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I can't taste anything. I am on Antidpression and Zeperxa only. Can you help?
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I am sorry you can't taste anything.

sinus congestion and sinus infections can block your nose and sinuses and cause you not to be able to smell and taste foods

taste of foods is mostly influenced by smell.

do you have sinus congestion symptoms, or runny nose? this can affect your taste.

do you smoke? smoking can take away your taste.

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