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Sneezing, running nose, mucus, taste buds not working properly (cant taste properly). Symptoms happen every few hours unannounced. Usuallyupon wakingup?

Sneezing, running nose, mucus, taste buds not working properly (cant taste properly). Symptoms happen every few hours unannounced. Usuallyupon wakingup?

Allergy?: Sounds like you may be reacting to the pollen counts in your area. Are your eyes itchy and watery, too? If so you could try an over the counter antihistamine to see if this helps. Pollen counts usually are higher at dawn and dusk. Dust mite allergy may also be a problem. See doctor if problem persists. You may need an allergy evaluation. ...Read more

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Cant taste properly. Have mucus too. Since one month after I caught cold the taste buds still not working properly. Cant taste a thing. Plz help.

Cant taste properly. Have mucus too. Since one month after I caught cold the taste buds still not working properly. Cant taste a thing. Plz help.

It Can Happen: Viral infections have an affinity to affect nerve tissues. There can be a shift in your taste acuity or total loss of taste. Most of the time taste returns to normal, although it can take months. You can try to help it by taking a multivitamin with minerals with adequate amounts of b-complex vitamins with vitamin c and zinc which are all involved with taste perception. ...Read more

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I accidentally used detol has mouth wash. The taste buds in my tongue are not working. I also have a metal type battery taste. Will it come back?

I accidentally used detol has mouth wash. The taste buds in my tongue are not working. I also have a metal type battery taste. Will it come back?

Detol?: Not sure of product. Is it detoll, the soap? Things can damage the taste buds though usually temporary. Having a metallic taste like a battery is possible. You can generate a galvanic reaction in your mouth due to your saliva and metals like from metal fillings and crowns. If doesn't pass in few day see your dentist. ...Read more

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My taste buds don't seem to be working well... I went to the doc 4 throat and had some sort of virus. Is it related? Will it resolve soon/on its own?

My taste buds don't seem to be working well... I went to the doc 4 throat and had some sort of virus. Is it related? Will it resolve soon/on its own?

Be patient: The virus, the body's response and any medicines could all impact taste. Give it time and drink lots of water. It's likely to resolve w/in a week after the virus is gone. Relax! Get well! ...Read more

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How do taste buds work?

How do taste buds work?

Receptor Cells: The taste receptor cells send information detected by clusters of various receptors and ion channels to the gustatory areas of the brain via the seventh, ninth and tenth cranial nerves.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Taste_bud ...Read more

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How are taste buds activated?

How are taste buds activated?

Stimulus: A chemical response from stimulus such as salt, sweet, sour and bitter by specialized receptor cells that get transmitted to your brain. ...Read more

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Can I lose my taste buds forever?

Can I lose my taste buds forever?

Dysgeusia: Is a change in your sense of taste due to a variety of causes; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. In your case pregnancy-related (estrogen) changes in your sense of smell may also lead to dysgeusia. It is very common condition in pregnancy. Usually it is transient. With Geographic tongue people may notice they have a“bitter” or “metallic” taste in their mouths. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get my taste buds back?

How do I get my taste buds back?

More info needed....: Your question is very vague... what exactly is the problem? Certain medical conditions and medications can cause loss of taste. Please consult with your local PCP for a physical and a consultation. ...Read more

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How can our taste buds change over time?

How can our taste buds change over time?

Common: Taste can change over time from daily to long term. Most of taste involves the taste buds on tongue. These bumps or papillae on tongue have sensory structures registering different tastes. Theses can be affected daily like burning of tongue which will alter these sensations. Long term illness like dry mouth or treatments for cancer can cause diminished or loss of taste. Also smell influences taste ...Read more

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Why do you start loosing your taste buds?

Why do you start loosing your taste buds?

Various reasons: Natural loss of taste buds usually starts much later in life, usually past the age of 50. Irritants, especially chemicals can damage taste buds. If you are losing your sense of taste, there are also other medical causes that need to be looked into. Consult a physician if concerned and want answers for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more

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I can't taste! Do taste buds ever go bad?

Perhaps: This is usually related to a neurological state which may or may not be temporary. Suggest medical visit to determine source. ...Read more

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Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Which kind of taste buds are the largest?

Check this site: This is an excellent website that illustrates the different sizes and varieties of taste buds.
http://www. Innerbody. Com/image/nerv12.html ...Read more

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What are diseases that affect your taste buds?

Alteration in taste: You can go to the following site for some general information, but if you have an alteration in taste, I would consult with both your dentist and primary care physician. See: http://www. Nidcd. Nih. Gov/health/smelltaste/pages/taste. Aspx ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lose your taste buds?

