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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suggestion: Saline rinses, hydration, lemon tea with honey, sudafed, afrin 3 days on 3 days off, sleep with head elevated 30 deg, tylenol, 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
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I see a ENT for loss of smell/taste? Recently had sinusitis, treated with a zpak. It's been almost 2 weeks, should I wait a little longer?
Can a cold and sinusitis cause this extremely salty taste also taking a z-pack mucinex 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
I have a nasal spray prescribed by my doctor to treat sinusitis attacks but it just tastes horrible! What can I do to pass that taste? Thanks.
Bad: Taste likely due to medication in the spray. Rinse mouth immediately after use ...Read more
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