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Technically, we only "taste" sweet, sour, salt and bitter. The tongue can only sense those 4 tastes. The rest of what we often call "taste buds" is actually the smell of food. If you have a sinus infection you can often lose the sense of smell. As soon as your cold passes, you are decongested and you start feeling better, your sense of taste should come right back!

If you can't taste anything at all, even after you are well, You may need some medical assistance in recovering your sense of smell.

Unfortunately there are some who lose their sense of smell and never get it back. Only a doctor can assist you on this one.

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