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Still can't smell?!

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FrankiesKnuckle Tue 28-Apr-20 21:28:20

I became ill with covid-19 almost 6 weeks ago. (Tested +ve as frontline NHS.) I don't remember much about the first few days and only noticed I'd lost my sense of taste and smell on day 5, just as I was feeling a bit better and wanting to eat.
My sense of taste returned after a few days but I still can't smell anything!
I get whiffs occasionally, they may be 'memory' smells.
I can put my face into a bag of coriander and not smell a thing, and I love coriander!
I almost cooked an off chicken last week - it was in date but I knew something wasn't right with it (couldn't smell it) and it was only when my child gagged coming into the kitchen pointing at the offending chicken that I binned it.
Having no sense of smell is kind of handy for work, mostly.
Anyone else?
Any idea when I can wake up and literally smell the coffee again?

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annonymousse Tue 28-Apr-20 21:31:37

I'm the same. Not as long as you but sense of taste has returned and still waiting for smells to come back.

BBCONEANDTWO Tue 28-Apr-20 21:32:15

So sorry you poor thing but so glad you are OK apart from the loss of smell

MilkNoSugars Tue 28-Apr-20 21:32:42

Following with interest as I'm in exactly the same position- started covid-19 symptoms 6 weeks ago (not tested as not key worker) and although my sense of taste has come back a bit (not fully there yet) I can't smell a thing!

FrankiesKnuckle Tue 28-Apr-20 22:10:33

Frustrating isn't it?!

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Freddie28 Tue 28-Apr-20 22:18:47

I had the full blown virus back in February, it's only been the past two weeks that that I can smell and taste things again. I could tell if something was sweet, but not any flavour or anything else.

KatyB222 Tue 28-Apr-20 22:24:25

Interesting... I have lost my sense of smell .. no particular other symptoms though. DH had a temperature and was really tired a month or so ago so we wondered if he's had a mild form of it..

I can't think why else my smell would go, I don't have a cold or hayfever. My nose just feels dry.

Anyone else had this?

Northernsoullover Tue 28-Apr-20 22:26:27

My friend became ill on the 17th March. Her sense of smell came back on Thursday just gone. It was a strong whiff of perfume that made her realise.

HeadacheAgainToday Tue 28-Apr-20 22:47:15

Same here. It's been several weeks and smell is back, but I us d to have a great sense of smell and now I can only smell things faintly. Hope I get back to normal at some point (but starting to doubt I will sad)

flowers12 Tue 28-Apr-20 22:50:37

Same here, tested positive at beginning of April and sense of smell and taste went on the second day and probably only about 10% is back now.

isitorisntit Tue 28-Apr-20 23:13:41

6+ weeks. Smell and taste week day 5. Lots of other lingering symlto. S. Smell has gone from nothing, to a waft on a breeze to about 10%. Taste from sweet/salty to about 10%. It's so upsetting.

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