Smell Training in Prolonged COVID-19 PostInfectious Olfactory Dysfunction: A Case Report
Keywords:Anosmia, COVID-19, Olfactory Bulb, Olfaction Disorders
Objective: To report the case of a woman who underwent smell training for post-infectious olfactory dysfunction presumably from COVID-19.
Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary Private Training Hospital
Result: A 41-year-old woman who developed olfactory dysfunction attributed to COVID-19 underwent smell training. At baseline, her responses were mostly “no smell,” and those reported as “can smell a bit” were rated as distorted. After three months, she could now smell items that she previously could not smell, but these smells were still distorted. At the time of this writing, she was on her 4th month of smell training.
Conclusion: Although we cannot rule out spontaneous resolution of anosmia in our patient, we would like to think that smell training contributed to her recovery of smell.
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