How to Improve These 3 Lingering Symptoms of COVID-19

Here's how to help get back your sense of smell and normal breathing

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Whether someone has experienced a severe or mild COVID-19 case, doctors are seeing a common thread: some patients are still experiencing symptoms like loss of smell and shortness of breath even after they recover. These patients are referred to as "COVID Long-Haulers." If this is you or someone you know, here are some tips to help improve three common long-term side effects.


Loss of Smell

The COVID-19 virus invades a part of your brain called the olfactory bulb, which is why patients lose their sense of smell. So it helps to do some "smell training" to remind the neurons what smell is! Grab four things that have a very distinct odor (orange, roses, mint, candles, etc.), and smell each for 10 seconds. Do this every morning and evening. And since your smell and taste are so intricately linked in your body, the hope is that your taste comes back too during this process.

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