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Remedies For Abnormal Sense Of Taste
How might I accelerate regaining sense of taste following losing it two weeks after 150 mc I-131 treatment?
YOU CAN NOT: JUST LET TIME TAKE CARE OF THINGS. NOTHING YOU CAN DO ...Read more
I have got this cold due to which have lost my sense of taste and smell as well, since a month. I have tried few meds and home remedy any suggestion?
I have no flu, i take no medication, and yesterday i suddenly lost my sense of taste and smell, i'm worried, any advice of treatment will be appreciated?
More info: Do you smoke or taking any other medicine ? ...Read more
Suggestions: It is unlikely that you have lost your sense of taste, independently, but rather, more likely, you have had a problem with sense of smell, and secondary issues with taste. On occasion, zinc supplements may help, but I would highly recommend a visit to an ENT specialist to get this worked out thoroughly. ...Read more
Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as flu, Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be detected. Olfactory nerve transmits smell,may be affected by tumor/trauma ...Read more
Yes you can: You can help youself by not smoking, cosuming chewing tobacco, not using coccaine or other illicit drugs.Getting treated for nasal allergies and sinus infections properly, and not using long term over the counter nasal decongestants, and having regular dental check ups, brushing and flossing properly. ...Read more
Response: The usual cause for loss of taste is loss of sense of smell, and in some cases zinc supplements can reverse much of the problem. Yet, would be prudent for you to have a thorough evaluation by an Otolaryngologist, as sometimes, sinus issues are causing difficulties which can be readily reversed. ...Read more
Nasal issues often: Most of taste is influenced by sense of smell. Whatever decreases that, e.g. A cold, sinus infection, polyp, etc can affect taste as well. Sometimes effect after head trauma, cranial nerve issues, local problems after e.g. Radiation rx-"mouth blindness", unlikely tumors, etc. See md, check for problems that may be easily rx'd. Specialized care is available in research centers for tough cases. ...Read more
If persistent>ENT DR: Loss of sense of taste can be due to abnormalities of the taste receptors or the olfactory apparatus(much of what we perceive as "flavor" depends on sense of smell). Fortunately most causes are the temporary result of the common cold, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis. Other causes include nasal polyps, Niacin(Vit B3) and Zinc deficiency, Diabetes, hypothyroidism and side effect of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
yes: And now what? Why are you asking? ...Read more
It could temporarily: Diminish those senses. But that should return as you improve. ...Read more
Get fully evaluated: Many reasons for loss of taste and smell, but chronic sinus problems could be present, you might have a problem at base of skull at cribriform plate, and in rare cases, a meningioma could be present in the olfactory groove. If absence of structural lesion, could try zinc supplements. ...Read more
Blocked Nose: Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential. Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more
I have a cold since 2 weeks now and no amelioration even with cold medecine, should I get worried? Lost my sense of taste since 2weeks too
Zinc deficiency: A pediatrican at cleveland clinic reported that administration of supplementary zinc was helpful in treating colds in children. It is also well known that loss of taste is related to zinc deficiency. It should be taken with a well rounded multivitamin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer