Anosmia Loss of Smell Sense
What is Smell loss?
The loss of smell has implications affecting the quality of life, and in some cases, isolation and depression. This is one of the five senses and loss of one sense greatly affects day to day life. How? Loss of smell may affect your ability to smell a gas leak in your home. Smell is often used to distinguish spoiled food or affect your ability to notice burning. Loss of smell also affects our taste.
COVID-19 Related Loss of Smell
Defining types of smell loss
Anosmia is a complete loss of the sense of smell. This can be acquired and congenital (from birth)
Hyposmia is a diminished sense of smell
Parosmia is a distorted sense of smell.
Phantosmia is experiencing smells when none is physically present.
Smell Self Assessment
1. I can tell the difference between salt and sugar. Yes /No
2. I can taste vinegar. Yes /No
3. My food tastes differently to the way it should and odors that are pleasant to others are unpleasant to me. Yes /No
4. I sometimes smell things that other people can’t smell. People tell me there is no smell present. Yes /No
5. I can detect some sort of vague smells, but I can't make sene of them
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