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How do other illnesses affect hypogeusia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In most cases, other illnesses cause hypogeusia. Conditions like Bell's palsy may cause hypogeusia on a certain area of the tongue. A worsening of allergies or an upper respiratory infection can contribute to hypogeusia, too.

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