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My wife has recently had an operation requiring gen anaesthetics but has been left with a 'horrible' taste in her mouth when swallowing food/liquid?

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Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Fees: Sounds like the general anesthesia made her more apt for reflux or she had some eeflux during the surgery. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) with Prilosec otc first. If no relief, speak to the anesthesiologist or surgeon or see a GI doctor.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Have a Look: "..Patients who develop taste and smell dysfunction after general anesthesia exhibit demographic and sensory dysfunction changes that distinguish them from the general group of patients who experience taste and smell dysfunction from the more common causes previously detailed." anesthesiology: september 1995 - volume 83 - issue 3 - pp 648-649.

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