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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Abnormal Sense Of Taste (Overview)

Abnormal sense of taste is a symptom in which a person has unusual tastes in his mouth, has loss some ability to taste certain flavors, or notices that some familiar flavors are tasting oddly.


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I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

If persistent>ENT DR: Loss of sense of taste can be due to abnormalities of the taste receptors or the olfactory apparatus (much of what we perceive as "flavor" depends on sense of smell). Fortunately most causes are the temporary result of the common cold, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis. Other causes include nasal polyps, Niacin (Vit B3) and Zinc deficiency, Diabetes, hypothyroidism and side effect of medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
12 Doctors shared insights

Abnormal Sense Of Taste (Overview)

Abnormal sense of taste is a symptom in which a person has unusual tastes in his mouth, has loss some ability to taste certain flavors, or notices that some familiar flavors are tasting oddly.


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If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?

If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?

No, it does not: However, anyone taking marijuana with depersonalization or deralization should cease and desist, sine thc worsens such symptoms as well as social anxiety symptoms. Please consider stopping pot for your mental health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I treat this? Lasts for weeks. Tingling/numbness in face f/inflammation, pain in lower rear skull on each side, no sense of taste

How do I treat this? Lasts for weeks. Tingling/numbness in face f/inflammation, pain in lower rear skull on each side, no sense of taste

See a Dr.: You may have a simple sinus infection that can cause those symptoms, but until you are officially seen and properly diagnosed, the treatment you may need can not be prescribed. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Not uncommon: Losing sense of taste with aging is quite common. Basically, the nerve endings that give us taste simply wear out. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the horrible taste in my mouth left from quitting smoking a month ago? It seems this is not an unusual symptom of quitting smoking

How do I get rid of the horrible taste in my mouth left from quitting smoking a month ago? It seems this is not an unusual symptom of quitting smoking

It will fade: The horrible taste is a good sign. It means that the taste buds that smoking had weakened are regenerating. Try some gum or breath spray in the meantime, and congratulations on quitting! ...Read more

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For what reasons do we lose our sense of taste and smell when we have severe cold?

For what reasons do we lose our sense of taste and smell when we have severe cold?

Inflammation: When one has a viral upper respiratory infection, the mucous membranes within the nasal cavities become swollen. The olfactory (smell) nerve comes from the brain and enters the nose through the cribriform plate. The nerve endings detect the odorants that are inhaled through the nose. The swelling associated with a cold prevents smells from being sensed. Taste is impaired without sense of smell. ...Read more

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I have a cold since 2 weeks now and no amelioration even with cold medecine, should I get worried? Lost my sense of taste since 2weeks too

I have a cold since 2 weeks now and no amelioration even with cold medecine, should I get worried? Lost my sense of taste since 2weeks too

Zinc deficiency: A pediatrican at cleveland clinic reported that administration of supplementary zinc was helpful in treating colds in children. It is also well known that loss of taste is related to zinc deficiency. It should be taken with a well rounded multivitamin. ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

I lost my sense of taste yesterday?

See Dr.: There are several causes of possible loss of taste, most commonly an infection, viral or bacterial, which may cause this. Smoking and other medical issues are also possible, so if your sense of taste does not return, see your Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get my sense of taste back?

How can I get my sense of taste back?

Suggestions: It is unlikely that you have lost your sense of taste, independently, but rather, more likely, you have had a problem with sense of smell, and secondary issues with taste. On occasion, zinc supplements may help, but I would highly recommend a visit to an ENT specialist to get this worked out thoroughly. ...Read more

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Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Not uncommon: Losing sense of taste with aging is quite common. Basically, the nerve endings that give us taste simply wear out. ...Read more

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What could cause the sense of taste to change?

What could cause the sense of taste to change?

Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as flu, Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be detected. Olfactory nerve transmits smell, may be affected by tumor/trauma ...Read more

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How to know if I lost my sense of taste forever?

Need to be examined: Cannot answer question without being examined. Discuss with your doctor and you may need to see a specialist to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can I stop myself from losing my sense of taste?

Can I stop myself from losing my sense of taste?

Yes you can: You can help youself by not smoking, cosuming chewing tobacco, not using coccaine or other illicit drugs. Getting treated for nasal allergies and sinus infections properly, and not using long term over the counter nasal decongestants, and having regular dental check ups, brushing and flossing properly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose my sense of taste forever?

Response: The usual cause for loss of taste is loss of sense of smell, and in some cases zinc supplements can reverse much of the problem. Yet, would be prudent for you to have a thorough evaluation by an Otolaryngologist, as sometimes, sinus issues are causing difficulties which can be readily reversed. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to be losing my sense of taste?

What could be causing me to be losing my sense of taste?

Nasal issues often: Most of taste is influenced by sense of smell. Whatever decreases that, e.g. A cold, sinus infection, polyp, etc can affect taste as well. Sometimes effect after head trauma, cranial nerve issues, local problems after e.g. Radiation rx-"mouth blindness", unlikely tumors, etc. See md, check for problems that may be easily rx'd. Specialized care is available in research centers for tough cases. ...Read more

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I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

If persistent>ENT DR: Loss of sense of taste can be due to abnormalities of the taste receptors or the olfactory apparatus (much of what we perceive as "flavor" depends on sense of smell). Fortunately most causes are the temporary result of the common cold, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis. Other causes include nasal polyps, Niacin (Vit B3) and Zinc deficiency, Diabetes, hypothyroidism and side effect of medication. ...Read more

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Could a cold cause me to lose sense of taste and smell?

It could temporarily: Diminish those senses. But that should return as you improve. ...Read more

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What to do if I lost my sense of taste and smell for at least 3 years?

Get fully evaluated: Many reasons for loss of taste and smell, but chronic sinus problems could be present, you might have a problem at base of skull at cribriform plate, and in rare cases, a meningioma could be present in the olfactory groove. If absence of structural lesion, could try zinc supplements. ...Read more

Decreased Taste (Definition)

Decreased taste. Ageusia = absence of taste. Hypogeusia - diminished ability ...Read more