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Cant taste food have a cold

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Colds and senses: Viral upper respiratory infections can damage peripheral olfactory receptors and probably central olfactory pathways . A runny nose is a common cause ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nose trouble: Most "taste" is actually mediated by the sense of smell in the nose. When there's edema and inflammation there, it's rendered inoperative.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Possible causesxpos: This can be from medication, toxic exposure, or an infection in the air passages. An otolaryngologist may be able to find the cause at konce
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
You should: consult a Board Certified Neurologist...this alteration in smell can be due to a # medical issues from frontal lobe abnormalities to Temporal lobe dys ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get it worked up: Don't simply conclude you are B12 deficient, or for that matter self-diagnose with "pop" or semi-informed claims. Most disease isn't nutritional. Cold ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal congestion: These symptoms are due to the nasal membrane inflammation and congestion. Distorted taste is common when the sense of smell is impaired and these sym ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: Maybe the virus affected your taste and spicy food tolerance in some way. These things are usually transient and in the near future, you will most li ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be serious: Did you have surgery involving the brain? If so you may have normal post-operative swelling causing these symptoms. But any complications of brain sur ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 years experience Family Medicine
Nicotine: Given your history I believe it's just the nicotine. Great job on quitting though.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Several symptoms: Please start by seeing your doctor. There are many possibilities and he/she will diagnose and treat. Something physical MAY be the issue but anxiety ... Read More
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