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My tongue feels dry and i have loss of taste and my stomach remains heavy and dont have desire for food?

My tongue feels dry and i have loss of taste and my stomach remains heavy and dont 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

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Loss Of Taste (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

What could cause intermittent tongue numbness and intermittent loss of taste?

Nose congestion ornerve damage: Medicines can cause that symptom is it on one side or both sides of the tongue? could be due to nasal congestion. Is it on just one side of the tongue ?could be due to nerve damage ...Read more

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Can teeth implants result in loss of taste and numbness to the tongue?

Can teeth implants  result in loss of taste and numbness to the tongue?

Not done properly: The only way this can occur is if the implant is place incorrectly and it has perforated the jaw on the tongue side of the mandible. If the drill perforated the bone or the implant perforated the bone and impinges on the lingual nerve this can occur. This must be addressed asap. In rare instances this can occur from the injection butbthis should be self limiting. See your surgeon immediately. ...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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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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Is it normal to still have loss of taste even after a week after surgery (herniated cervical disks)?

Is it normal to still have loss of taste even after a week after surgery (herniated cervical disks)?

Any other symptoms?: This sounds unusual however not serious and will most likely resolve on its own. Discuss with your primary doctor if not resolving within a week. Difficulty swallowing or with tongue should be seen right away. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden loss of taste?

What could be the cause of sudden loss of taste?

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

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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

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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?

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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