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Sore throat and sinus problem why does everything i eat taste salty?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Salty taste

With infections of the nose or throat, the taste buds are indirectly and directly affected.
First, your sense of smell contributes to your taste and with a sinus infection your sense of smell will be decreased. Second, where there is a sore throat, there is swelling & inflammation that will directly affect the taste buds, which will cause them not to work that well. Salt taste persists the best.

In brief: Salty taste

With infections of the nose or throat, the taste buds are indirectly and directly affected.
First, your sense of smell contributes to your taste and with a sinus infection your sense of smell will be decreased. Second, where there is a sore throat, there is swelling & inflammation that will directly affect the taste buds, which will cause them not to work that well. Salt taste persists the best.
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