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I LOST SOME OF MY TASTE BUDS FROM CANCER RADIATION. WILL I…

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I LOST SOME OF MY...
I LOST SOME OF MY TASTE BUDS FROM CANCER RADIATION. WILL I EVER GET THEM BACK. I CANNOT EAT ALL THE THINGS I USED TO EAT. IS THERE NYTHING I CAN DO
TO RETRIEVE ANY OF THEM.
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil and I'm ready to help

The radiation can definitely damage the nerves that control taste

They can regenerate up to a year or a bit longer

If it has been over 18 months I would say they are not likely to come back

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago
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This is Dr. David

I am a radiation oncology doctor.

I don't see that you had radiation 18 months ago?

there is some research that zinc supplements can help your taste buds come back.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3724372/

you can read more there.

have you tried zinc supplements yet?

when did you finish the radiation?

let me know if you have other questions.

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