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What increases my risk for hypogeusia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Risk factors for hypogeusia include heavy smoking, dehydration, and the use of some prescription drugs. Antibiotics, antihistamines, and some antidepressants, like amitriptyline, are among the drugs that cause hypogeusia as a side effect. Upper respiratory infection and poor dental hygiene can contribute to hypogeusia, too. Exposure to radiation, injuries to the head, and some surgical procedures, such as wisdom tooth removal, can contribute to hypogeusia. Some neurologic disorders, like depression, can contribute to hyopgeusia.

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