Healthy eating (Asthma)

9) Tips to try if your sense of taste has changed

If you are struggling with taste changes the following may help:

  • If you are using a steroid inhaler always rinse your mouth and gargle with water after use, this helps to prevent oral thrush.
  • Regularly clean teeth/ dentures, use mouth wash and try and floss if possible.
  • Don’t be afraid to try new foods.
  • Try sharp or spicy foods that have stronger flavour.
  • Experiment with seasoning (suggestions on next page).
  • If you have gone off a particular food, re-try it again after a couple of weeks as your taste may have changed again.