Covid smells ‘burnt rubber’, woman smells ‘rotten onion’


In the study on the symptom of the loss of smell of the corona virus, it was suggested that men who survived the virus smell burnt rubber and women smell rotten onions.

In the research conducted by Akdeniz University faculty members within the scope of corona virus and odor loss, it was revealed that the odor loss was not permanent in those who had the disease, but the problem of different perception of odors was seen 6 months after recovery.

As a result of the research, it was stated that the loss of smell ends after 72 days in women and 87 days in men.

Akdeniz University (AU) faculty member Prof. Dr. Murat Altaş and Dr. Murat Duyan said that men with the corona virus smell ‘burnt rubber’ and women smell ‘rotten onion’.

PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL

Dr. Stating that one of the most important symptoms of the new type of coronavirus epidemic that affects the world is the loss of smell, Murat Duyan said, “This situation, which is called ‘anosmia’ in medical language, has been the subject of many studies.”

Dr. Duyan said, “We sent our patients with odor perception disorder to an international medical journal as a clinical study. Our study was published. After being infected with Covid-19, anosmia with total odor loss can develop. Male patients start to smell after 87 days after total odor loss. Interesting here. “Our female patient started to smell about 72 days after the loss of smell. But the smells reminded of the smell of rotten onions.”

PATIENTS DIRECTED TO SCENTING TRAINING

Stating that these patients with Covid-19 were diagnosed with ‘parosmia’, which is a olfactory disorder, after neurological, psychiatric and ear, nose and throat (ENT) examinations, Dr. Murat Duyan said, “Although it has been about 5-6 months, our patients still have smell disorder. We directed our patients to receive scent training to our physicians in the ENT department due to the loss of smell function.”

ODOR DISORDER IS THE SUBJECT OF ENT EXPERTS

Stating that anosmia continues for a few weeks after the patient gets rid of Covid-19, Dr. Murat Duyan said, “However, there is not enough data on how long the parosmia (perception of existing odors) period lasts in the late period. In the light of our report, we recommend that Covid-19 patients with odor disorders should be followed up as they may have symptoms that may occur in the late period. to be directed to otolaryngologists, “he said.

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