The first symptom of coronovirus infection may be loss of smell and taste!


Coronavirus infection can show different symptoms in the elderly and young people. Among the common symptoms are; there is cough, fever, sore throat, dry cough, weakness and fatigue. However, the sudden loss of smell and taste in the middle age group and young people is also one of the symptoms in people who have had asymptomatic coronavirus infection and may be related to coronavirus. Viruses taken from the upper respiratory tract can be colonized in the nasal and throat mucosa and destroyed by the body, or they can go to the lungs through the breath and also cause infection like pneumonia.

The most common cause of loss of smell and taste

Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım, ” Infected upper respiratory tract infections are the most common cause of loss of smell and taste. When we evaluate the current situation, a sudden loss of smell and taste may occur in young people and middle-aged people during Asymptomatic Coronavirus infection. Our primary goal in explaining this is that these people must quarantine themselves, because they can infect unconsciously and carry the virus. Severe infections can occur in the elderly by transmitting this infection to their families at home in their homes.

Also, in young people, this Coronavirus infection can be experienced in the form of mild sore throat, nausea and diarrhea. Symptoms of mild headache, runny nose, sore throat, weakness, sometimes loss of smell, taste, sometimes diarrhea and sometimes dry cough and fever can be associated with coronavirus, which is now common all over the world.

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