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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It could be a virus: or reflux and he could be tasting stomach acid or maybe virus leaves taste in mouth. If it persists, see Dr.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. PRADIP SHAH
40 years experience Infectious Disease
MINT OR GUM: Chew mint or gum.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Thats relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was ano ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Strep. Throat usually starts with a sore throat and headache. This is followed by fever, pus on the throat or tonsils and enlarged lymph nodes at the ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Smoking?: Most common is chronic damage to nerves of the nose and tongue from toxic exposure. Your complaints are very common for smokers or those who use asth ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Medications ?: Metallic taste is often a side effect of certain medications. Your post did not say. Discuss your problem with your physician.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Sialadenitis, maybe: You may have stones or inflammation in the salivary glands. I suggest you see a ear, nose and throat specialist.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
See a dentist: Brush, floss, and use a listerine-type mouthwash. If the taste/odor doesn't go away, see your doctor to rule out a throat infection, then see a denti ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Lin
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ache: Two things come to mind: 1) you might have an infection in your gums or teeth which is causing the bad taste and aches. You need to see your dentist ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnant: I think you are pregnant.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: It can sometimes cause a dry mouth but not really a constant bad taste.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: There are many causes of metallic tastes in your mouth. Some cause are medications, oral infections, dry mouth, sinus infections, vitamin deficiencie ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Simple to complex: May be something as simple as B12 deficiency to something as serious as brain tumor. Seek evaluation
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience Dentistry
Medications or resto: Both can cause a metallic taste in the mouth. Silver fillings tend to leach out a metallic taste when they encounter acid (juice, bacteria).
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your den ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
34 years experience Dentistry
Metallic taste: Many times this taste is a result of gingival bleeding. If your gums are red, swollen and /or bleeding, this would explain the taste. As was mentioned ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Takahashi
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Some loss of taste and smell is natural with aging, especially after age 60: Various other factors also can contribute to loss of taste and smell, however, including: Nasal and sinus problems, such as allergies, sinusitis or na ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layth Maolood
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Reflux?: Reflux is so common and cause a bad taste in the mouth and nausea. A trial of Omeprazole or zantac (ranitidine) otc for 2 weeks could help. Avoid food ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Laskis
Specializes in Dentistry
Multifactorial: Could be a medication causing the metallic taste in your mouth. If you have just changed or started a new medication i would suggest looking to see if ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: There are many causes of metallic taste in your mouth. One of the causes may be related to hormonal changes during menstruation and pregnancy. It can ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bitter taste from...: Common causes of a bitter taste in the mouth include acid reflux, taking certain medications or even poor oral hygiene. Your sense of taste can also b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Those symptoms...: Are not specific for fungal sinusitis. They could occur with a viral or bacterial sinus infection.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Various reasons : Do you have it all the time or only when you eat certain foods. Food allergies, mineral deficiencies, hormone abnormalities , toxic substances are jus ... Read More
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