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 found that 78% of 567 people who had experienced a lost sense of smell or taste in the previous month tested positive for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus).
I do think most people dont necessarily recognize [a loss of smell] as a symptom of infection. They may just think its odd and not related, Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., 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 ...