Corona is revealed to be an insidious disease that affects the well-being of patients long after they have recovered.
Claudia Brenner from Munich is struggling with the long-term consequences.
late or long-term consequences
are there from being infected with the
A woman from Munich reports about her illness with Covid-19 - and about the "creepy" taste.
Such reports have been around for a long time.
Munich - Many citizens of Munich * will soon smell of Advent again - of vanilla croissants, mulled wine and fir greens.
Claudia Brenner (50) has always loved these flavors too.
But this year she has to do without it: "I only smell sulfur, everything tastes metallic and burnt." The cause is a
corona infection *
that was more than four months ago.
The bitterest thing: no doctor can predict the Munich resident whether and when her senses will fully recover.
Munich: Corona infection apparently great burden on the sense of taste - woman still has symptoms
Claudia Brenner had a cold in mid-July.
She does a
corona test at
the family doctor
“On the way to the practice, I thought back then: The world no longer smells like anything.” Two days later, the result comes: positive.
Apart from the disturbed sense of smell, she initially only has mild cold symptoms - until after four weeks the sense of taste also subsides.
"My tongue felt coated and furry - as if I'd been burned."
Both senses seem to normalize in mid-September.
But suddenly she ca
n't smell or taste anything
from one day to the next
: “A creepy feeling - and frustrating because I thought I was finally over with the junk.” Unfortunately, she hasn't until today: “It's desperate . "
Corona study on long-term symptoms - "Violent sensation disorders"
Brenner is not alone with her story of suffering, as the
Jülich Research Center
documented: It surveyed 4039 Covid patients: "The remarkable thing is the severity of the sensory disorders," explains neuroscientist Dr.
On average, the respondents' olfactory ability decreased by around 80 percent, the taste by 70 percent - most of them smelled and tasted nothing.
In addition, about every third reported a reduced burning, tingling or cold feeling in the mouth.
“We noticed such symptoms in the first patients we treated in January and February at our Munich Clinic Schwabing,” reports the renowned infectious disease
and chief physician
Professor Clemens Wendtner
Other than that, some patients had no symptoms - not even a cold.
Wendtner and ENT chief doctor Professor Wolfgang Wagner had tests carried out on 63 Covid patients.
Result: 26 suffered from precisely these
odor and taste disorders
Munich: Corona expert explains - "Remember a patient who ..."
"I remember a patient who had a vanilla smell in his nose all day," said Wendtner at
Someone else had a metallic taste in their mouths at every meal - just like Claudia Brenner.
"After about three weeks, the odor and taste disorders disappeared again in most of the patients," reports the
"But unfortunately there are also patients who have to struggle with these symptoms for many months without our doctors being able to help them."
A woman from Munich still has symptoms after corona infection: Now there is little progress
can distinguish between sweet and salty again.
The Munich resident still has a hard time smelling.
“I do not notice aromas and bitter substances at all.” She trains daily, sniffing coffee, cinnamon, curry and mustard.
She makes little progress.
“Sometimes I have a faint memory of how good coffee beans used to smell.
Even the scent of curry comes in from time to time. ”Cinnamon, the fine gingerbread spice, only appears in Claudia Brenner's memory this year.
"It's just annoying!"
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