Common "Changes In Taste" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

Changes In Taste

Change in taste or impaired taste refers to the loss or difference in the sense of tasting. This is common in people above the age of 50, and in most cases, it is only temporary. This might be due to a number of factors such as common cold, medications, smoking, age, etc. If the change of taste is caused by factors other than aging, it will return once the cause is rectified, but it cannot be reversed in the case of aging.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Can pregnancy cause altered taste sensation?

Query: Hi doctor,I had unprotected intercourse on the 18th day after having my periods. He did not insert it properly and withdraw it at the time of ejaculation. I took Unwanted 72 within four to five hours. I have a 30 to 32-day cycle. After having sex and taking Unwanted 72, I got my periods on time on t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. For getting pregnant, sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina. These sperms need to fertilize eggs. Even precum has certain sperm content leading to pregnancy. In your case, eggs may or may not be available and it depends on the ovulati...  Read Full »

I am suffering from mouth odor and weird taste. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mouth odour and taste of something wrong in my mouth. I scrap my younger every day thrice or more. Nothing affects me. What to do? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to a number of causes, such as poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, and diabetes. You should consult an oral physician or an otolaryngologist a...  Read Full »

Do bad breath and bad taste indicate a dry socket?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I had a wisdom tooth removal surgery on the right side of my jaw. The first day I bled for about five hours and changed my gauze each hour till I went to sleep. It stopped bleeding during sleep, and everything was normal. I ate soft food after my tooth surgery. I am concerne...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your history does tend to indicate dry socket condition. Smoking should be avoided post-surgery for at least four days to a week. The symptoms you have listed in...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from bad breath, and dry mouth and I feel a different taste in my mouth. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from bad breath since last year and my mouth gets dry and I feel a different taste in my mouth. I underwent a tooth cleaning two years back. How to permanently cure this?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Bad breath also known as halitosis can occur due to a number of causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, etc. You should consult an otolaryngologist and get ev...  Read Full »

How to clear the bitter taste present in my mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a weight of 198 pounds and a height of five feet nine inches. I exercise weekly. I usually eat healthy green vegetables and fruits everyday mixed with meats. I eat junk foods occasionally on weekends. I usually drink coffee and water in the morning. I have a f...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Change in taste can occur due to infection affecting the nose, throat, or sinuses. In your cases, it looks like a nasal polyp or any growth in the nasal passage as you had mentioned that you had a nasal blockage. I suggest you visit an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) special...  Read Full »

I have tooth pain and a foul smell in my mouth after a root canal treatment. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal treatment recently. After that, l had a foul taste in my mouth and had two rounds of antibiotics. My tooth still hurts and still has a foul taste. Now I have a headache on the same side of my face and sometimes have pain in my lower jaw. However, I do not have facial...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to get your complete health checkup done as the metallic taste may be a reason for any health issue like a gastric problem or any cold. Then, you can ask your dentist to clean your teeth and prescribe any good folic acid tablets. For pain, I would suggest you...  Read Full »

After 36 hours of molar extraction, my socket has turned white with bad smell. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I got my molar extracted. It has been over 36 hours. The socket is turning white in color now, and I have a bad taste and smell in my mouth. Is it infection or just normal healing? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the files attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Certain people will have a dry socket after extraction. It is normal nowadays, no need to worry. A dry socket is a complication that develops after extract...  Read Full »

Do blood in mouth on sucking gums and bad taste indicate gingivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. Since four months after brushing, there is blood in my mouth. Now, if I suck my left side upper gum, there is a bad taste and bleeding. I brush twice a day. And I did not have any dental issues before. I am using Sensodyne due to some sensitivity since the same t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is the beginning of gum infection you are talking about, and you need to get scaling done soon. Bleeding gums is because of developing plaque at gum lines which initially cause gingivitis or inflamed gums, but if left untreated, plaque will turn harder, and t...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.