Re: Loss of ability to sense food flavors

From: On-line Snack discussion (snaktalk)
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 19:22:41 PST

A quick search on this gave among others the following websites which may
be of interest to you:
You will probably want to do a search of your own as there appears to be
quite a lot of information available out there.

Nina Thayer
Snacktalk Moderator
> I had a cold and with it I could not sense food flavors...I could "taste" via
> the tongue...sweet,sour,bitter etc. but not the flavors like
> bannanna,apple,potatoe etc.
> The cold left but flavor sensing remained lost. After 3 sinus
> surgeries,allergy testing/treatment and 11 years of time the only pattern
> seems to be that if I take (small) doses of steroids it brings back my
> ability to enjoy food's flavors. But longterm use of steroids is discouraged.
> As it is now I can sense some food flavor in about 1 meal in 100.
> Can you point me to info sources that may help me find resolution to my
> problem?
> Thank you
> Robert Marsh
> (989) 689-4539

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