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Intermittent Loss Of Taste
Anosmia: Taste is mostly dependent on the sense of smell. Loss of that sense is called anosmia. A very common cause is head trauma, due to shearing of the tiny nerves from the nose going into the brain through a perforated cribiform plate at the base of the skull. Sudden jarring can sever those nerves. There are other conditions and medications that can impair this sense, too. ...Read more
Nasal congestion: Loss of taste can be due to disease of the tongue but is most often due to a simultaneous loss of the sense of smell due to nasal congestion. Nasal congestion may be due to a viral upper respiratory infection, nasal allergies, or nasal polyps. Nasal sprays containing zinc & head trauma are less common causes for loss of smell and taste. ...Read more
Loss of taste: Loss of taste =Ageusia = inability to detect flavors. ...Read more
Loss of taste while taking Risperdone, will I get my sense of taste back if I stop taking it? I've only taken it twice, and it sucks.
See yr psychiatrist: This is rare side effect of Risperdal. See your psychiatrist for medication adjustment. ...Read more
Correct: These are the scientific terms for the loss of taste and smell, respectively. ...Read more
Is it normal to still have loss of taste even after a week after surgery (herniated cervical disks)?
My tongue feels dry and I have loss of taste and my stomach remains heavy and don't have desire for food?
Dry mouth: You should see a doctor and get some blood tests. Some medications can do this but so can multiple illnesses - these are very non specific symptoms. ...Read more
I've had sneezing sinus drainage was green now clear with blood for 9 days. Today I have a headache with loss of taste. How long should this last?
Time to see your doc: Upper respiratory symptoms lasting longer than 10 days should be evaluated please. ...Read more
I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?
Yes: Saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays, read the labels carefully and use it right. Avoid decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed), if that doesn't help in few days, see your doctor, hopefully it isn't your blood pressure medication that's causing the congestion, good luck ...Read more
Was treated for strep throat 3 weeks ago. Tongue still painful now and I noticed a growth way in back on tongue. Loss of taste. Burning on tongue.
See md: Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Especially ask to examine the growth on the back of the tongue. Your doctor then can refer you to see an ear nose and throat doctor for further examination including a biopsy if the growth is confirmed and looks suspicious. ...Read more
I have had optic neuritis, random hearing loss, loss of taste and smell, and constant fatigue. Does this sound like MS?
82 yo s/p craniotomy 4 mos ago of l frontal gbm grade 4 and imrt 3 weeks ago, sleepiness, lack of appetite due to loss of taste, confusion. Is this nml?
Possibly: If there is numbness, your taste sensation and feeling could be compromised. ...Read more
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Causes of the "loss of taste" and if caused by gerd; what foods can benefit to get the taste buds again activated?
Many: Loss of taste is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), salivary gland infection, sinusitis, poor dental hygiene, or even certain medicines. Prepare foods with a variety of colors and textures. Use aromatic herbs and hot spices to add more flavor; however, avoid adding more sugar or salt to foods. If your diet permits, add small amounts of cheese, olive oil, butter toasted nuts. ...Read more
Is there a central nervous disorder involved with loss of taste but nothing wrong with taste buds but way taste is processed in brain?
Possibly: Any defect in the olfactory nerves can lead to aberrant taste or loss of taste. Smell is closely linked to the perception of taste. If patients have damage to the olfactory nerves (ie. Skull base fracture from trauma, tumors of the olfactory nerve) this can lead to loss of smell. This can have a profound impact on the taste sensation. ...Read more
Poor airflow: Some ways that this could happen include having persistent congestion or nasal polyps that could interfere with airflow in your nose, even after recovering from a sinus infection. You may need a ct scan or a rhinoscopy to better understand why this would happen. Also be aware that some antibiotics like biaxin (clarithromycin) can alter your sense of taste temporarily. ...Read more
Sinus infection?: If this involves an upper tooth, the infection can get into the sinuses leading to a loss of smell and taste. ...Read more
Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.
Likely not: In 35 years of practice, never heard or read of this occurring. Typical implant placement sites do not go near the areas which provide these. I would suggest seeing an Oral Medicine specialist if these things have occurred. Further references might follow from there. Good Luck. ...Read more
Actually lots can: One that comes to mind right away is something called a meningioma and one of these could settle into what is called the olfactory groove. This will cause a loss of smell which then, distinctly can affect taste. But why would you be worried about something as rare as Hen's teeth? Loss of smell and taste due to brain tumors are almost so rare that some people actually get used to them. ...Read more
The nerves that are: Anesthetized for dental procedures are from the 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). Taste nerves are from the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) for the anterior 2/3's of the tongue. Changes in taste/ lack of taste here are usually related to issues with the 7th nerve. There is no specific connection with normal dental local anesthesia and taste changes. Hope this helps. Please see your doctor! ...Read more