Some individuals who develop an abrupt loss of smell or taste (without nasal stuffiness) should consider screening of Covid-19, even when no other symptoms exist, as some people can have asymptomatic infections.
The patient illustrated in this journal article showcases this finding after having dry cough, headache, and body aches for several days, without fever, runny nose, or other upper respiratory infection symptoms. This virus appears to cause lower (lung) more than upper respiratory (bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and nasalpharyngeal) infections, which probably explains why steroids are less effective (and possibly dangerous).
Take a look at our Covid-Page for a volume of fact-checked authoratative information about Covid-19.
Have a peak at our ultra-thin and durable Medication-Cards for the wallet.
Justin Groode MD | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC