Loss Of Taste Or Smell

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GatherWell COVID Testing

Laboratory Services, COVID Testing, and Testing Center located in Ham Lake, Otsego, and Edina, MN

Loss of taste or smell is a common symptom of many respiratory illnesses, including the common cold and sinus allergies. However, loss of taste or smell may also be one of the early symptoms of COVID-19. The team at GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing in Ham Lake, Edina, and Otsego, Minnesota, specializes in COVID testing. If you’re experiencing loss of taste or smell and have concerns about COVID-19, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Loss of Taste or Smell Q & A

 

What is loss of taste or smell?

Your mouth and nose are part of your upper respiratory system. Loss of taste or smell is a common symptom of many upper respiratory infections, including the common cold and the flu. 

Loss of taste or smell is also one of the symptoms of COVID-19. Some research indicates that it may be one of the early symptoms of the disease. With COVID-19, your loss of taste or smell may develop quickly and before other symptoms appear. 

Does the loss of taste or smell mean I have COVID-19?

Loss of taste or smell doesn’t necessarily mean you have COVID-19. As noted, this is a common symptom of many respiratory illnesses. 

However, if you’re experiencing some of the other symptoms of COVID-19, then check with your provider to see if you may benefit from COVID testing at GatherWell.

Some of the other COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose


The CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health recommend COVID-19 testing for people who may have been exposed to the virus by someone who recently tested positive. 

Loss of taste or smell is one of the early symptoms of COVID-19. Getting tested may help you get the answers you need so you can protect yourself and those around you. To schedule your COVID-19 test, call the nearest office or book online today.