Anosmia & Hyposmia
Anosmia is the medical term for a complete absence of smell, while Hyposmia refers to a partial loss of smell. Viruses, ranging from the common cold to COVID-19, are one of the leading causes of an acquired loss of smell.
work with professionals
SOVOS is honoured to work on neurosensory rehabilitation and olfactory network recovery in COVID-19-related olfactory dysfunction with professionals from Department of Microbiology & Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong and Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Pamela Youde, Nethersole Eastern Hospital. We are so proud that our Electronic Portable Aromatic Rehabilitation (EPAR) Diffuser is used in the research to help smell training for the recovery in COVID-19-related olfactory dysfunction.
Corticosteroids - a class of drug that lowers inflammation in the body - are not recommended to treat smell loss due to Covid-19. There is very little evidence that corticosteroids will help with smell loss. And because they have well known potential adverse side effects, including fluid retention, high blood pressure, and problems with mood swings and behavior.
This is a process that involves sniffing different odors over a period of months to retrain the brain to recognize different smells. Four things that have a distinctive, easily identifiable, and familiar smell - for example, oranges, mint, garlic or coffee – for around 20 seconds, twice a day on each scent for several months. You should be really concentrating on what you’re doing.
You will need:
1. Your training kit. (4 different fragrances)
2. A few minutes a day.