#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: I Can’t Taste Or Smell Food Anymore

Q: Hello my dear doctor Please want can I do when i cant taste any food and my nose is not perceiving any smell

A: Hey! Thanks for writing in.

The symptoms you describe could e due to a common cold, to be honest, but given that his has recently formally added to the list of symptoms of COVID-19, you should call your country’s/state’s hotline for guidance on what to do and where to get tested, if need be.

As a reminder of symptoms of COVID-19, I repeat an earlier post.

Common symptoms of corona virus are a fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and cough. The cough can be of any type, but it is most commonly a dry cough.

Unfortunately, most of these symptoms are present in a serious common cold or flu, and so they are not necessarily symptoms of corona virus every time they are experienced.

To be safe, any time these symptoms are observed together, after recent travel or contact with people who have been diagnosed with the virus, or in locations with community transmission, please consult your doctor or call the COVID-19 hotline. Calling in with your symptoms is a better idea than visiting the health facility for now.

The hotline will advise on the next course of action.

Stay safe, people!

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