Dr. Marc Tewfik explains how olfactory training can be done at home if COVID-19 has stolen your sense of smell. Dr. Tewfik is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University and an Investigator with the RI-MUHC RESP Program.
In a recent interview with CBC News, he discusses that up to 20% of people who lost their sense of smell after testing positive for COVID-19 don’t seem to recover their sense of smell or taste. He explains the importance of our sense of smell, and how olfactory training might work for some.
Olfactory training is easy and can be done at home. It involves smelling natural ingredients in jars twice a day for several months to help stimulate the nerve cells in the nose to regenerate.
Read the full article and interview here:
Has COVID-19 stolen your sense of smell? MUHC doctor suggests method to coax it back. CBC News Montreal. January 8, 2021