Anosmia, Parosmia and Smell Training as a Tool for Post Viral Recovery
Professor Carl Philpott, Professor of Olfactology and Rhinology at the University of East Anglia Medical School, founder of the UK’s first smell and taste clinic and Director of Research and Medical Affairs at Fifth Sense, has spent many years researching and supporting patients with smell and taste disorders. As Covid-19 continues to leave increasing numbers of people affected by anosmia, hyposmia, parosmia and phantosmia, the research he (and other esteemed colleagues) have been doing, is constantly seeking answers. The Conversation highlights what people can do to at home to aid recovery click here to read more .
Recovery from smell disorders has been researched for many years and it continues to find encouraging evidence that associates smell training with parosmia recovery following a viral infection. For more on the science click here.
At Fifth Sense, we have been supporting people to undertake smell training and have a raft of online and downloadable resources, instructions and toolkits. SmellAbility©:Training & Testing is available to help people to help themselves – click here to access the easy to use tools.
If you need guidance on coping with parosmia or phantosmia, this guide may also help: Parosmia and Phantosmia Advice Sheet