Simple Tricks to Recover Your Smell After Covid-19 Infection

Plost your sense of smell or did you experience olfactory changes after SARS-CoV-2 infection? Anosmia (complete loss of smell) and parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell) are some of the most common symptoms of Covid-19 and can even interfere with our ability to taste food. The good news is that there are techniques to recover this sense.

“About 65% of people infected with the coronavirus had changes in taste or smell”, explains otolaryngologist Alexandre Colombini to Metrópoles. Long-term olfactory losses happen because, during infection, the virus penetrates the olfactory bulb, the zone of the brain responsible for recognizing smells.

To reverse this situation, the doctor recommends olfactory training, a simple technique that should be performed twice a day, for at least three months.

See below for the steps you should take:

1- Start by preparing the ‘kit’. Put coffee powder, honey, cloves, balsamic vinegar, vanilla essence, tangerine juice and toothpaste in glass jars.

2- Twice a day, sniff each bottle for 10 seconds. Make intervals of about 15 seconds between one vial and another.

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