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Smell and Taste Loss

Okay. You could have a serious cause of smell or taste loss. While head injuries rarely result in the loss of taste, they commonly lead to loss of smell. This is because the nerve fibers traveling from the nose to the brain are near the lining of the nose and prone to tearing during a head injury. Rarely, a brain tumor or stroke can cause smell or taste problems along with the symptoms you describe.

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