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MooseyGoose90 Mon 16-Nov-20 20:02:27

Partner tested positive for COVID last Monday, very minimal symptoms just a high temp for half a day. I tested negative.

Within 3 days I developed an awful head cold and lost all loss of taste and smell. Assuming this is COVID, and I seem to be getting better slowly but when can I expect the smell and taste to return?

I can smell nothing at all! The only thing I seem to be able to taste is salt.

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Porcupineinwaiting Tue 17-Nov-20 04:02:58

Any time from a few days to never. But most likely within a week or two.

siblingrevelryagain Tue 17-Nov-20 04:13:30

I’m still not fully functioning in the smell and taste dept., having likely had Covid mid-March. Some things smell permanently different (can’t bear the smell of onions now, anything with eucalyptus smells like ammonia/wee which I’m gutted about as it was my favourite smell and I have it in candles/bath products etc).

I even worry now about putting too much perfume on, as I can barely smell it when I spray.

BahHumbygge Tue 17-Nov-20 09:55:06

Try taking a zinc supplement, loss of taste and smell can be a symptom of severe zinc deficiency, and you can deplete your zinc supplies rapidly fighting a viral infection as zinc has a crucial role preventing viral replication. Also drink green tea and eat lots of brightly coloured fruit & veg (esp red onions/apples) as they help with zinc absorption.

DumplingsAndStew Tue 17-Nov-20 11:30:02

Sorry I'm struggling to understand the timeline. Did you get tested before you were symptomatic? If your symptoms have come on since your negative test, shouldn't you be tested again?

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