When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell

By Laurence COUSTAL

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My wife lost her sense of smell several years ago. I think it was a side effect from drugs she was taking.

When she's in the kitchen I need to be alert. Is she burning something. Did she turn the grill off.

Our sense of smell helps to protect us.

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our sense of smell also allows us to avoid reproduction with close relatives , thus ensuring the continuation and health of the human race

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Our sense of smell helps to protect us.

The morning after I've had a good night out, my wife would disagree with you.

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I don't know about other readers, but the prospect of this happening to me is terrifying. I find so much joy in food, and food is not the same if you can't experience its fragrance. Ugh, fingers crossed, I guess.

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For many, if not most with Covid, their sense of smell never goes away. And, for most survivors who did lose it, their sense of smell returns.

For my son, his sense of smell returned shortly after his other symptoms subsided. In fact, it was that particular symptom that confirmed he indeed was suffering from Covid, not just a flu. Luckily, he was able to suffer through it at home, and didn't have to be hospitalized. It took about three weeks or so of total bed rest for an otherwise healthy 30-year-old.

When I see those idiots on the news partying without masks, saying "I'm young, it doesn't affect me", I just want to smack them. Not to mention that if they carry the virus around without masks, it affects lots of others.

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"What I miss most is the smell of my son when I kiss him, the smell of my wife's body," says Jean-Michel Maillard.

So he doesn't kiss his wife but...

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I was born without a sense of smell (congenital anosmia). You don't miss what you've never had.

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