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Table 1 Checklist for history taking in patients complaining of taste problem

From: Evaluation of young smokers and non-smokers with Electrogustometry and Contact Endoscopy

Was the taste problem sudden or gradual; bilateral or unilateral?
Can you taste anything or not?
Do you sense bad tastes without eating or when you eat something?
Have you ever noticed dry mouth or dry eye?
Have you ever noticed problems with your smell as well?
  1. The list of questions to which all subjects answered before evaluation of taste thresholds and imaging. All non-smokers (n = 34) did not report any problem concerning their taste sensitivity. Three of the smokers (n = 28) reported bad tastes without eating something and 2 reported diminished sense of smell.