ABC Action News: Fragrance Designer Helps COVID-19 Long Haulers Regain Sense Of Smell
Fragrance designer and expert Sue Phillips is credited with helping COVID-19 long haulers regain their sense of smell.
Doctors say she is like a physical therapist for the nose.
Lyss Stern isn't someone who's easily rattled.
The 47-year-old mother of three is a self-titled "mom-preuner."
She's written books, even launched a mask design kit for kids, but COVID-19 threw her.
"I lost my taste and smell. I developed tinnitus, ringing in my ears, which I still have today," Stern said. "Fatigue — insane, conjunctivitis in my eyes."
That was last March. Today, she can only taste about 10 foods.
She takes about 50 vitamins a day and is thankful for the energy she musters to walk her dog around the block.