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RCOT suggests doctors look for “Smell Disorders”

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Royal College of Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons of Thailand, suggests those in the health sector mark smell disorders as one of the primary symptoms that appears in Covid-19 patients; the symptoms may range from a weak ability to smell, to a complete loss of the ability to smell.

 

A number of research projects, report that there is a relationship between the Covid-19 infection and a patient’s loss of the ability to smell . The results show that on average, 2 out of 3 patients have a weaker ability to smell anything.

 

Meanwhile, up to 30 percent of patients who have mild symptoms such as a high fever, a cough, sore throat, or a clogged or runny nose, also have a reduced ability to smell.

 

The college has asked doctors and health sector workers to prioritize this symptom and has suggested a diagnosis of anyone who has an acute loss of the ability to smell and taste within 7 days, especially people who are being quarantined. They should avoid providing oral steroid medication to those with a smell and taste loss.

 

On record is the case of man with a suspected COVID-19 infection in Sakon Nakhon Province, who had returned home after working in Phuket. The patient had a fever, a headache, a dry throat and nose, and had lost the ability to smell and taste. The patient was later confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.

 

Source: http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG200409130138892

 

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Blimey, i better take a shower than, i shower once a month whether i need it or not...

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My wife catches me out sometimes after she has Som Tam for lunch.....payback comes often at bedtime. Playing "Dutch ovens" got old pretty quick for her in the early days when we first got together.

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22 minutes ago, dinsdale said:

Google it. The link between CCP virus and loss of taste and smell has been known for some time now.

You are missing the point, anyone suffering with any type of flu symptoms suffer similar signs they are not restricted to CV

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Just now, Geoffggi said:

You are missing the point, anyone suffering with any type of flu symptoms suffer similar signs they are not restricted to CV

Quite right but I think the point is if you have covid like symptoms and a loss of smell and taste it should ring alarm bells.

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1 hour ago, Geoffggi said:

This is surely false news, if anyone has a blocked or runny nose when they have a common cold the result is the same - Loss or reduced sense of smell it's completely normal.....LOL

Yes, it is a common symptom of colds and flu, but that doesn't make it fake news. They are also coronavirus infections so it makes sense to include in a diagnosis.

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34 minutes ago, realfunster said:

 

Spot on dinsdale, slightly concerning this is only being discussed at this stage in Thailand !

I mentioned on the forum some weeks ago, with a reference.

 

Edit: Found it. Here's the reference that I posted. 

 

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/lost-smell-and-taste-hint-covid-19-can-target-the-nervous-system-67312

 

Edited by Moonlover

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