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how does smell affect taste

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor ASAP: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Taste & Smell: The taste sensation is closely link to your smell abilities. If you loose your sense of smell, food will not taste the same. Loosing smell sensation i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic sinusitis: The most common explanation would be chronic sinus disease often the result of allergic rhinitis. Nasal polyps can also be responsible. Overuse of de ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: Please see a neurologist for evaluation of these symptoms.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
You Have Poor Taste: You read articles that it is very rare, but there's lots of people writing in on-line forums that they have had alterations of their smell and/or (mor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
It can: The sense of taste is complemented greatly by the sense of smell. When you have a cold it affects your ability to smell due to the nasal congestion a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Cauliflower: Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable -- like broccoli, brussell's sprouts, kale, and cabbage. All these foods have sulphur-containing compounds whi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
HazardInLargeNumbers: Molds and mold spores are common in every household.It is when these are present in large numbers, they can present a health hazard to humans. It can ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 ways: Foods which are acidic or spicy can directly damage the voice box, and contribute to hoarseness. Other foods, like high fat foods, caffeine, and other ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No effect: No effect.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Hypoglycemia: Ethanol interferes in the liver's ability to tap into sugar stores. Therefore, it predisposes people to low blood sugars. This is especially true fo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
6 years experience Emergency Medicine
Use: deodorants, scented soaps, body washes, shampoos. Best of luck!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat t ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not sure: What kind of "food poisoning" are you referring to? This term is very confusing and needs further definition. The basic answer, however, is that if ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unanswerable: You need to smell it to find out.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No food equals odors: Yes, when one is fully anorexic or fasting their ketones increase and they can smell from their breath to their sweat and other body fluids. If you ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Capsaicin: Greetings. The chemical active ingredient in pepper spray is Capsaicin. It's the spice that gives "hot pepper junkies" their endorphin rush. (Like me. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on type: Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
BV: "Once the course of antibiotic treatment is started, symptoms should start to alleviate within a few days. Making sure to complete the course of medic ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Here are some: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term m ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
27 years experience Psychiatry
UTI : Either you are eating too many onions or you have uti.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Many detriments: Medical problems from alcoholism include: depression, anxiety, suicide, liver failure, encephalopathy (brain problems), malnutrition, heart problems, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Methylmercaptan: A product of the digestion of asparagus, it produces the odor.

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