A recent study suggests that some symptoms of COVID-19 may not go away as quickly depending on your age.
In September, a new study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology found that symptoms are more difficult to manage for older people infected with the coronavirus than for younger ones.
- The researchers spoke to 800 patients, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19.
- These participants were asked to monitor their loss of taste and smell for one month, three months and six months after the start of the study.
In total, the study found that patients under 40 recovered from loss of taste and smell more often than those over 40, according to Best Life (via Yahoo! Life).
- Over 25% of people over 40 reported having a problem with their sense of taste and their little one.
- But more than 83% of those under 40 have regained their sense of smell.
In January 2021, a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that symptoms of loss of taste and smell do not return quickly for everyone.
- According to PennLive, the study found that 15.3% of patients had not recovered their smell and taste after 60 days. And six months later, 4.7% of people had not regained their senses either.