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Why Some People Say Certain Foods Smell and Taste Really Gross After COVID-19

Why Some People Say Certain Foods Smell and Taste Really Gross After COVID-19

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What is parosmia, exactly?

Parosmia is a change in the normal perception of odors, like when the smell of something familiar is distorted, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Parosmia can also cause something that normally smells nice to smell bad.

What do you smell when you have parosmia?

It depends. Everyone seems to have a somewhat unique experience, but in many cases, it’s not pleasant.

Some people with parosmia will experience the same unpleasant scent for a variety of things (so, lemons and coffee may both smell like garbage) while others will experience unique scents f...

What causes Parosmia?

More than half of people who lose their sense of smell due to a virus will go on to have parosmia.

Although the exact reason parosmia occurs is unclear, the prevailing theory is that when the olfactory nerves (which connect your nose to your brain) are damaged by a virus, head injury, the c...

How is parosmia treated?

Parosmia is typically treated with something known as olfactory training or scent training, which involves inhaling a particular scent and thinking about what that scent should smell like. So, if you were inhaling the scent of lemon, you would try to remember what lemon smells like at th...

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