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I can't taste anything!!

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  • Posted By: andi25
  • February 17, 2010
  • 10:16 PM

Hi, I'm 23 years old and female, and I am kind of freaking out because about half a week ago the tip of my tongue stopped tasting. And the next day it spread to the middle of it, and now it's affected all of my taste buds. And my tongue has this half numb feeling when I eat or drink, even water. Before an area went numb it started tingling and prickling and hurting a little (brought on by using a natural cinnamon clove toothpaste that never bothered my mouth in the past but recently started burning my taste buds), then when the pain died down after a few hours so did the taste sensations. My sense of smell is still sharp as ever. And I know this is not because of burning myself, and I'm not sick. I do not know what is going on.:confused: Does anyone have info on this? Or what I can do to restore the taste??

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  • Hi, I'm 23 years old and female, and I am kind of freaking out because about half a week ago the tip of my tongue stopped tasting. And the next day it spread to the middle of it, and now it's affected all of my taste buds. And my tongue has this half numb feeling when I eat or drink, even water. Before an area went numb it started tingling and prickling and hurting a little (brought on by using a natural cinnamon clove toothpaste that never bothered my mouth in the past but recently started burning my taste buds), then when the pain died down after a few hours so did the taste sensations. My sense of smell is still sharp as ever. And I know this is not because of burning myself, and I'm not sick. I do not know what is going on.:confused: Does anyone have info on this? Or what I can do to restore the taste?? thanks:odo you eat a lot of salt? This happend to me and it was from eating too much salt and acidy stuff like vinager
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • February 18, 2010
    • 03:05 AM
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  • do you eat a lot of salt? This happend to me and it was from eating too much salt and acidy stuff like vinagerInteresting. No I don't think so. I go out of my way to eat healthy most days, and haven't changed my diet for a very long time and don't see any reason for a sudden change like this over such a short time. :( The only thing I did differently was I ate more candy than usual the day it started. Maybe all the sugar lowered my immune system and let something into my mouth that my body could normally fight?*I probably should mention I don't smoke either.
    andi25 2 Replies
    • February 18, 2010
    • 01:25 PM
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  • Iam experience the same thing, last nite i rinsed my mouth with salt water because my gums are sensitive and a little achy. So today i have not been able to taste anything that i eat, should i worry about this? should i call my doctor?
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  • I have lost my sense of taste but I can still smell just fine. My tongue on the left side is numb. I want to the doctor and apparently the back of my throath is also numb since my gag reflex is also gone. The doctor was scratching his head. Second patient with these symtoms in a week he says. Going for a battery of tests tomorrow.It could be a bug of some kind but a pretty pecular bug if so since I am healthy otherwise.I am thinking reaction to airborne pestacides or something like that.It started with my resumption of jogging. This is the second time it has happened. The previous time also started with jogging and stopped about a week after I quit.I was swimming through poplar fluff on the jog before this happened but I can find no connection there on-line.At least I am not alone.
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  • did anyone find out the reason for this. My taste is completely gone. I didnt eat anything different. No more salt than usually. my doctor said she didnt know what causes it.
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  • I've never posted on one of these before but I'm also getting freaked out. My tongue has had that weird, half-numb feeling like I burnt it for a few weeks now, and I haven't been able to taste anything. Did anyone find out what causes this?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 10, 2011
    • 06:14 AM
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  • I have the exact same symptoms and wondered if it was the cinnamon flavored toothpaste I was using since it does cause a slight burning sensation. Have you found out anything?
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  • I had the exact same problem. Could'nt feel my left side of the tongue. well, at least I am not freaked out 'cuase This used to happen a lot when I was like 9 or 8 yrs old. My mom usually used to take me to the doctor, and the doc would give me some kinda medicine(I don't know anything about pharmacy) called glycerine (not sure).I just used to apply that on the numb side of tongue and within like 3-4 days, my tongue would be back on the taste business. hope this helped.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 23, 2014
    • 07:18 PM
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  • I think it's toothpaste that's being used, it could be too strong. While we think our mouths are getting cleaner cause it burns it's probably harming our tongue. It's really ******g me off as well cause I can't think of a solution
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  • I am also having this problem has anyone found the cause and solution
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  • I am having this same problem. I can tell you exactly(what might) be the reason why. It's the clove spice. Yesterday I tried a remedy that involved gargling clove oil on a bad tooth for 20 min to rid a tooth infection. However afterwards, I noticed the front part of my tongue was burned/numb. It is sensitive to cold things like ice cream. I really hope this goes away, I don't plan on using clove until it does, if I do decide to use. I am going to search up a suggested solution ofbusing glycerine. Hope this helps!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 22, 2016
    • 06:45 AM
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