Patient: What might cause a change in taste? For example, recently sweet things have been tasting like pepper, which is confusing.
Symptoms: Taste changes, difficulty swallowing
Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.There are several reasons for a difference in taste. Since a lot of tasting is influenc ed by the nose, a blocked nose or a cold can cause these. Here are a list of causes:Sinus infectionDry mouthLoss of smellInfectionsSmokingIf you have any of these, do rewrite to us with complete details and we will help you. Wishing you good health.Hope this helps you.