Loss of taste after viral infections

Posted at 2:52 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel
Patients often are worried whether they will get the taste back after they loose them after a viral infection of mouth.
We appreciate a taste by chemical senses situated in the taste buds; our tongue has nerve endings with receptors for taste. These receptors react to sweet, sour, salts, bitter, and umami. Viral infections such as those causing canker sores may affect the nerve endings that send signals to the brain that interprets these different tastes. Our body has a capacity to replace these signal transmitting nerve cells, and you will regain your taste.

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