Covid Can Turn Kids Into ‘Fussy Eaters' If It Changes Their Sense of Smell

Covid Can Turn Kids Into ‘Fussy Eaters' If It Changes Their Sense of Smell

Coronavirus, Education

1/18/2022 1:02:00 PM

Covid Can Turn Kids Into ‘Fussy Eaters' If It Changes Their Sense of Smell

Parosmia — when people experience strange smell distortions — could be affecting some children, experts say.

Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, someone suffering from parosmia may smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate may smell like gasoline.Leading U.K. smell expert Carl Philpott, a professor at the University of East Anglia's Norwich Medical School, and charity Fifth Sense released guidance on Tuesday to help parents and healthcare professionals better recognize the disorder and distinguish it from"fussy eating."

"Parosmia is thought to be a product of having less smell receptors working which leads to only being able to pick up some of the components of a smell mixture,'" Philpott commented Tuesday."We know that an estimated 250,000 adults in the U.K. have suffered parosmia as a result of a Covid infection but in the last few months, particularly since Covid started sweeping through classrooms last September, we've become more and more aware that it's affecting children too."

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Then stop making them wear masks! Pretty damn simple Another reason to give your children the experimental vaccine that doesn’t stop Omicron and isn’t as effective as natural immunity according to the CDC Kids are always fussy eaters 🤦🏻‍♂️ Experts have information about the course of the disease, but we also have this information. Experts should now talk about the treatment of this disease Otherwise, there is no difference between the expert and the patient.

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Oil Hits Seven-Year High as Houthi Attack on UAE Rattles Regional Tensions Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, someone suffering from parosmia may smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate may smell like gasoline. Leading U.K. smell expert Carl Philpott, a professor at the University of East Anglia's Norwich Medical School, and charity Fifth Sense released guidance on Tuesday to help parents and healthcare professionals better recognize the disorder and distinguish it from"fussy eating." "Parosmia is thought to be a product of having less smell receptors working which leads to only being able to pick up some of the components of a smell mixture,'" Philpott commented Tuesday. "We know that an estimated 250,000 adults in the U.K. have suffered parosmia as a result of a Covid infection but in the last few months, particularly since Covid started sweeping through classrooms last September, we've become more and more aware that it's affecting children too." He added:"In many cases the condition is putting children off their food, and many may be finding it difficult to eat at all." Philpot noted that the condition hadn't really been recognized by medical professionals until now, with many assuming that children were being difficult eaters without realizing there is an underlying problem. "For some children - and particularly those who already had issues with food, or with other conditions such as autism – it can be really difficult. I expect there are a lot of parents at their wits end and really worried," he said. Fifth Sense Chairman and founder Duncan Boak said the charity had received anecdotal evidence from parents that children are"really struggling" with their food after Covid. "We've heard from some parents whose children are suffering nutritional problems and have lost weight, but doctors have put this down to just fussy eating. We're really keen to share more information on this issue with the healthcare profession so they're aware that there is a wider problem here," Boak said. What parents can try When the Covid pandemic first took hold in early 2020, people were told to watch for a number of symptoms including a fever, constant cough and a loss of taste or smell. The latter was seen as a tell-tale symptom of the virus. As new Covid variants have emerged, however, the symptoms associated with different strains have changed, with the delta and omicron variants leading some people to experience symptoms more akin to a cold. Read more