Loss of smell: Is it Covid-19 or the common cold?

Losing one's sense of smell can occur in both Covid-19 and the common cold, but Covid-19 patients are unlikely to have a blocked or runny nose. — 123rf.com

Recent research from a European group of smell disorder experts finds that the loss of smell associated with Covid-19 differs from what you might typically experience with a bad cold or flu.

The study published in the journal Rhinology on Aug 19 (2020) is the first to compare how people with Covid-19 smell and taste disorders differ from those with other causes of upper respiratory tract infections.

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