Sally McCreith said: "Covid was one of the worst experiences of my life, but what came next was even worse"
An NHS manager has shared how covid "turned her life upside down" leaving her plagued by phantom smells which make food taste like rotting meat.
Sally McCreith, head of medical education for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been tormented by the lingering effects of the virus she contracted in September last year.
Sally, 31, says that now even using toothpaste is an ordeal as her condition makes it feel as if she is "brushing my teeth with ashes", and showering feels like she is "washing with rotten meat".
Doctors say Sally developed a condition called parosmia, where smells and tastes are distorted, which was considered rare before the pandemic.