Letter: In Brief

Sir: I was interested to read the answer to the question, "Can we lose our sense of taste and smell?" (Technoquest 13 November).

I am aged 66 and for the past six years I have lost all sense of taste and smell.

It is indeed dangerous. I have had to give up cooking with gas because I cannot tell if the gas has been left on. Dishes have to be watched all the time for signs of burning. I no longer enjoy food or drink.

The neurologist I saw trivialised the problem, asking what I was "worried about", not seeming to realise the difficulties.

Mrs MOLLIE GREENFIELD

Farnborough

Hampshire

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