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I have loss my sense of taste recently start last week

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 27, 2020 1:35 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, yesterday night I have tested my body temperature via my ear, it show 36.7. And then I felt that I have loss my taste since last week. But I don’t know this sickness is it related to covid19 or not . Please advice me. Thank you

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (morea than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

Patients with COVID have reported to lose sense of smell. In a way, smell may affect your sense of taste too.

Apart from COVID-19, loss of sense of taste can be due to multiple health conditions:

  • runny nose
  • allergic rhinitis
  • sinusitis
  • smoking
  • nerve problem
  • dehydration

The needs of screening test depends on your risk profile. To assess your risk, you are encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.

You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Fri Mar 27 2020 01:35:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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