Need help regaining your sense of smell and taste post Covid-19?

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If you had Covid-19, you most likely experienced loss of taste and smell. Some people reported that they got it back after recovering but there are a few people who are still struggling with these two senses. Some say that their sense of taste and smell hasn’t returned to normal even after months of having recovered from the disease.

What are the 10 most possible reasons should prompt you to visit and schedule a consultation with our highly experienced dental professionals? Find out below!

1. Castor oil

Try putting a drop of warm castor oil in each nostril. It is necessary to do it twice a day for the best results, as this helps inflammation in the nasal passage.

2. Garlic

This is not going taste good (but then again, if you are reading this- you probably won’t taste it), but put 2 to 3 chopped garlic pods to a cup of water. Boil the ingredients in a saucepan,  cool it down, strain it completely, and drink it.

3. Lemon

Lemon and honey… The properties of these two ingredients can help with the return of taste and smell.

4. Ginger

The aroma of ginger is strong and can enhance your sense of smell and taste (and on a side note is really good for nausea from pregnancy, motion sickness, altitude sickness…)

5. Peppermint

Take ten peppermint leaves and add them to a cup of water. Boil the ingredients in a saucepan. Strain the solution once it cools down and add some honey to it. Since the main constituent of peppermint leaves is menthol, it’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial in nature which can alter your sense of smell and taste.

We know that regaining the sense of smell and taste is essential; we hope these suggestions help a little. While there is no demonstrated solution to do so after recovering from Coronavirus, you can always rely on diet changes and home remedies which may assist you to recuperate quicker.

Visit Welch Dental Group today – a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for every dental patient, including you and your family. Here at our practice, you will feel involved in your care when you are given a choice in the way your treatment is provided. Call us at 281.395.2112 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment.