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Dr. Adam Zuber
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Loss Of Taste (Overview)

Ageusia is the loss of the sense of taste, either by damage to the part of the brain that interprets taste, or by direct damage to the taste buds on the tongue itself.


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Can some pills cause loss of taste?

Can some pills cause loss of taste?

Yes.: Clarithromycin in particular causes a taste perversion (everything tastes metallic). Some can also numb the tongue locally, like lidocaine. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Zuber
63 doctors shared insights

Loss Of Taste (Overview)

Ageusia is the loss of the sense of taste, either by damage to the part of the brain that interprets taste, or by direct damage to the taste buds on the tongue itself.


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Loss of taste symptom of ?

Loss of taste symptom of ?

Chronic sinusitis?: Loss of taste is the number one symptoms of chronic sinus infection or inflammation. You also need to evaluate any medications because they may also contribute to your loss of taste. You should be evaluated for allergies and sinus health. ...Read more

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2weeks post op inner ear surgery. Loss of taste & SEVERE dry mouth. OTC dry mouth spray isn't helping. What can be used to treat this??

2weeks post op inner ear surgery. Loss of taste & SEVERE dry mouth. OTC dry mouth spray isn't helping. What can be used to treat this??

Chorda Tympani nerve: A branch of the facial nerve called the chorda tympani nerve supplies taste to the anterior tongue (on the operated side). It also provides some innervation to salivary gland responsible for the secretion of saliva. This nerve runs through the middle ear space behind the ear drum. It can be stretched or cut during surgery. The symptoms usually improve however with time. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What are treatment options for ageusia?

What are treatment options for ageusia?

Prevention: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

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Are there alternative and natural treatments for ageusia?

Yes: I'm not sure how effective nay of the are for treating your ageusia. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for long term loss of taste and smell?

Depends.: If it is due to something local to the nose, possibly; if the olfactory nerve is damaged, probably not. ...Read more

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How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

Loose skin can be ..: removed surgically in most areas of the body. Common procedures are arm and leg lifts breast lift and tummy tuck. Congratulations on you weight loss. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon can help you decide if the trade off of a scar is worth removal of the extra skin., ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent ageusia?

Is there a way to prevent ageusia?

Avoid Causes: Deficiency of vitamin b3 (niacin) and zinc can cause problems with the endocrine system, which may cause taste loss or alteration. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Local damage and inflammation that interferes with the taste buds or local nervous system should be avoided. ...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

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