While loss of smell is a symptom of COVID-19, don't panic -- there are a variety of other possible causes, one expert says.
"It can be due to nasal or sinus inflammation, or other viral infections distinct from COVID-19," explained Dr. Bobby Tajudeen, director of rhinology, sinus surgery and skull base surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests.
Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, you may smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate may smell like gasoline. Parosmia has been linked to COVID-19 and other viruses and hea...
If you're a senior who can't smell onions, smoke, chocolate or natural gas, it's time to see your doctor.
Seniors who lose their sense of smell -- which doctors call olfactory dysfunction -- have higher odds of dying from all causes within five years, new research shows. Scientists had previously found a link between olfactory dysfunction and impaired thinking and memory.
Here's a clue that you may have coronavirus that might surprise you: a loss of your sense of smell.
Groups representing ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists in Britain and the United States have issued guidances that a sudden loss of a person's sense of smell may be a sign of infection with the new coronavirus.
It's not a completely unexpected finding, since a temporary in...
Don't blame a loss of taste on your mouth, new research suggests.
Instead, most people can thank their nose for the problem, the study authors said.
The research team at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Smell and Taste Disorders Center examined the records of 358 patients who were evaluated for a taste disorder or combined taste/smell disorder between 1980 and 2017.
Unpleasant phantom odors haunt many older Americans, a new study finds.
Of more than 7,400 people over age 40 who took part in a federal health survey, 6.5 percent said they experience nasty odors -- such as burning hair or the reek of an ashtray -- from nowhere. That's 1 in 15 people.
As folks age, their ability to identify odors tends to decrease, but their detection of p...