Ice cube stimulation helps to improve dysgeusia

Odontology. 2010 Feb;98(1):82-4. doi: 10.1007/s10266-009-0110-y. Epub 2010 Feb 16.


Dysgeusia causes a decrease in appetite, and it is one of the major factors in undernutrition. Dysgeusia is elicited by numerous causes, and in many cases it is still difficult to treat the various symptoms complained of by patients. We herein report a case in which dysgeusia was improved by transient cooling of the mouth.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cryotherapy / methods*
  • Dysgeusia / physiopathology
  • Dysgeusia / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mouth
  • Recovery of Function
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Taste Threshold / physiology*
  • Tongue / blood supply
  • Tongue / physiopathology*
  • Treatment Outcome