If you are one of those people who have experienced a decrease or lack of smell and taste, or if you cannot enjoy the smell and taste of food due to a cold and fever, join us in the following.
Taste and smell gone after fever
These days, the covid19 pandemics seem to be a reduction or lack of smell and taste of the early manifestations of the virus.
Therefore, any person who has recently undergone changes, reduction or complete lack of odors and tastes. In this case, you must be thinking about getting infected with the new virus, which means that fever and lethargy, along with changes in these two senses, will often equate to getting you to covid19, unless there is strong evidence to support another diagnosis.
Covid 19 and lack of taste and smell
Limited studies have shown that eighty percent (in some studies more than two-thirds are written) of people who test positive for Covid19 will have olfactory or taste changes. And this symptom usually indicates that the severity of the disease has been mild to moderate, and usually after a few days to a few weeks the lost senses have returned to normal, but there may be people who have permanent and long-term olfactory changes. And taste after fever and inflammation, to prove this hypothesis, we need more time and more studies
So in the current context of the corona epidemic, the reduction and lack of smell and taste in spite of fever or even after fever, should be taken seriously and the possibility of developing covid19 should be considered. Unless a valid test proves another reason.
What other reasons could there be for a decrease or lack of smell and taste?
The olfactory nerve is located very close to the mucosa of your nasal wall. This nerve carries the stimulation of odors to the brain so that you can understand and recognize different types of scents. All of the factors that cause your nasal mucosa to thicken, such as inflammation of the nasal mucosa, increase the thickness of the nasal wall and reduce olfactory nerve stimulation. It is important to know that most cases of taste loss are accompanied by a decrease or lack of smell, in other words, the presence of taste loss alone is very rare. So, by relieving the fever and inflammation and returning the nasal mucosa to its normal state, the smell and then the taste will be corrected.
- Simple viral colds:
Viruses that cause colds usually cause a mild fever, runny or stuffy nose, headache, facial pain, sneezing, and sore throat. In these cases, by reducing inflammation and fever, your lost smell and taste will be corrected
Influenza viruses cause inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory system, you will have a fever higher than a simple cold, body aches, coughs and fatigue can be very annoying, in addition to fever, lack of taste and smell in the flu is annoying, with the elimination of inflammation and the recovery from boredom, little by little, the lost senses will return
Inflammation of sinusitis following viral infections, bacteria, and fungi may be associated with headache, facial pain, maxillofacial pain, nasal congestion, and fever.
The final words
We have listed above the causes that cause fever and lack of smell and taste; do not forget that the causes of this lack of senses are very wide.
- Drinking alcohol
- Exposure to polluted air
- Dry mouth, tongue and nose
All items above will cause you to lose your sense of smell and taste after a fever.