3 Ways to Treat Loss of Smell From Covid-19

A doctor outlines potential approaches

Bo Stapler, MD
Elemental
Published in
5 min readAug 23, 2020

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At first glance, anosmia, or loss of smell, may seem like a trivial consequence of Covid-19 when compared to the other vital organ systems that can be affected. However, smell plays a key role in our daily lives and can easily be taken for granted until it’s suddenly gone.

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Bo Stapler, MD
Elemental

Health & science writer on Elemental & other pubs. Hospitalist physician in internal medicine & pediatrics. Interpreter of medical jargon. bostapler.medium.com