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Steroid use can cause change in the taste buds.
Also vitamin deficiency can affect your taste.
Zinc and vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) deficiency should be treated.
Another possibility can be oral thrush commonly associated with steroid use.
Red discoloration is more suggestive of the inflammation of the tongue.
Zinc 30 mg daily and vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) 200 mg daily should help.
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it is likely related to the inhaled steroid use related.
and vitamin B2 and zinc deficiency also can contribute to it.
brushing teeth will not help.
this is taste bud related problem not teeth related.
Yes stopping steroid for 2 weeks should help.
However, if your asthma worsens, then you may need to resume the steroid inhaler.
Yes GAD also can affect your taste sensation.
So that also should be controlled.
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