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Loss Of Taste Coronavirus

Loss of taste in an individual affected by COVID 19 is a common symptom reported in several patients. The symptom is often associated with loss of smell because these two senses are very closely related. The coronavirus binds to a certain protein that is abundant in the mouth and nose cells. However, the virus may directly affect the nerves responsible for stimulating the sense of taste. Loss of taste usually subsides after recovering from the disease.

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My X-ray shows scattered peripheral and basal predominant airspace opacities in both the lungs. Is this worrisome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I have had possible COVID exposure. The symptoms were loss of taste and shortness of breath accompanied by no other identified symptoms. Can it be pneumonia? I would like to consult with a radiologist on whether or not the pneumonia I had has subsided or if ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Mikdat Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be better if I had the opportunity to see your prior X-ray to compare with the most recent one. Your previous X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows : 1. Upper normal size cardiomediastinal silhouette. 2. Prominence of the pulmonar...  Read Full »

I cannot detect any smell and I can taste a little. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. About eight months ago, I had a cough that lasted for two weeks. Now I do not have a nasal blockage. But I cannot detect any smell and I can taste a little. I can smell only when the substance is very close to the nose. Please help me with the cure.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry for the discomfort. Loss of smell can occur due to cold or flu, nasal infection, or allergic rhinitis. However, once the cause is treated, the smell and taste sensation will return. I suggest some home remedies you can try which might help smell and taste back o...  Read Full »

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