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Please tell me what can cause dysgeusia (parageusia) in the mouth and with smells?

Please tell me what can cause dysgeusia (parageusia) in the mouth and with smells?

Dysgeusia: Taste sensation are from taste buds located on tongue while sense of smell is located at the olfactory epithelium in the upper part of nose! it is uncommon to suffer from both conditions. Please see an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Abnormal Sense Of Taste (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Suspected Dysgeusia. Is it also why my sweat have been abnormally salty?

Dysgeusia: Taste disturbances are common among the elderly and can present in up to 11% of elderly persons taking multiple medications.Changes in physiology, systemic medical illnesses, infections, dental problems, and multiple medications have been shown to cause taste disturbances. Phantogeusia, illusion of taste, is a form of dysgeusia and frequentl. sweat has lots of NACL so it salty. ...Read more

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Can you have dysgeusia during pms?

Dysgeusia: Most cases of distorted sense of taste are without obvious cause, but some factors might include gastric reflux, diabetes, zinc deficiency, and in some menopausal women. Recommend workup by your pcp to explore any possible factors listed above. ...Read more

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What can cause dysgeusia?

Dysgeusia: Distortion of the sense of taste can be due to chemotherapy, asthma medication albuterol, zinc deficiency, antihistamines, lithium, tetracyclines, diabetes, lead poisioning, pesticides, & menopause. ...Read more

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Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Can paranasal sinus disease cause the loss of smell and taste?

Yes, but: Moderate to severe paranasal sinus conditions certainly can cause changes in both senses. Fortunately, if treated effectively - often even only improved - they also improve or return. This can be a painful chronic condition that eludes treatment efforts - or it can be an acute, treatable thing. See an ENT for dx/planning/suggestions. It might help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How come I have diminished taste after wisdom tooth removal?

Nerve damage?: How long after the wisdom tooth extraction have you had diminished taste? It is normal to have diminished taste for a few hours after the procedure due to the local anesthetic. It is not normal to have diminished taste after the anesthetic wears off. Could be nerve damage to the lingual nerve. Please see the dentist or oral surgeon who did the procedure. ...Read more

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I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

I can't taste or smell all of a sudden?

See your doctor ASAP: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What could cause no smell and little taste?

What could cause no smell and little taste?

Get examined : Loss of smell and taste could be many things: sinus infection, a cold virus or cranial nerve damage. Please see medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Why do I smell and taste blood?

Why do I smell and taste blood?

There is blood!: Likely you are bleeding, a minor nose bleed could explain along with other causes. Be seen if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Diminished Taste (Definition)

Dysgeusia is an abnormal sense of taste, where a person misinterprets taste signals. This may be seen after ...Read more