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

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

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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 thi...

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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...

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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....

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