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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Smell and Taste Loss

Okay. You may have a condition called Bell's palsy, in which a nerve in the face suddenly stops functioning. This leads to weak facial muscles and may be associated with loss of taste. Bell's palsy is likely related to nerve inflammation or irritation. Call your doctor or arrange for medical evaluation today.

The next set of questions deals with problems in the mouth.

Do you have any of the following?

- Redness or a sore feeling in the mouth

- A white coating on the tongue or lining of the mouth

- Dentures or recent dental procedures (such as a root canal)

- Prominent and chronic dryness of the mouth

Yes, one or more of those is true for me.

No, I don't have any of those.

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