Smell Training in Prolonged COVID-19 PostInfectious Olfactory Dysfunction: A Case Report

Keywords: Anosmia, COVID-19, Olfactory Bulb, Olfaction Disorders

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Objective: To report the case of a woman who underwent smell training for post-infectious olfactory dysfunction presumably from COVID-19.

Methods:

Design: Case Report

Setting: Tertiary Private Training Hospital

Patient: One

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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Published
2021-05-30
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Villar PMA, Chua R, Robles R. Smell Training in Prolonged COVID-19 PostInfectious Olfactory Dysfunction: A Case Report. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2021May30 [cited 2021Jun.15];36(1):37. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/1655