Long COVID and smell: How to get the treatment you need – CTV

Oct. 15, 2022

It’s been months since your ability to taste and smell disappeared after a COVID-19 infection. You’ve tried to schedule an appointment with a specialist — if you were able to find one — only to discover waiting lists of six months or longer.

“There was this explosion of patient calls after the pandemic started, and we couldn’t see 10% of the patients that wanted to come to the clinic,” said Dr. Justin Turner, associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Unfortunately, that’s still the case, leaving many who have yet to recover their sense of smell and taste struggling to find help, said rhinologist Dr. Zara Patel, who is a surgeon who focuses on treatment of the nose and sinuses.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/long-covid-and-smell-how-to-get-the-treatment-you-need-1.6110661

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