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Altered Sense Of Taste
Bitter medicine placed in tooth after root canal will not fade even post-crown. Have altered sense of taste/smell. What's in it, will it go away?
Can nasal spray decongestants alter sense of smell and taste? I have had a cold and now i can't smell or taste anything! my nose is no longer blocked.
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
What cld b cause of chronically inflamed taste buds over a 6 wk period? No change in sense of taste or smell, no odor, discoloration, or discharge
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
yes: And now what? Why are you asking? ...Read more
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