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Lost taste to things. Everything tastes bland. Had rhubarb. How to get rid of this?

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the last few days I've lost the taste of things. every thing tastes bland...never happened before ..had rhubarb a few days before.. any conection? will it go away?
Posted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Omer 1 hour later

Rhubarb is actually a fruit with a stem , red coloured , used from ancient time to treat stomach burning sensation and constipation.

If you have taken it for these symptoms, they will improve.

But the use of rhubarb for more than 3-5 days can causes same side effects for which it is used like constipation and stomach pain as it has a toxin glycoside.

The most common cause of tasteless food is either GLOSSITIS or STOMACH BURNING known as gastritis in the age of 63 years with no other important diseases.

I would recommend taking multivitamin for glossitis and omeprazol+sucralfate for burning stomach pain, constipation, and you will start to feel the taste in a week

You can go to internist for the prescription.
I hope this explains your query. Let me know if you have more queries.

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