Some COVID-19 survivors claim that the virus has caused severe damage to their smell, causing them to smell “disgusting” smells such as fish and toast.
“Sky News” reported that Dr. Nirmal Kumar, a British ear, nose and throat surgeon, said that among recovered virus patients, this “very strange” phenomenon is called paranoia.
“This morning, I saw two patients with delusions. One of them said that they could smell fish instead of any other smell, while the other could smell the smell of burning when there was no smoke.
Kumar said that he found strange symptoms “due to exposure to the virus in the hospital, the incidence of young people and medical staff has increased.”
He said: “His virus is affecting the nerves at the top of the nose-like an impact on your nervous system, and the nerves are not working properly.”
Daniel Saveski, a 24-year-old banker from London, said that after losing his sense of smell and taste while fighting the virus, he began to experience special symptoms.
He said that strong-smelling things such as trash cans now emit a sulphur smell or “like toast bread.”
He said: “It reduces my enjoyment of food and prevents me from smelling certain foods, which is frustrating.”
Lynn Corbett, who works for a real estate agent in Sussex, England, said she also lost her sense of smell in the fight against the virus.
She said that she came back three months later, “It doesn’t smell much.”
The 52-year-old said: “Most things smell disgusting. This sickly sweet smell is hard to describe because I have never seen it before.”
She said that although she used to be a coffee fan, she now finds the smell “unbearable”.
She said gasoline and beer also have an unbearable stench.
But she said that even if her sense of smell did not recover, she was grateful that she had survived the virus.
She said: “I’m fine, I just feel lucky. If I do suffer from coronavirus like me, then I won’t be seriously ill, hospitalized or die like many others.”