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iv lost my sense of taste. for example i drank apple juice, i can only tell that's its apple juice because of the label, it is very hard for me distinguish what things are now. and this morning i ate the hottest pepper (a habanero) and i didn't feel a thing. i could tell it was a pepper because i felt the heat in the back of my throat but nothing my mouth.
Medical History:
Asthma, Diabetes Type 2(when on prednisone), High blood pressure.
Medicine:
advair, xonpenex, benicar, amlooipne, hydralazine

iv been having this lost of taste for about a week now.


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replied May 8th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A11856
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the loss of taste sensations for the last one week.
With the information that you have given it is difficult to reach a diagnosis but still I would suggest some of the common causes for the loss of taste sensation including normal aging(difficulty detecting bitter and salt taste),tongue infection, excessive smoking, ear infections, ear nerve injury, vitamin B12/B3 deficiency, zinc deficiency, upper respiratory infection, radiation therapy, brain tumor, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and some medication drugs etc.
Sometimes many cases of loss of taste are actually loss of smell.
You must consult your physician for the accurate diagnosis as the same cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.



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