Literature indicates that a tick bite in EAC can result in tinnitus, facial nerve palsy, and taste disorder
, though rarely (6-8).
Following surgery, the patient presented with temporary partial facial nerve palsy (House-Blackmann, grade 3) and taste disorder
. However, her facial nerve palsy recovered (House-Blackmann, grade 2) during the 1-month postsurgical observation period, with an almost complete recovery of the remaining slight eye-closure weakness at 3 months.
Recent study indicated that sweet taste disorder
in patients with abnormal glucose tolerance was associated with increased sugar intake and vascular complications, including DN and diabetic retinopathy .
Higher grades of paresis were more often associated with dry mouth, aural fullness, retroauricular pain, and taste disorder
In addition, older people are more likely to prefer sweet and starchy foods and less protein because of a taste disorder
related to zinc deficiency.
A common taste disorder
is the phantom taste perception where an unpleasant taste lingers in your mouth.
Long-term follow-up results of electrogustometry and subjective taste disorder
after middle ear surgery.
Other findings include: u 71pc of people say tripe is disgusting, while 58pc cannot stomach snails; u School dinners have a lot to answer for - nearly a third of those surveyed hate tapioca and sago; u Lychees are the most unpopular fruit; u Around 7pc of people suffer from a smell or taste disorder
, meaning they hate the taste or smell of foods that most people find pleasant; u Most of the foods on the list are animal products but tofu, or soya bean curd, is at number 13; u Everyone is born with a sweet tooth, said University of Washington nutritional expert Professor Adam Drewnowski.
If a particular medication causes smell or taste disorder
, the problem can be eliminated by simply discontinuing or changing the medicine.
If a certain medication is the cause of a smell or taste disorder
, stopping or changing the medicine may help eliminate the problem.
Zinc deficiency may be associated with some taste disorders
, but usually only because a serious medical condition (such as liver or kidney disease) predisposes a person to both the taste disorder
and zinc depletion.
can range from distortion of taste to reduced ability to taste to complete absence of taste.2 Taste impairment is common in cancer patients which may be due to the disease itself or because of the cancer treatments.3 The prevalence of taste dysfunction in cancer patients has been reported to be up to 77%.4 Reduction in taste acuity occurs due to direct damage to the taste buds or as a result of changes in the saliva during chemoradiation of the oral cancer.5