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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)

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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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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