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Loss of taste and smell

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weepingwillow22 Sat 16-May-20 09:16:39

Has anyone who has had coronavirus experiened loss of taste and smell and if so how did it start?

I have had a sore throat and headache for 2 days and food is now tasting a little wierd. Did you suddendly lose your sense of taste or was it gradual? I have not had any fever or cough.

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Babdoc Sat 16-May-20 09:36:17

Yes. I had high temp and swollen neck glands first, then terrible breathlessness and air hunger. My sense of taste went weird a few days later - everything tasted of strong chemical/disinfectant or weirdly perfumed. I was taken to hospital on oxygen on day 13, by which time my taste had returned to normal. I’m now nearly 8 weeks since falling ill, and struggling to get strength back.

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