Los Angeles. The intensity of infection was not found in those patients who are prone to corona, who have symptoms of decreased smelling ability. With this symptom, it can be found out which patient needs to be hospitalized. These findings have been published in the Journal of the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.
It was published in the same journal that the taste and smell of smell as a symptom of corona patients were published. The US health agency Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday recognized six new symptoms of the corona, including decreased taste and smell.
There was less need to hospitalize such patients
According to scientists at the University of California, San Diego Health in the US, patients who had reduced smelling ability felt ten times less need to be hospitalized than patients without this symptom.
Carole Yan, a scientist at San Diego Health, who produced the report of this study, said that the biggest problem facing healthcare providers at the moment is how to treat Corona patients. If they have negligible symptoms, should they be sent home for safe quarantine or hospitalized? Given the multitude of patients, these questions are very important for hospitals.
Infection situation not worrisome
According to the researchers, a decrease in the ability to smell suggests that the patient has a corona infection. But the most important thing to know is that the infection situation is not worrisome and the patient does not need to be hospitalized.
According to Carroll, if someone shows signs of decreased sniffing, then there is no risk of corona from other factors such as heart disease, diabetes, old age. Scientists from San Diego included 169 patients in their study conducted between March 3 and April 8. He tested the ability of 128 patients in 169 to taste and smell. Of these, 26 felt the need for hospitalization.
Started in search of a vaccine
According to the researchers, among those who were admitted to the hospital, 26.9 patients reported a lack of smelling ability. The same thing was observed in patients with decreased taste. Another scientist, Adam S. DeConde, who prepared this report, said that the need to hospitalize patients with reduced smelling capacity was ten times less. According to him, this conclusion may be a hypothesis. But just as we are looking for a vaccine, similarly, there is a need to research these symptoms in more detail.