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Anesthesia Related Taste Loss

12/08/2009

Question:

My father is experiencing his second incidence of taste loss with no loss of smell. Both times the taste loss was preceeded by inflammation of the mouth with a very high sensitivity to acidic foods which resolved after a few days. This time the loss of taste is more persistant and he has lost weight. Both episodes occurred after having general anesthesia. I read a similar question that was answered, however the answer focused on loss of smell as being the most possible cause. My father has not lost his sense of smell. What can he do to return or improve his sense of taste?

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