The popular TV presenter Dr. Komarovsky gave advice on how to distinguish a patient with a coronavirus from a person who just caught a cold. In a new post in
60-year-old Evgeny Olegovich explained the mechanism why the infected people lose taste and smell and noted that this symptom is the most reliable for quick diagnosis. "That is, the test" What does it smell like? " much more accurate than any thermometry, - the pediart doctor assured. - For example, if you are a teacher at school or are responsible for conducting thermometry and admission to work at your enterprise, then rub a cloth with garlic and ask everyone who has a fever every morning what it smells like. If you distinguish the smell, then thank God, banal ARVI, let's go to study or work. If not, we send it home. " Referring to medical research, Dr. Komarovsky explained that the new type of virus infects special cells that support the existence of neurons responsible for the perception of taste and smell. As a result, an infected person loses these sensations, and often he does not even have a banal runny nose.
But the doctor reassured - irreversible changes do not occur. That is, tastes and smells will return to the ill person with the highest possible probability, you just have to wait. Unfortunately, drugs will not speed up this process in any way.
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Evgeny Olegovich Komarovsky
- pediatrician of the highest category, candidate of medical sciences, author of books and scientific papers, TV presenter. Graduate of the Kharkov Medical Institute. He worked in the children's infectious diseases clinical hospital, was the head of the infectious diseases department. In 2006 he opened his own consultative medical center.