You may not have fully regained your COVID sense of smell; What researchers want you to know The Times of India


The research, published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery journal, studied the latest reports of COVID-19 cases in the US with the help of the COVID Tracking Project, looking at cases reported between January 13, 2020 and March 7. 2021, after which the study compared infection rates with data from two other studies, which showed that 52.7 percent of people with coronavirus had lost their sense of smell, of whom 95.3% had recovered.

With these findings, the researchers were able to estimate the number of people who experienced olfactory dysfunction (OD) but did not regain it.

According to experts, “these data suggest an emerging public health concern of OD and an urgent need for research that focuses on the treatment of COVID-19 cod.”

On several occasions, study co-author J. F. Piccirillo, MD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, has said the number has increased significantly. Patients seeking therapy for olfactory dysfunction, which according to the doctor prompts them to study this health issue in more and more detail.