PA and a sensitive tongue?

Posted on: Sun, 01/19/2003 - 3:49am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

I know that this sounds funny but my 7 year old PA son always says that he can smell things with his tongue. Does anybody have any idea what he means by this?

Posted on: Mon, 01/20/2003 - 7:02pm
Gwen Thornberry's picture
Joined: 10/14/1999 - 09:00

That does sound strange! I'm not sure if its the same thing or not, but if I smell pn my mouth starts to water, but it tastes horrible! Other than that, I don't really know what he means!

Posted on: Tue, 01/21/2003 - 12:02am
KarenT's picture
Joined: 10/30/1999 - 09:00

Is he telling you what senses are involved when he is exposed? Step away from it as an adult and think like a kid.
For an example when a childs is being tickled or something is too tight around their waste they might say "I am choking". Their throat is not being restricted but that is the closest discriptive they can come up with.
[This message has been edited by KarenT (edited January 21, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 9:48am
Kay B's picture
Joined: 12/30/2002 - 09:00

That sounds very much like what my almost-7 would say... she often says that food "feels" rather than "tastes" good. Just the other day she was saying she was tasting a strong odor (I can't remember what it was.) Generally she complains of having a very poor sense of smell -- she's often puzzled when I mention being able to smell this or that, because she can't detect it.

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