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An estimated 27 million people worldwide are still suffering what appears to be long-term negative effects on their sense of taste and/or smell after contracting.
According to new research published Wednesday in(the British Medical Association's peer-reviewed medical journal), "about 5% of and taste dysfunction six months after COVID-19."
The journal notes that about 550 million people have reported contracting COVID-19 globally, putting that 5% at an estimated 27 million.
"Having these now millions more people worldwide with decreased ability to smell — that may simply be a newcrisis," Stanford University rhinologist Dr. Zara Patel (who was not involved in the study published Wednesday) told .
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The report also notes that about 75% of the people in groups looked at by researchers — in 18 previous studies worldwide, across several demographics — regained their sense of taste/smell within a month.
"Olfactory training, started as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms, is the only disease specific intervention with evidence of efficacy for the treatment of post-infectious olfactory dysfunction," researchers advise. "Patients are advised to sniff and try to identify a sequence of fourrose, eucalyptus, lemon, and clove — for 15 seconds twice a day over the course of several months."
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They add, "In addition to the use of nasal steroids, which aim to resolve SARS-CoV-2 induced inflammation, other treatments that have shown some, albeit marginal, benefit in small clinical trials include intranasal vitamin A and supplements of alpha lipoic acid and omega 3 fatty acids."
The new data arrives after, in January of last year, researchers discovered that olfactory dysfunction — the reduced or distorted ability to smell, and a common symptom of COVID-19 — was, as indicated by a patient who shows no evidence of viral pneumonia or loss of oxygen, and is able to recover at home.
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The latter study, published in the, analyzed the loss of smell (with which sense of taste is commonly associated) in 2,581 COVID-19 patients from 18 hospitals in Europe between March 22 and June 3, 2020.
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Sense of smell reappeared after an average of 18 to 21 days, with 95% of patients getting their smell back within six months.
Meanwhile, the loss of smell was reported in just 4% of moderate COVID-19 cases and in nearly 7% of severe-to-critical cases, that study said.
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