In a 12-week trial of the University of East Anglia, only some of the volunteer patients will get the treatment but all will be asked to smell powerful odors such as rotten roses and eggs.
After the treatment, brain scans will check whether the vitamin A treatment has repaired the smell nerves or not.
Loss or changed sense of smell is a common symptom of Covid, while many other viruses like flu can also cause loss of smell.
No doubt many people naturally regain it within few weeks but many have been left with continuing smell disorders.
29 years Lina Alnadi, from London has lost his smell sense after Covid, which means for her many smells were changes and that’s very much horrible.
Tap water, fir example, smells awful, the odor you or I might get from a swamp.
And according to Alnadi her favorite egg now smells like burnt rubber. She says that you take your sense of smell for granted. She further added that losing smell was quite shocking and it badly affected my diet. According to her, there are many foods she can’t even take because of bad smell sense.
How do some simple life hacks help Lina to recover from the Covid smell loss issue?
Very common things like showering or brushing her teen are also unpleasant for Alnadi but now the situation is improving slowly and Lina has improved gradually because of some of the simple life hacks. Let’s know what are those!
According to her adding chili and lemon can make foods smell better. She also experimented and made a list of safe foods which can she safely consume without vomit. According to Lina, she had to be creative regarding it to make sure she is consuming enough of the right things to stay well or healthy.
Chief researcher Prof Carl Philpott, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School and James Paget University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We want to discover whether there is a growth in the size and activity of spoiled smell paths in patients’ brains when they are treated with vitamin-A nasal drop.
According to him- “They will study for changes in the size of the olfactory bulb – an area above the nose where the smell nerves are organized and attach to the brain.
“They will also study at action in areas of the brain connected to identifying smells.”
Vitamin A, or retinol, helps uphold:
- To grow the immune system – the body’s protection against sickness and infection
- Enhance the eyesight, mainly vision in dim light
- the skin and lining of some parts of the body, including the nose
Many dairy foods, as well as some vegetables, contain this fat-soluble vitamin.
But people taking vitamin-A supplements should be aware too much can be harmful.