Is it possible for you to lose your taste buds?

Yes: Most people do not actually loose their taste buds, they just loose the ability to taste. This can be temporary due to medication or an illness or it can be more permanent. Check out the medication you are using such as asthma inhalants, etc. On the web to look for side effects and then contact your md to ask about specific medications. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have black taste buds?

What does it mean when you have black taste buds?

Black hairy tongue: Your tongue can turn black from a condition called black hairy tongue (sounds weird, huh). It's not really hairy...The taste buds get elongated and become pigmented from bacteria, food, and drinks. No treatment necessary other than clean the tongue with a toothbrush. ...Read more

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What would you have if your taste buds get burned?

What would you have if your taste buds get burned?

Quick healing: The tongue is a quick healer so if you burn your tongue you shouldn't have significant long-lasting problems. You might have tenderness and/or numbness at the burn site but it should heal within a few days. ...Read more

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Can you increase the number of taste buds you have?

Can you increase the number of taste buds you have?

No: You have what you are made with! Development of the brain (special sensory nerves) can make them more acute or "aware of things" and deterioration of such will cause decreases. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get my taste buds back?

What would be the best way to get my taste buds back?

You don't: If you lost them to some kind of trama - burn or surgical they will not come back. If you lost your sense of taste to a stroke or some nerve damage to the taste buds you may get your sense of taste back. ...Read more

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Can methylphendiate be the cause of frequent white painful taste buds?

Can methylphendiate be the cause of frequent white painful taste buds?

Xerostomia is: Dry mouth. And symptoms may include: Dryness or stickiness in mouth, thick/stringy saliva, bad breath, difficulty chewing/speaking/swallowing, dry/sore throat or hoarseness, dry/grooved tongue, a changed sense of taste. Up to 35 % of patients taking stimulant medications may experience dry mouth. Mouthwashes, especially ones with xylitol, can help. Sugarless candy to moisturize. Best regards. ...Read more

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Why do people have different food tastes if we all have the same taste buds?

Why do people have different food tastes if we all have the same taste buds?

Much of our taste: Comes from what we are exposed to when we are young, as in cultural exposures. Some of it obviously it intrinsic to each individual, just like why are people's temperaments different, even identical twins raised in the same family! ...Read more

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Why don't foods taste the same to me anymore? Can medication change taste buds?

Why don't foods taste the same to me anymore? Can medication change taste buds?

Bingo: Certain medical conditions and medications can change your sense of taste. Discuss your concerns with your PCP ...Read more

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Is there any way I can get my taste buds back when I'm sick as I can't taste anything?

Is there any way I can get my taste buds back when I'm sick as I can't taste anything?

Stuffy Nose: When you're sick, your nose is usually stuffed up, inhibiting your sense of smell, which in turn can alter the way you perceive taste. ...Read more

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I've had no taste buds for a couple weeks now and am concerned. Why could this happen?

I've had no taste buds for a couple weeks now and am concerned. Why could this happen?

Do you mean?: Do you mean: 1). Surface of tongue has shines smooth areas. If so probably benign and temporary. Have Dentist examine tongue. 2). Everything looks OK but you can't taste anything. If this is the case, see a Neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking on my taste buds?

What are the effects of smoking on my taste buds?

Effect of smoking: Smoking will tend to decrease your sense of taste, irritate all the soft tissues in your mouth in general and can cause cell mutation resulting in oral cancer. It still escapes me why anyone would want to smoke knowing the documented dangers to your body. ...Read more

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Why would my taste buds be gone after I have surgery?

Why would my taste buds be gone after I have surgery?

Depends: If the surgery involved your sinuses it would be fairly common to have a temporary alteration in your sense of taste which is closely linked to your sense of smell. Some medications and illnesses can also impact this. If your surgery was not involving the nasal/sinus area and you haven't changed meds recently, a visit to an ENT doc would be a good idea to figure out what is happening. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of swollen taste buds?

Please help! What is the cause of swollen taste buds?

Swollen taste buds: Swollen taste buds can occur from something as simple as a mild burn from hot foods; spicy foods, sensitivity or allergic reaction to spices and other foods and liquids ingested to a number of medical conditions. See if you can pinpoint it yourself by eliminating and then retrying different foods. If it is a ongoing problem, you will have to see and oral surgeon, primary care physician or ent. ...Read more

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How can I get my taste buds loss back due to a stroke?

How can I get my taste buds loss back due to a stroke?

Difficult....: Stroke damages the neural component of taste perception......if not back in 3-6m, will not comeback. Can try Vit B12 injection for nerve regeneration, along with good nutrition. ...Read more