Smell training, not steroids, should be first treatment option for Covid-19 smell loss, experts say

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Loss of smell. Woman not able to smell the scent of a lemon. Loss of smell is a possible symptom of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Loss of smell. Woman not able to smell the scent of a lemon. Loss of smell is a possible symptom of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Loss of smell, or anosmia, has been one of the most frustrating symptoms of Covid-19 infection for some people. 

A study published earlier this year estimates that around 86% of those who contract Covid-19 lose some, or all, of their ability to smell - and it's common among people who have milder infections.

In some cases, the symptom may persist for longer than six weeks and require treatment.

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