Taste buds "reset" after being sick?

I've been sick before and've had my sense of taste significantly *dulled*, but is it normal for what's essentially a wholesale scramble of them after a respiratory infection? Anything which was previously even slightly bitter or salty almost literally tastes like vomit to me now; it's like my mouth has been permanently set to the mode of "toothpaste + orange juice".

Is it possible that this is an odd deficiency spawned from not eating much while ill? It's been 4 or 5 days and while I'm getting over the illness, this is still going on.

Write Answer

Health Care

avatar
Hec
0 Answers
About HealthExamine
HealthExamine is a community dedicated to health care question and answers. The statements made on HealthExamine are not a substitute for medical care. If you have a medical emergency or your condition worsens, seek medical attention immediately.