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Has anyone had an experience with a nasal spray affecting their sense of taste? I take nasonex for hayfever and just refilled my prescription and the new composition of this nasal spray seems to make all of my red wine taste tainted. Anybody with similiar experiences? I'm trying to confirm this is the cause.

Thanks ahead of time for any responses.
 
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My allergies are insane, so I take Zyrtec-D, Rhinocort and Patanol daily. On top of that, I get 3 allergy shots once a week. With that said, I have never had a problem with the nasal spray affecting my sense of taste.

I have used Nasonex and Flonase also and both of those seem to leave an aftertaste. I always drink something right after to get the taste out of my mouth and have never had a problem.

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continued use of nasal spray stops me from eating sauce of ant kind. it has a real chemical taste.
weird
 
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continued use of nasal spray stops me from eating sauce of ant kind. it has a real chemical taste.
weird


I already tend to avoid ant-based sauces, and I don't use any nasal sprays at all. Smile


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Mark, Maybe brushing your tongue with baking soda would help.

Has your MD suggested saline? Worked wonders for me.
 
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I've had the same experience with nasonex and wine. If I am too stuffed up I just pass on the wine. Fortunately it doesn't happen too often.

I've heard those little teapot type things where you pour into one nostril until it comes out the second nostril are supposed to work wonders but I haven't tried it.
 
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I've had the same experience with nasonex and wine. If I am too stuffed up I just pass on the wine. Fortunately it doesn't happen too often.

I've heard those little teapot type things where you pour into one nostril until it comes out the second nostril are supposed to work wonders but I haven't tried it.


The nasal rinse I use is Alkalol and it changed my life. That said, I'm off and on addicted to Afrin, which is no good and can slightly affect your tastes. Flonase, and its generic, I have not found to be a problem.


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