Sensory Dysfunction | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Nothing tastes as good as it used to. What could be causing this?
  • What can I do to bring back my sense of smell/taste?
  • I used to smoke. Could that still be causing problems?
  • When I started taking an antibiotic, my sense of taste seemed to change. Should I stop taking the antibiotic?
  • If I lose my sense of smell/taste, should I go to the doctor to find out what is causing it?


Smell and Taste Disorders: A Primary Care Approach by SM Bromley, M.D. (American Family Physician January 15, 2000,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00