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I have a question about my dad. He lost his sense of taste 4 days ago, but not his sense of smell, what could it be?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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In brief: Different nerves

There are 12 cranial nerves that serve the body.
Smell is negotiated by the olfactory nerve, taste is by another nerve altogether (although reduction in olfaction reduces taste). A consult with a neurologist is in order, good luck!

In brief: Different nerves

There are 12 cranial nerves that serve the body.
Smell is negotiated by the olfactory nerve, taste is by another nerve altogether (although reduction in olfaction reduces taste). A consult with a neurologist is in order, good luck!
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