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    Loss of taste/smell
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    ChicagoKim posted:
    Due to a subdural hematoma 13 years ago, I can't taste or smell. I can still tell, depending on what part of my tongue "responds", whether it's sweet, bitter, salty or sour. My "friends" say that if I can tell what "taste" it is, then I must be lying. How can I explain to them the difference?
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    That's a difficult question, Kim....I think that only you could explain it, assuming it does have a neurological explanation. I am not sure how you could do this so they might understand, other than show them a diagram of the tongue with the various areas that taste salt, sweet, bitter, etc.


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