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A 25-year-old female asked:

Ive been experiencing loss of smell post covid-19 diagnosis. its been 5 months post recovery. should i be worried?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: Unfortunately, in a few people the loss of sense of smell could be permanent. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200604/covid19-loss-of-smell-taste-might-be-long-term#1 Wish you good health!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Anosmia: Although most people will start to recover sense of smell within a week or two of symptom resolution, there are many who have much longer last sequela. It may take many months for sense of smell to return and there is no guarantee that this symptom will resolve for everyone.

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