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Colds and flu

Question
Posted by: Lisa | 2020/03/22

Q.

Lost of taste after flu

I have lost my sense of smell and taste even 5 days after the flu. Should I see a doctor? This has never happened to me before.

Expert's Reply

A.

Flu expert
- 2020/03/27

Hi Lisa

This can happen after the flu or any other type of virus, and can sometimes take a few weeks to months to improve. If you do not have any other symptoms that concern you, then you can wait and you do not have to go to the doctor. If you have any other symptoms that developed with the loss of sense and smell, such as a severe headache or fever, then rather go to the doctor. Good luck and stay safe. 

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