Parosmia is an altered sense of smell.
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
An altered sense of smell occurs in approximately 15% of the US population.
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
Possible causes[edit | edit source]
- a cold or flu
- sinus infection
- an allergy, e.g. hayfever
- nasal polyops (growths in your nose)
- COVID-19 may cause a loss of sense of smell (anosmia)
- Long COVID
News and articles[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Smell Disorders - NIDCD
References[edit | edit source]
- "Lost or changed sense smell". National Health Service. December 21, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
- "Smell Disorders". NIDCD. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
- Soriano, Joan B.; Allan, Maya; Alsokhn, Carine; Alwan, Nisreen A.; Askie, Lisa; Davis, Hannah E.; Diaz, Janet V.; Dua, Tarun; de Groote, Wouter; Jakob, Robert; Lado, Marta; Marshall, John; Murthy, Srin; Preller, Jacobus; Relan, Pryanka; Schiess, Nicoline; Seahwag, Archana (October 6, 2021), A clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition by a Delphi consensus, World Health Organization (WHO) clinical case definition working group on post COVID-19 condition, World Health Organization
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