Recovered from COVID-19 here is how to get your smell back
The first symptom, confirming the presence of COVID-19 in a human body is loss of smell and taste, also called Anosmia. This becomes troublesome because neither can you taste or smell anything. More often, it becomes worrisome when it lasts prolonged. If you have recovered from COVID-19 with an absence of smelling sense then, here are some helpful facts for you to get back your smelling sense.
How to Get Back?
After recovering from COVID-19, the most suggested and easiest way is to start early small exercises abreast with an intake of vitamin A supplements, Alpha lipoic acid, and sometimes doctor’s prescribed nasal spray. Humans’ olfactory perception sometimes get damaged post-infection wherein, repeated short term exposure can be beneficial in the fastest recovery because olfactory training promotes smelling fibres and can be done at home.
A person can also smell some strong fragranced perfumes, citrus, coffee, turmeric powder, coconut, mint, clove, and different forms of oils to stimulate and activate the smelling cells. As per the Journal of Internal Medicine, it has observed that 95% of the covid infected patients have regained their smelling sense with olfactory therapies and training at home with guaranteed results and no side effects.
Alongside the good fragrances, some rotten fruits and vegetables work well. This seems and sounds unpleasant but contributes effectively in bringing back the odour. You can consider burnt oranges and onions, rotten apples and potatoes, etc. Undeniably they seem absurd but the effects are better.
Anosmia includes a runny nose and other nasal symptoms because the COVID-19 virus attaches to the nervous system and travels directly to the nose whereas, the nose attaches to the olfactory nerve that conveys sensations pertaining to taste buds, breathing habits and different odours to the brain. Generally, post-recovery from COVID-19, it becomes difficult to identify and recognize the smell and taste of different substances and all the eatables taste sweet.
Following the aforementioned training, a person can for sure get back the taste and odour; however, its recovery time varies from person to person. Olfactory training uses the neuroplasticity of the human body and secrets new cells that create neural pathways and helps a person in the fastest recovery.