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Can taste disorders be treated?
Diagnosis by an otolaryngologist is important to identify and treat the
underlying cause of your disorder. If a certain medication is the cause,
stopping or changing your medicine may help eliminate the problem. (Do not stop
taking your medications unless directed by your doctor, however.) Often, the
correction of a general medical problem can correct the loss of taste. For
example, people who lose their sense of taste because of respiratory infections
or allergies may regain it when these conditions resolve. Occasionally, a person
may recover his or her sense of taste spontaneously. Proper oral hygiene is
important to regaining and maintaining a well-functioning sense of taste. If
your taste disorder can't be successfully treated, counseling may help you
adjust to your problem.
If you lose some or all of your sense of taste, here are things you can try
to make your food taste better:
Prepare foods with a variety of colors and textures.
Use aromatic herbs and hot spices to add more flavor; however, avoid
adding more sugar or salt to foods.
If your diet permits, add small amounts of cheese, bacon bits, butter,
olive oil, or toasted nuts on vegetables.
Avoid combination dishes, such as casseroles, that can hide individual
flavors and dilute taste.