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Despite having taste buds, when you lose your sense of smell you also lose most of your sense of taste. amirite?

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No, it just seems that way because the two are related. Anosmia is the total loss of smell and ageusia the complete loss of taste. They can occur together but they don't always.

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There's a difference between taste and flavor. For example you will still be able to tell if something is sweet, however not sure if you're experiencing raspberry or strawberry flavours.

Lost my sense of smell when I probably had Covid about a year and a half ago. Saw an ENT about it a couple times. He pointed out that most of your sense of flavor comes from your sense of smell. I can still taste sweet, bitter, salty, and spicy. But there's no flavor to any of it.

@Alixkast Lost my sense of smell when I probably had Covid about a year and a half ago. Saw an ENT about it a couple times...

Pretty interesting how multiple senses are needed to make the body function on a normal basis, even just for simple things such as what you taste when eating. Amazing.

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@Legendnoel77 Pretty interesting how multiple senses are needed to make the body function on a normal basis, even just for simple...

Indeed. I've gone through many phases where it seems like everything smells like a certain thing. Early on I went through a period where everything smelled like vomit. Currently I'm in a vanilla pumpkin spice phase. Lemme tell you, I'm enjoying this phase much more than the vomit phase.

Not even close to true

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