(ORDO NEWS) — Many people know about the loss of taste and smell in coronavirus. Some patients recover quickly, while others wait weeks for the opportunity to smell again. Experts told how to quickly restore the sense of smell.
The symptom when people smell strange odors instead of the usual is called parosmia. For example, instead of the smell of lemon, notes of rotten cabbage are caught, and instead of chocolate, the smell of gasoline. This phenomenon occurs not only with coronavirus, but with many viral diseases and head trauma.
For a speedy recovery, experts advised to perform a simple exercise. So, four times a day, you should inhale different strongly pronounced odors (orange, coffee, flowers). It is important to take breaks between sets so that there is a certain contrast between the usual and the inhaling fragrances.
The method helps the brain to reorganize neuroplastically. This was proven in a study of volunteers who inhaled different foods (lemon, cinnamon, coffee, eucalyptus, chocolate, lavender, strawberries, thyme) for a week. Most of the participants in the experiment soon began to smell. Only in isolated cases did the symptom not recede.
Note that loss of taste and smell is the main symptom. There are many more non-obvious signs of infection, which include mental disorder, rashes on the body, dizziness, lack of sleep, drowsiness, depressed consciousness, hair loss. If we talk about massive symptoms, then this is an increase in body temperature, squeezing in the chest, muscle pain, sore throat, cough.
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