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Why do foods taste flat when I have sinusitis?

Why do foods taste flat when I have sinusitis?

Taste: Hello. For adequate taste, smell is needed. Often times when patients suffer with sinusitis, their smell is diminished. See your ENT doctor for an endoscopic exam and treatment. Once sinusitis resolves and smell improves I would expect your taste to follow. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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Why do I have so runny nose after I eat spicy foods?

Why do I have so runny nose after I eat spicy foods?

Reflex: This is a sort of nerve reflex, not a food allergy as some think. Capsaicin trigger a signal that then leads to increased secretions... Saliva, mucus, etc. It is a form of non-allergic rhinitis (gustatory rhinorrhea is the fancy term). ...Read more

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If I have certain foods that are oily or spicy my stomach burns and my throat i feel I have gastric but shall I do something? Throat hurts sometimes 2

If I have certain foods that are oily or spicy my stomach burns and my throat i feel I have gastric but shall I do something? Throat hurts sometimes 2

You may have GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux causes symptoms of burning in the throat. You may also have inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Do you take lots of advil, alleve or aspirin. These medications can be very irritating to the stomach. See your doctor. Avoid nsaids--advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin. Avpod alcohol until you determine what your exact diagnosis is. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do my teeth hurt when i eat sweets but have no cavity?

Could you explain why do my teeth hurt when i eat sweets but have no cavity?

Sensitive to sweets: Many possibilites, cracked restorations, cracked tooth structure, gum recession, wear due to clenching or grinding of your teeth, have your teeth checked out to get a proper course of action to relieve the sensitivity. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Swelling: An allergic reaction to foods can cause swelling in the nose and tongue resulting in these symptoms.See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does everything i eat taste strange when I have a cold or the flu?

Why does everything i eat taste strange when I have a cold or the flu?

See below: This is due to the fact that you have inflammation in the area where your sense of smell and taste arise and thus the perceptions can be altered due to the inflammation during the illness. It should resolve after the illness is gone. ...Read more

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Do I need to avoid spicy foods when I have sore throat?

Do I need to avoid spicy foods when I have sore throat?

It may be helpful: Spicy foods may burn your throat on direct contact or it may stimulate an increase in gastric acid reflux. This reflux may also worsen your sore throat. ...Read more

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What could be reason that I sneeze when I eat sugary foods and have an itchy nose when eating hot food?

What could be reason that I sneeze when I eat sugary foods and have an itchy nose when eating hot food?

??: Hot foods easily expalined. Vapors of hot food are going into your sinsuses and nasal passages. This can cause itching. Why you sneeze with sugary foods is a mystery. ...Read more

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Why do I tend to have phlegm problems when i consume dairy products?

Why do I tend to have phlegm problems when i consume dairy products?

Reason: Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus that drips down the back of your throat when you have a cold. Although drinking milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to your throat than it would normally be, milk doesn't cause your body to make more phlegm. In fact, frozen dairy products can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat. ...Read more

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Why does my nose always run when I eat even non spicy foods?

Why does my nose always run when I eat even non spicy foods?

Neural response: This phenomenon is usually not allergy. It is most commonly the result of a central triggering of the vagus nerve. This nerve innervates both the blood vessels and the mucus glands of the nasal mucosa. It is possible that an anti-cholinergic nasal spray might control the rhinnorhea (runny nose). It is a perfectly benign condition. ...Read more

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Why does my flatus smell extra bad when I eat certain foods and what ones should I avoid?

Why does my flatus smell extra bad when I eat certain foods and what ones should I avoid?

Note the particular: Foods that seem to cause you flatus - ; avoid them. In general - watch the amount of meat in your diet (esp. Red meat). ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt whenever i eat greasy food or fast food? Do I have an allergy?

Why does my stomach hurt whenever i eat greasy food or fast food? Do I have an allergy?

Possible gallstones: Pain after eating greasy, rich fatty food is a classic symptom of gallstones. The other possible causes include gastritis or a stomach ulcer. I would avoid these foods and make an appointment to see your doctor to get some tests done to find the cause. In the meantime you can also try zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc, but definitely follow up with a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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When I eat certain fruits my mouth and throat itch, does it mean I am allergic? Should I avoid them?

When I eat certain fruits my mouth and throat itch, does it mean I am allergic? Should I avoid them?

Oral allergy syndr.: You might also have oral allergy syndrome, which is a cross reaction between pollen allergies (hay fever) and common proteins in fruits and vegetables, esp. Things like melons, pineapple, apples. Oral allergy syndrome usually improves if you cook the food, and can be tested for by an allergist using a particular technique called a "prick-prick" test. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes feel like I have to cough when I dont even have a cold? I do have allergies and my mother had asthma, so what causes that feeling?

Why do I sometimes feel like I have to cough when I dont even have a cold? I do have allergies and my mother had asthma, so what causes that feeling?

Airways inflammation: is simply the description of asthma / rhinosinusitis, I am not sure what you meant by the allergies you have, probably it is upper airways symptoms, the inflammation of which can affect the lower airways too and cause cough even if you don't have a cold, see an allergist or your doctor for evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have a salty taste in my mouth?

What can I eat if I have a salty taste in my mouth?

Number of causes: Salty taste in the mouth could be due to a number of issues:Dehydration, side effect of some medications, salivary gland diseases like Sjorgen, Salivary gland infection, post nasal drainage, sinus infection or allergies. Consult your MD. ...Read more

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Why do foods taste flat when I have sinusitis?

Taste: Hello. For adequate taste, smell is needed. Often times when patients suffer with sinusitis, their smell is diminished. See your ENT doctor for an endoscopic exam and treatment. Once sinusitis resolves and smell improves I would expect your taste to follow. ...Read more

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Do sinusitis sufferers have to avoid any food?

