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??