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There are various kinds of taste disorders, including but not limited to:

  1. Phantom Taste Perception – in this, even if you don’t have anything in your mouth, there may be a constant taste
  2. Hypogeusia – in this, your ability to taste savory, sour, salty, sweet and bitter food is diminished
  3. Dysgeusia – in this, there is always a metallic taste in your mouth
  4. Ageusia – in this rare disorder, you cannot taste anything

Table of Contents


  1. Born with it
  2. Respiratory Infections
  3. Ear Infections
  4. Radiotherapy of neck and head
  5. Certain chemicals and medicines
  6. Head injury
  7. Surgery for ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
  8. Inferior dental hygiene
  9. Hormonal Changes
  10. Tobacco and other drugs (like cocaine)


The doctor will be testing the minimum strength of a product that you can taste and identify. He/she may also run tests where they may make you identify numerous different tastes to check whether you can differentiate between the tastes. They may also run tests to check the efficiency of different parts of the tongue.


The doctors may suggest eating food that has high levels of spices and herbs so that you can taste more flavors. They may also tell you to avoid combo dishes so that you can recognize individual tastes. Lastly, they may tell you to eat food with numerous colors and textures.

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Author Since:  September 18, 2018


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