Do sinusitis sufferers have to avoid any food?

Sinusitis: Sometimes sinusitis is due to food allergies such as milk, or related to gastritis. Sometimes it is seasonal (pollens). Keep a food diary and see if your sinusitis gets worse with eating certain foods. Or you can try an elimination diet ,i.e. avoid milk products for a week or two and see if the sinusitis gets better It is best to do all this under the direction of a doctor/ allergist ...Read more

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How can I treat sinusitis and are there any foods to avoid?

How can I treat sinusitis and are there any foods to avoid?

Suggestion: Saline rinses, hydration, lemon tea with honey, sudafed, afrin 3 days on 3 days off, sleep with head elevated 30 deg, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, vitamin c, echinacea, zinc lozenges. Some think caffeine and milk thicken mucous and are to be avoided. If symptoms escalate over 7-10 days or continue > 3-4 weeks then may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is eating cold food bad in sinusitis?

Is eating cold food bad in sinusitis?

Should be ok: As long as the temperature of your food or drink does not cause pain or discomfort, eating cold foods should not interfere with sinusitis symptoms or treatment. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis on one side alter smell and taste? I can smell/taste some things, but not all and it comes and goes. I also have no congestion.

Can sinusitis on one side alter smell and taste? I can smell/taste some things, but not all and it comes and goes. I also have no congestion.

Yes it can: Chronic sinusitis is often associated with smell and taste impairment and unlike acute sinusitis often not associated with nasal congestion (which however might have initiated the acute infection -> chronic). ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read more

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My tolerance to spicy food has increased - I don’t eat spicy food often but some things aren’t even spicy anymore to me. Hot sauce stills burns my tongue but mild spicy foods, I can barely feel. 17 month’s postpartum, have chronic sinusitis. Cause?

My tolerance to spicy food has increased - I don’t eat spicy food often but some things aren’t even spicy anymore to me. Hot sauce stills burns my tongue but mild spicy foods, I can barely feel. 17 month’s postpartum, have chronic sinusitis. Cause?

Spicy foods: Sinus conditions may impair your ability to taste/smell. Do you find your taste buds less sensitive in general? Please see your doctor. He/she may refer you to an ENT doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sinusitis, is this causing the bad taste in my mouth?

Likely yes: Bacterial infections are often associated with bad taste and bad smell. This should resolve after treatment and resolution of the infection. ...Read more

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I am suffering from very bad sinusitis. What is a good medication to use? I have a headache and postnatal drip giving me a bitter taste in mouth. Tks

Sinusitis:chronic: A sinus inflammation can arise from an allergy, a virus or a bacteria. Those which start as allergies/viruses can block the sinus passages (swelling) and allow bacterial infection to occur. Ask your healthcare provider to consider using Ciprofloxin, a quinolone antibiotic with excellent coverage for abscesses (which is what bacterial sinusitis represents). ...Read more

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Can a cold and sinusitis cause this extremely salty taste also taking a z-pack mucinex (guaifenesin) tablets and using a neti pot this is day five it just started?

Can a cold and sinusitis cause this extremely salty taste also taking a z-pack mucinex (guaifenesin) tablets and using a neti pot this is day five it just started?

NoNeedToSaltYourFood: All that stuff you mentioned, including your nasal mucus, lung sputum, mouth saliva and whatever else your mucus membranes can cook-up, can and most likely will taste salty.Maybe you're just starting to taste that because your taste buds were blunted to begin with from your stuffy nose or you are now getting dehydrated and the salt content is increasing due to that. In any event, drink more fluids ...Read more

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Hi there, I have blocked ears, congestion, can’t taste a thing, and am quite ‘sore’ around my eyes, have a little cough and feel weirdly stiff in my back. What should I take? Is this sinusitis? Thanks!

Hi there, 

I have blocked ears, congestion, can’t taste a thing, and am quite ‘sore’ around my eyes, have a little cough and feel weirdly stiff in my back. 

What should I take? Is this sinusitis? 

Thanks!

Possibly: A viral upper respiratory tract infection causes these symptoms and usually runs its course in a week. If symptoms persist longer, a bacterial sinus infection may be present requiring a 10-14 day course of antibiotics like augmentin or levaquin,for example. To unblock ears, irrigate your nasal passages with warm salt water and instill nasal decongestion spray like afrin or take sudafed by mouth. ...Read more

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Yellow flat spot behind tonsil not on my tonsils. I suffer from reflux and PND with sinusitis. It is at the very back wall of throat behind tonsil?

Yellow flat spot behind tonsil not on my tonsils. I suffer from reflux and PND with sinusitis. It is at the very back wall of throat behind tonsil?

Yellow flat spot: Size? Duration? Do you smoke anything? Time to seek an examination. See your GP, an Internist, a Gastroenterologist, or an ENT. Can"t examine you in this forum, so please seek professional evaluation. ...Read more

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A chronic sinusitis can give white tongue? What about red spots without pain? And i notice a bad taste that comes as the throat or tongue back end...

May not be Rel: The two are separate entities but can present as symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection where your autoimmune system is burdened. ...Read more

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What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

Inflammation: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses (in your head and face). It can be caused by infection or allergies, but usually a virus. Antibiotics don't have benefit for most people with sinusitis (they usually resolve on their own in 10-14 days). Things like neti pots, Ibuprofen and decongestants help with the symptoms. Antibiotics used improperly just cause yeast infections and resistant bugs. ...Read more

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What is sinusitis ?

What is sinusitis
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Sinus infection: Sinus infections are caused by blockage of the sinus cavities. These may be bacterial or viral in nature. Symptoms include fevers, malaise, nasal congestion, & pressure in the face and cheek area. Depending on the cause and severity, treatments include nasal rinses, antibiotics and steroids. ...Read more

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