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What might cause a change in taste? For example, recently

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.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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