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Doctor insights on: Do Pregnant Women Lose Their Sense Of Taste

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Do pregnant women lose their sense of smell?

Do pregnant women lose their sense of smell?

No: Most pregnant women complain of being able to smell too much. Their sense of smell is dramatically increased during early pregnancy. If you are experiencing a decrease in smell you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can whooping cough cause someone to lose their sense of taste?

Can whooping cough cause someone to lose their sense of taste?

No: There is no reason that a patient with whooping cough should lose their sense of taste. The symptoms involve the chest and taste involves the tongue and the sense of smell. ...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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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 causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

Blocked Nose: Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential. Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more

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I've been slowly losing my sense of taste and over the last few days it's almost disappeared. No new medications... Any thoughts or concerns?

I've been slowly losing my sense of taste and over the last few days it's almost disappeared. No new medications... Any thoughts or concerns?

Give it time: Usually the loss of taste is transient and can be related to upper respiratory infections or a variant of Bell's Palsy. If any other symptoms occur, see your doctor right away. If the sense of taste doesn't resolve within a week, get it checked. ...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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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