A 32-year-old female asked:
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i've had sinus pain for about two weeks. used saline rise today. tonight i ate hot sauce and it didn't feel hot at all! i just had wasabi two days ago that made me cry so this is sudden. is it a sinus infection affecting me sense of taste?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The sinuses: are "connected" to the nose and the nose /sense of smell, is VERY IMPORTANT in the sense of TASTE. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Answered on Dec 17, 2017

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