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A 25-year-old female asked:

Does loss of smell indicate that its the early stages of covid and does it indicated that more severe symptoms are yet to come?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
A symptom: It is one of the symptoms associated with COVID 19. Other symptoms are similar to flu symptoms. Severe infection is characterized by respiratory distress.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Anosmia: The loss of sense of smell does not mean that the person will necessarily have a more severe COVID 19 outcome. There are some people who have presented with this as an initial sx.

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Last updated Jan 10, 2021

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