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    Default Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Hi All,

    I had covid in March and now my sense of smell is still a bit impaired - it's really getting me down because I can't enjoy my fragrance hobby as much!

    I can still sort of smell but my senses are very muted and I get olfactory fatigue like 30 mins after spraying and can't smell any more.

    Anyone experience this too? Any tips?

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    i havent had it yet but my buddy got it and he said his sense of smell and taste were 100% gone. he was sending me videos of him eating raw onions and all this ridiculous stuff just to prove it didnt bother him ha. he said it is still lingering on (the loss of taste of sense and smell). from what i have read, it takes quite awhile to come back 100%
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Seems like it might be a good time to paint the interior of your house.

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    No, but that sounds terrible and I hope you make a full recovery soon. Apparently it’s caused by inflammation in your olfactory crest, and you may be able to get therapy for it. https://www.sciencealert.com/scienti...people-s-smell
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Quote Originally Posted by avo1811 View Post
    i havent had it yet but my buddy got it and he said his sense of smell and taste were 100% gone. he was sending me videos of him eating raw onions and all this ridiculous stuff just to prove it didnt bother him ha. he said it is still lingering on (the loss of taste of sense and smell). from what i have read, it takes quite awhile to come back 100%
    Ouch!! That is some serious damage.

    Sending positive wishes to all BNers and their friends and family that may have been affected.

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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Sounds terrible. I'm so sorry you're going through this.

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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Like someone said above, it can take a while for it getting back to normal. Almost everything about the disease is new. If you are still in doubt and it’s annoying you too much, meet an otolaryngologist.
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Know a few people who are currently going through the same thing. One of my friends said it's getting better as time goes.
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Luckily I haven't experienced this yet.

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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Haven't experienced that but one option to boost your immune system is juicing, smoothie, and coffee enema.

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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Luckily I haven't experienced this yet.
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery hope everything goes back to normal for you.
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Try 20mg of zinc a day for a few weeks.
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Do you mean loss or reduction?

    l haven't experienced this myself, but l really feel for those who are going through this, & l hope their senses do return to normal eventually. The thought of any permanent loss is too awful to contemplate.
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    Default Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Reduction in olfactory sensitivity not because of COVID (knock on wood), but due to seasonal allergy.

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    Thankfully speaking personally not so far.

    Furthermore, was lucky enough to enjoy even the low (er) more moderate performance scents owned with a quite decent projection and longevity, while the more beast mode ones even more so-largely if not even entirely independent of the current situation.

    Thus while sorry to have few or not tips to enjoy fragrances even more and/or better (being still largely fine within realist boundaries with the performance of current scents), more testing of not just scents, but also of essential oils often used in perfumery and/or cosmetics and/or of scented products in general (both fragrance/cosmetic ones and/or otherwise).

    Seconding this advice if already mentioned, should and since these might at least marginally increase the chances, if not to perceive and like more most notes, at least to regain a focus and/or newfound appreciation for distinct fragrances.

    As much as their single notes, also their in house specific styles, certain especially but not exclusively vintage styles and releases of these, trends, genders covered by these and also more details worthy some additional insights.




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