A 50-year-old female asked:
My husband, daughter, and son have all been sick with flu like symptoms. this happened about 2 weeks ago. now, i can't smell or taste. thinking covid related. how long before they return? i hope it's not permanent?
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Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anosmnia: Most COVID 19 patients with anosmia recover within 3 weeks. The median time to have return of sense of smell is 7 days. However, please be aware that for some people, the lack of smell may linger for much longer.
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