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My tongue feels dry and I have loss of taste and my stomach remains heavy and don't have desire for food?

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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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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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Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Symptoms include: lump in throat sore jaws dry mouth loss of appetite sometimes bitter/bland taste in mouth and nausea. What could it be?

Medications: The first thing that I would check is your current list of medications. Many medications can have side effects that could give you some of the symptoms that you are describing. ...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 can cause you to have a loss of taste?

Many things: One has to consider what exposure you have had in the recent past. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Loss of taste?

Loss of taste: Loss of taste =Ageusia = inability to detect flavors. ...Read more

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What causes loss of taste and smell?

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

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Can neti pot help with loss of taste?

Depending on the: Cause of the loss of taste the neti pot may be beneficial. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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What can cause long term loss of taste and smell?

What can cause long term loss of taste and smell?

Loss of Smell and Ta: Many problems may contribute to loss of taste and smell. Sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergies, viruses, vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance and even tumors. Look at our site www. Nwnasalsinus. Com for more information and see your ENT physician for an exam. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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.

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

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Could metformin cause a loss of taste and smell?

Could metformin cause a loss of taste and smell?

Usually not: Tell your doctor you are having this problem. Acidosis, hypoglycemia and allergic reaction can occur. ...Read more

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Are anosmia loss of taste and ageusia loss of smell?

Are anosmia loss of taste and ageusia loss of smell?

Correct: These are the scientific terms for the loss of taste and smell, respectively. ...Read more

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Does food poisoning cause loss of taste buds?

Does food poisoning cause loss of taste buds?

Not to my knowledge: To the best of my knowledge, food poisoning does not cause a loss of taste buds. ...Read more

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Is temporary loss of taste after dental anesthesia normal?

Is temporary loss of taste after dental anesthesia normal?

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

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Is there a central nervous disorder involved with loss of taste but nothing wrong with taste buds but way taste is processed in brain?

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

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What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

What kind of brain tumor can cause loss of taste?

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

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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?

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?

Craniotomy: The combination of a craniotomy and radiation therapy for a brain tumor plus age the lack of appetite and confusion it is not at all surprising to hear of these clinical findings. Hopefully with time these will resolve and you will become more comfortable. ...Read more

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How does loss of taste last with a sinus infection?

How does loss of taste last with a sinus infection?

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

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Can tooth decay cause loss of taste? Had it extracted and can taste much better?

Can tooth decay cause loss of taste? Had it extracted and can taste much better?

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

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Can dental implants cause loss of taste. Can taste or sense sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, but not taste foods.

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

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Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

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

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Loss Of Taste (Definition)

Loss of taste =Ageusia = ...Read more