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How can i get my loss of taste restored, my doctor says

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how can i get my loss of taste restored
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: my doctor says after my stroke 2 years ago ,it may not comd back i take high blood pressure medecines cardvelo,amalodopine and hydrolopine
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: 1 month ago i saw my doctor and yes, hypertension does run in my family
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: well i also have STATICA NERVE IN MY BACK that is it.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Sorry to hear about your problem.

Loss of taste is due to the damage to the nerve carrying taste sensation to the brain. The recovery is very slow and may take 2-3 years, sometimes even longer. There is no specific medication. However, vitamin B2 Riboflavin 200 mg daily and zinc 30 mg daily may help with the recovery to some extent. Oral steroid paste also can be tried which may help by reducing inflammation of the nerve endings in the tongue.
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