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Bizarre: Woman Regains Smell After 11 Months, Finds Out She Hates Her Fiancé's Smell

The woman describes that although the fiance isn't a particularly smelly guy, she is facing a repulsion to every kind of humane smells from him which include his morning breath, sweat, etc. and now every time she catches "a whiff of any kind of smell from him, it’s a huge turnoff".

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Loss of smell due to COVID-19: A woman regained her sense of smell after 11 months after suffering from COVID-19, however, now she discovers she hates her fiance's smell, says "It’s lessening my attraction to him and I have no idea what to do about it."
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According to a weekly chat website Dear Prudence, the woman described her experience of catching the virus and recovering from it which took 11 months.

She wrote, "I got COVID-19 last year and lost my sense of smell, what seemed like permanently. I had no sense of smell for more than 11 months, and doctors said they had no idea when, if ever, it would come back because there was significant damage."

Fortunately, the woman slowly started to regain her sense of smell. However, to everyone's shock, the woman has developed a condition where she is having "outsized reactions to smells". Especially, her fiance's smell.

The woman described that her fiance isn't a particularly smelly guy. However, she is facing a repulsion to every kind of human smells from him which include his morning breath, sweat, etc. and now every time she catches "a whiff of any kind of smell from him, it’s a huge turnoff".

The woman further expresses her dilemma by saying, "It is lessening my attraction to him and I have no idea what to do. I absolutely adore him and it would be a stupid “deal-breaker” because every human being produces smells."

A possible explanation by the woman states that her nose and brain might not be used to dealing with any kind of scent anymore.

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" I don’t know how to switch my default from “everything is scentless” to “humans produce smells and it doesn’t mean that they’re gross and dirty.” Help?"

Assistant professor of dermatology Lindsey Bordone said "We sense smells via the olfactory system. Perceivable smells likely do play a role in attraction, or lack of attraction, in people."

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