Student Who Got Coronavirus Back In March And Recovered Still Has No Sense Of Taste Or Smell

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Marta Batista who is an aspiring actress from London lost her sense of smell and taste back in March. It has been seven months and she has still not regained these senses. According to Marta, she remains sick now and lost so much weight as she can only feel the texture of food and she has no sense of what she is eating which continues to make sick of food.

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A student lost her sense of smell and taste due to COVID-19 back in March and till now she not recovered. 

Marta Batista caught the deadly virus seven months back and she is still suffering from the symptoms of this virus even after making full recovery. 

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The 21-year-old said she had only mild symptoms, including temperature and fatigue, before losing her sense of taste and smell.

During her recovery for COVID, Marta lost 7.7 kg of weight. She says she still dream of that day when she will be able to enjoy her favorite cookie dough dessert or a meal cooked by her grandparents but fears her senses may never come back. 

 

 

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Marta who is an aspiring actor from Ealing in London said: "It's awful and sometimes I can't go to sleep because I'm thinking about it and I get really anxious.

"I feel like I'm in a bubble and I can't be inserted into the world.

"I can only smell really strong things and they are rotten, I'm losing weight because food makes me sick, I'm losing hope.

"Not being able to taste is awful because what are you going to eat?

"I lost so much weight because there is no pleasure in eating, you're only feeling the texture of the food but nothing else.

 

"I'm definitely feeling more anxious, also, since I'm really thin right now I have been struggling about body image because I look in the mirror and don't want to look like this, so that's definitely affected my mental health.

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"Not being able to go out with friends for drinks or dinner is really awful because if I taste something it tastes horrible, so I have to eat because I have to not because I enjoy it."

Initially, loss of sense and taste was not counted as symptom of COVID at the beginning of the pandemic, however, when Marta started to feel other symptoms too, she decided to go for a test. 

The drama student says that she has been able to smell some strong scents since June but that they are like 'awful rotten plastic' in her nostrils.

Making light of the situation, she says that her loss of taste has helped her stick to healthy eating.

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She added: "I'm a person who doesn't eat fruit or vegetables so in the beginning when I didn't have any taste I took advantage of it and started making these green juices with as many fruit and vegetables as I could get."

According to health officials, if people experience symptoms of cough or experience change in taste or smell, should get a covid-19 test and stay at home until the result arrives.

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