Parosmia – causing food to taste like trash. Many of us have continued to suffer with parasomnia since having covid at some point in the last 2 years. Many tastes and smells have returned but some are still lingering.
The most common foods that have changed with post covid parosmia are:
Your smell can also be affected. You may be experiencing a distorted smell with the following:
What causes parosmia? It’s basically when the nerve fibres in the nasal cavity that carry signals to the olfactory nerve are damaged. Our sense of taste is linked to our sense of smell; therefore taste is also affected. Parosmia was quite rare before covid so we did not talk much about it before.
So what can you do to live with or improve your parosmia?
The general consensus is that your brain will eventually correct the problem, but it can take a long time, so in the meantime try some of these suggestions to speed up that process.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.