Wednesday, March 17, 2021 06:13 PM

YES, ALLERGIES CAN CAUSE A LOSS OF SMELL. SO HOW CAN YOU BE SURE IT’S NOT COVID-19? - PREVENTION.COM

Losing your sense of smell can be pretty nerve-racking, particularly because its a symptom of COVID-19and a relatively common one, too.

A 2020 study published in the journal PLOS Medicine[1] found that 78% of 567 people who had experienced a lost sense of smell or taste in the previous month tested positive for antibodies[2] to SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus[3]).

I do think most people dont necessarily recognize [a loss of smell] as a symptom[4] of infection. They may just think its odd and not related, Amesh A. Adalja, M.D.[5], senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security previously told Prevention. But it seems to be a good indicator of COVID-19.

However, a lost sense of smell (medically known as anosmia, which is often accompanied by a lost sense of taste, or ...

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