Problems with Taste

Frequently Asked Questions

15. How can I best talk to my doctor about a problem with taste?

You can help your doctor make a diagnosis by writing down important information about your problem beforehand and giving the information to your doctor during your visit.

Write down answers to the following questions.

  • When did I first become aware of my taste problem?
  • What changes in my sense of taste did I notice?
  • Do all foods and drinks taste the same?
  • Have there been any changes in my sense of smell?
  • Does the change in taste affect my ability to eat normally?
  • What medicines do I take? What are the names of the medicines? How much do I take? What is the health condition for which I take the medicine?
  • Have I recently had a cold or the flu?