How COVID-19 causes neurological damage

Authors: Date:nnNovember 14, 2022 University of Basel Summary:It’s not uncommon for people to lose their sense of taste and smell due to a COVID-19 infection. In others, the disease has had an even stronger impact on the nervous system, with effects ranging from lasting concentration problems to strokes. Now, researchers have reported new insights into […]

Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy Following COVID-19 Vaccination in a Young Adult Complicated by Various Medicines

Authors: Tatsuhiko Okayasu, Ryuichi Ohta, Fumiko Yamane, Satoshi Abe, Chiaki Sano  September 15, 2022 (see history) DOI: 10.7759/cureus.29212 Cite this article as: Okayasu T, Ohta R, Yamane F, et al. (September 15, 2022) Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy Following COVID-19 Vaccination in a Young Adult Complicated by Various Medicines. Cureus 14(9): e29212. doi:10.7759/cureus.29212 Abstract Mononeuritis multiplex is a rare form of cerebral nerve palsy […]

Impact of Systemic Diseases on Olfactory Function in COVID-19 Infected Patients

Authors: Ayat A Awwad,1 Osama MM Abd Elhay,2 Moustafa M Rabie,3 Eman A Awad,4 Fatma M Kotb,4 Hend M Maghraby,4 Rmadan H Eldamarawy,4 Yahia MA Dawood,1 Mostafa IEI Balat,1 Ahmed IM Hasan,5 Ahmed H Elsheshiny,6 Said SMM El Sayed,2 Albayoumi AB Fouda,2 Ahmad MF Alkot2 DovPress November 7, 2022 1Otorhinolaryngology department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; 2Medical Physiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; 3Public Health […]

What Is COVID Tongue, and What Does It Mean?

Authors: Medically reviewed by Elizabeth Thottacherry, MD — By S. Behring — Updated on January 20, 2022 HealthLine In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic in response to the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Since then, more than 50 million casesTrusted Source occurred in the United States alone. Medical professionals gathered data to determine the symptoms of COVID-19. The early […]

How COVID-19 causes neurological damage found

Particularly in the group with the most serious neurological symptoms, the researchers identified a link with an excessive immune response. Authors: PTI 15th November 2022 The Indian Express COVID-19 may cause damage to the nervous system, even though it does not affect nerve cells, according to a small study. While it was not uncommon for […]

COVID-19 gave new urgency to the science of restoring smell

The sense may often be an afterthought, but its loss affects people deeply Authors:  Laura Sanders Science News It was the juice that tipped him off. At lunch, Ícaro de A.T. Pires found the flavor of his grape juice muted, flattened into just water with sugar. There was no grape goodness. “I stopped eating lunch […]

What, Exactly, Is ‘Paxlovid Mouth’ and How Do You Get Rid of It?

The Covid-19 antiviral drug can leave a foul taste. The afflicted are scouring for remedies online. Authors: Alex Janin Aug. 16, 2022 Wall Street Journal Jeanette Witten recently rummaged through her pantry for Red Hots, the cinnamon-flavored candy. The 56-year-old in Montclair, N.J., was looking for a reprieve from a persistent residual taste—“like your mouth is […]

Potential pharmacologic treatments for COVID-19 smell and taste loss: A comprehensive review

Authors: Elnaz Khani,aSajad Khiali,aSamineh Beheshtirouy,a and Taher Entezari-Malekia,b,∗ Eur J Pharmacol. 2021 Dec 5; 912: 174582.Published online 2021 Oct 19. doi:  10.1016/ j.ejphar.2021.174582 PMCID: PMC8524700PMID: 34678243 Abstract The acute loss of taste and smell following COVID-19 are hallmark symptoms that affect 20–85% of patients. However, the pathophysiology and potential treatments of COVID-19 smell and taste loss are not fully understood. We […]

Smell and Taste Loss Recovery Time in COVID-19 Patients and Disease Severity

Authors: Athanasia Printza,1,*Mihalis Katotomichelakis,2Konstantinos Valsamidis,1Symeon Metallidis,3Periklis Panagopoulos,4Maria Panopoulou,5Vasilis Petrakis,4 and Jannis Constantinidis1 J Clin Med. 2021 Mar; 10(5): 966.Published online 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.3390/jcm10050966 PMCID: PMC7957474PMID: 33801170 Abstract A significant proportion of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 report a new onset of smell or taste loss. The duration of the chemosensory impairment and predictive factors of recovery are still unclear. We aimed […]

Coronavirus and the Nervous System

What is SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19? What do we know about the effects of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 on the nervous system? What are the immediate (acute) effects of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 on the brain? What is the typical recovery from COVID-19? What are possible long-term neurological complications of COVID-19? How do the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection/COVID-19 relate […]