Bad Taste In Mouth, Cough And Strange Smell Or Taste

Reviewed on 10/9/2020

Respiratory infections that cause cough can cause an altered sense of taste or interfere with your sense of smell. Examples can include bronchitis or viral sore throat. It is also possible for alterations in smell or taste to be caused by a side effect or reaction to a medication you may be taking. Discuss the symptoms with your doctor before you stop taking any prescribed medication.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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