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:

https://bit.ly/2Vignea

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9rNrfv0SU0

 

I enclose practical information on where

to obtain the supplements (examples):

Alpha Lipoic Acid 300mg

https://amzn.to/2RmhQi8

 

Omega3 supplements

https://amzn.to/2JPSTHK

 

Vitamin A-drops, 2500 IU (use 4 drops per side to achieve total 10000IU)

https://bit.ly/2Rlk4OU

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:

https://abscent.org/

https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Pavol Surda

Consultant ENT & Rhinology Surgeon

27 Tooley Street, London SE1 2PR

T +44 (0) 20 3103 0066

M +44 (0) 7539 998 211

mrsurda@theclinic.co.uk

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