A third of long Covid patients suffer persistent smell loss, with almost a fifth experiencing loss of taste Even though the loss of taste and smell is no longer the classic symptoms of Covid, it is still the most prevalent sign of long Covid.
A new study has revealed that a third of long Covid patients suffer persistent smell loss, with almost a fifth experiencing loss of taste.
The study also showed that long COVID can also affect your sex life. A team of researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, has been studying the relationship between Covid and parosmia, where people experience strange and often unpleasant smell distortions.
The findings have been published in the journal International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. "Long Covid is a complex condition that develops during or after having covid, and it is classified as such when symptoms continue for more than 12 weeks," said lead researcher Carl Philpott, UEA. "Symptoms include headache, myalgia, fatigue and loss of taste and smell.