Advice for patients with new-onset anosmia during COVID-19 pandemic
An increasing number of patients is struggling with the new-onset loss of smell during COVID-19 pandemic.
Please read the ENT-UK statement by Prof. Claire Hopkins on this topic:
The statement explains also the management options which include smell training and use of alpha-lipoic acid, omega3 supplements, and using Vitamin A drops in the nose. None of these has been trialled in COVID-19 infection and so advice may change and be updated.
Link to smell training video:
Smell training Coronavirus
I enclose practical information on where
to obtain the supplements (examples):
Alpha Lipoic Acid 300mg
Vitamin A-drops, 2500 IU (use 4 drops per side to achieve total 10000IU)
We recommend applying Vitamin A-drops in Kaiteki position. Click here to open the link.
Please see these websites for updates on the loss of smell related to COVID-19:
Consultant ENT & Rhinology Surgeon
27 Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR
T +44 (0) 20 3103 0066
M +44 (0) 7539 998 211