Can You Lose Taste and Smell From Allergies?

When it comes to allergies, you might not know all the symptoms related to them. In fact, allergies present more than 50 symptoms in total. Today, we will take a closer look at a specific symptom, we will ask ourselves: Can you lose taste and smell with allergies ?

Being in a covid situation, we might be worried about wheter it is allergies or covid.

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Covid symptoms vs allergy symptoms

Is losing taste and smell with allergies possible?

Yes, losing taste and smell is a possible symptom of allergies, that doesn’t mean it isn’t covid .

As seen in the image, you can also experience a runny nose and some coughing.

What should you do?

Stay home and maintain social distancing precautions. If you have mild symptoms, the most important thing you can do – for yourself and others – is to stay home, and take precautions to prevent potential spread. Then, monitor your symptoms. If you have the same symptoms every day, it’s probably allergies. You’ll want to get in touch with a doctor via phone or telehealth if your symptoms get worse, or you’re having trouble breathing. If you have a mobile testing unit near you, you can consider getting tested if you meet testing guidelines and CDC recommendations.

What can I do to ease allergy symptoms? 

Keep the windows closed at home to keep pollen out. There are several once-daily non-sedating antihistamines on the market, as well as nasal steroids. They are all over the counter, so you don’t need a prescription and they can help control your seasonal allergy symptoms. If your symptoms get better, you’ll know it was likely allergies.

If you need further help on how to ease the symptoms, read our article on the topic: Try these tips

Bottom line, what should we do if we show symptoms of allergy or something that might be COVID-19?

Stay home and maintain social distancing precautions. If you have mild symptoms, the most important thing you can do – for yourself and others – is to stay home, and take precautions to prevent potential spread. Then, monitor your symptoms. If you have the same symptoms every day, it’s probably allergies. You’ll want to get in touch with a doctor via phone or telehealth if your symptoms get worse, or you’re having trouble breathing. If you have a mobile testing unit near you, you can consider getting tested if you meet testing guidelines and CDC recommendations.

It can be a scary time, but it’s important to remember that most people with COVID-19 will be asked to wait out the disease in their homes. For guidance on how to quarantine, while keeping other members of your home safe, known as “home isolation,” read this useful guide from the CDC.

Theo Jenkins MD

Experienced blogger sharing the most important allergies related info on the internet!

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