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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Abnormal Sense Of Taste

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Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Not much you can do: With nasal steroids you can reduce the size, with decongestant you can reduce the swelling and with the allergy treatment you can prevent the recurrences. Nasal surgery is needed to remove the polyp. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Sense of smell and taste has diminshed after an upper respertory infection and everything tastes the same ?

Sense of smell and taste has diminshed after an upper respertory infection and everything tastes the same ?

Loss of smell: This is very common after a respiratory infection. You cannot taste as well when you can't smell. This should improve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is loss of taste and smell normal with aging — or could loss of taste and smell have other causes?

Is loss of taste and smell normal with aging — or could loss of taste and smell have other causes?

Some loss of taste and smell is natural with aging, especially after age 60: Various other factors also can contribute to loss of taste and smell, however, including: Nasal and sinus problems, such as allergies, sinusitis or nasal polyps, Certain medications, including beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Dental problems, Cigarette smoking, Head or facial injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease. Loss of taste and smell can have a significant impact on quality of life, often leading to decreased appetite and poor nutrition. Sometimes loss of taste and smell contributes to depression. Loss of taste and smell also might tempt you to use excess salt or sugar on your food to enhance the taste — which could be a problem if you have high blood pressure or diabetes. If you're experiencing loss of taste and smell, consult your doctor. Although you can't reverse age-related loss of taste and smell, some causes of impaired taste and smell are treatable. For example, your doctor might adjust your medications if they're contributing to the problem. Many nasal and sinus conditions and dental problems can be treated as well. If you smoke, quitting can help restore your sense of smell. If necessary, your doctor might recommend consulting an allergist, an ear, nose and throat specialist (otolaryngologist), a neurologist or other specialist. ...Read more

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An excess of what supplements could cause a diminished sense of taste?

An excess of what supplements could cause a diminished sense of taste?

Varied: An excess of any supplement can cause a myriad of symptoms and there is inter-individual variability in who would experience a diminished sense of taste in particular. If you are concerned with a specific supplement, please schedule a consult for further discussion and guidance. ...Read more

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What do loss of smell and taste suggest?

2 possibilities: Loss of smell is often if not always associated with the loss of taste, even though the taste nerve fibers are functional. The two possibilities for anosmia (loss of smell) are blockage of the roof of the nose by a mass or inflammation, and degeneration of the olfactory nerve, the nerve of smell. I would first check with an ENT doctor to determine blockage and then a neurologist. ...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 causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV saline push&iv benedryl?Is this a common phenomenon?

What causes some people 2get a strange metallic taste mouth, & tempor. Smell changes following IV  saline push&iv benedryl?Is this a common phenomenon?

Pus: Pus tastes metallic. Benedryl will dry your mouth and mucus membranes. Without being diluted with saliva you may be tasting an infection in your mouth, sinus, or throat. The reason you are getting an IV push may be a hint of what is going on. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence for evolution of sense of smell?

Yes: All evidence for macroevolution is indirect but it's compelling. A more speculative piece came from Science 2011 http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/13448202 ...Read more

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What ( other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

What ( other than pregnancy) causes a metallic taste in your mouth?

Quite few things...: This can be caused by a variety of inflammatory conditions in the mouth-- periodontal disease, infected teeth, mucous membrane disorders, and yeast infection. Upper respiratory catarrhal conditions and gastroesophageal reflux disease are also common offenders. Endocrine and metabolic disease can cause this, some medications-e.g. Metronidazole, and neurological smell/taste derangement (dysgeusia). ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medicine that would cause a cough and metallic taste in back of throat?

Is there any over-the-counter medicine that would cause a cough and metallic taste in back of throat?

Throat: Can you elaborate as usually people buy the otc medicine to alleviate the cough and metallic taste. I cannot think of any drug that is otc or not that has the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Post fungal infection. the tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth.what is the best OTC for that or anything natural ?

Post fungal infection. the tongue still white with feelings of discomfort and dehydration in mouth.what is the best OTC for that or anything natural ?

Yes: Antifungal mouthwash(nystatin) or lozenges(clortrimazole) for 5-10 days. If they don't work, stronger medication such as fluconazole(diflucan). These need a prescription in America. You may have to get a prescription in Falesteen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dizziness, metallic taste in mouth?

What are the symptoms of dizziness, metallic taste in mouth?

Multifactorial: Could be a medication causing the metallic taste in your mouth. If you have just changed or started a new medication i would suggest looking to see if that is a symptom. I would also get checked by your general practitioner to have your blood glucose levels monitored. ...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