← Return to Horrible Taste and Smell (burning garbage) post COVID: Anyone else?

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@saucy

I had covid a year ago and did not lose taste or smell. I had a fairly mild case but started to smell like something was burning all the time! Even thought the house was on fire one night! Kinda like burnt pizza!? Then several months ago I started getting a disgusting stink kind of like my grandchildren’s diaper smell! I feel like it’s coming from me but husband doesn’t smell anything! I can really smell it when I’m working out and sweaty. Had Pap smear and blood work recently everything is excellent health wise, am I imagining it or from covid?

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Hi @saucy, this sounds awful. But I can tell you that you're not going crazy and you're not the only one who has experienced this. I actually moved your post to this existing discussion that @traceyn recently started complaining of the same, strange possible COVID side effect.

– Horrible Taste and Smell (burning garbage) post COVID: Anyone else? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/garbageburning-taste-and-smell/

Her husband, like you, also smells burning and a stink, almost like burning garbage. Unfortunately this has led to his not being able to eat properly. Does this prevent you from eating normally or enjoying food?

@saucy like many people I lost my sense of smell and when it came back most everything had a burning cigarette ash mixed with gasoline smell-especially anything with nuts! I was still able to eat normally during this time, but it was very odd. It went away completely after many months. I hope yours goes away soon!

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