. I got my first symptom- weakness and fever 17 days after this. Later, when a neighbor died of COVID-19, I self-isolated myself with my f...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from loss of smell and weakness. Loss of smell may result from various reasons like influenza, allergies, and many more. But, nowadays, COVID-19 is considered the main reason for the sudde...  Read Full »

Why has my sense of smell not returned even after a month of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a positive result for COVID-19 a month back. I was symptom-free for 16 days and after that, I lost my sense of smell. I cannot smell anything. Can I able to regain my sense of smell?   Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is perfectly normal as seventy percent of patients with COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) positive have complaints of anosmia and altered sense of taste (dysgeusia). Loss of smell and taste occurs suddenly in eighty percent of patients wh...  Read Full »

How long does it take for the sense of smell to return after COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost my smell and taste twelve weeks back after getting Covid-19. I got my taste back after two weeks. But still, I am not to able smell anything. I have tried steam inhalation, steroid nasal spray, smell training, and saline nasal spray. But there is no improvement. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loss of smell or anosmia is one of the peculiar atypical features of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). In all circumstances, loss of taste and smell always occurs in association irrespective of the cause. It is closely attributed to the pro...  Read Full »

How long does it take to regain the sense of smell and taste after COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,Before a month, I lost my sense of smell and taste. After ten days, I was diagnosed with COVID-19. After few days, I had my second swab test and it came out with a negative result. But still, I do not have any sense of smell and taste. I am thinking that I have a problem with my body. Kind...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is perfectly normal as seventy percent of patients with positive results of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) have complaints of anosmia and altered sense of taste (dysgeusia). It occurs suddenly in eighty percent of patients while in the r...  Read Full »

When will my sense of smell return?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a concern regarding my condition. I have lost my sense of smell before a month. But I can taste the food that I am eating. I have a negative result for the COVID-19 test. I do not have sinusitis and a head injury. It got started after taking a cold shower. I had a mild headache for ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a great deal of suspicion regarding your COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) test. I feel that it seems to be a false negative result. The reason for having this doubt is that all your features favor the mild illness is associated with ...  Read Full »

Are fever and loss of smell and taste signs of COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, 0n 7th August, I had a fever of around 99 to 99.5 for two days. I took Azithromycin for three days. From 9th, no fever till date. But on 10th August, I suddenly lost my sense of smell and taste. Today I have no fever, my oxygen level varies from 94 to 98. I am checking my oxygen 10 ti...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello doctor, I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from loss of taste and smell. Your oxygen level varies from 94 to 98, which is excellent indeed. If your oxygen level becomes below 93, then you need oxygen supply to increase your oxygen level. Sudde...  Read Full »

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