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bad taste during fever

Post by vinaya » Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:58 pm

dear all
why do v have a funny bittter taste in our mouth when v have fever?
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Post by hurly » Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:30 pm

Probably because of the excessive production of slime and enzymes as an automatically defence against foreign microorganisms. 8)

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Post by Dr.Stein » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:08 am

The high temperature affects the function 'translator areas' in cerebrum (damn, I forgot the proper term :x ), one of them is 'taster area'. Thus, though the sensoric nerves function normally via the receptor on taste buds, but the brain 'translates' it to something else, then it gives us a bitter sensation or taste.

This mechanism also works in hallucination and delirious during the fever, I mean the abnormal function of 'translator areas'. Ohh I should open my book to find the term grrr :twisted: :lol:
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thanks

Post by vinaya » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:38 am

thanks :) :)
btw is the translator area called a lobe like parietal lobe, because thats the one responsible for taste right :?:
or am i getting confused :oops:

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Post by CynMari » Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:07 am

I wonder if the same can be applied to the sense of smell.

I once had the flu and everything smelled "bitter" to me. I couldn't even stand the smell of a sugar cookie next to my bed!!

If anyone has any links to studies about these sensory changes, I would be interested
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:26 pm

Usually when you have the flu the sense of smell deteriorates or even disappers because of extra mucus secretion
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Post by victor » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:27 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:The high temperature affects the function 'translator areas' in cerebrum (damn, I forgot the proper term :x ), one of them is 'taster area'. Thus, though the sensoric nerves function normally via the receptor on taste buds, but the brain 'translates' it to something else, then it gives us a bitter sensation or taste.

This mechanism also works in hallucination and delirious during the fever, I mean the abnormal function of 'translator areas'. Ohh I should open my book to find the term grrr :twisted: :lol:


For example, try this...Right after brushing your teeth, eat some sweet things..you'll get sour taste in your mouth..that's because of SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) disrupted your taste bud on your tongue... :lol: sounds funny eh..
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Post by vinaya » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:55 pm

ur right.......
i thought something was wrong with my tongue :D :lol: :lol:

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Post by victor » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:35 am

No need 2 worry 'bout that..because SLS effect will be gone in minutes.. :lol:
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