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i keep getting a bad taste in my mouth

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dentist\Physician: See a physician to check for GI problems and a dentist to check for dental problems.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bad taste: If due to teeth or gum problems, yes, along with good oral hygeine, but if due to medication side-effect, no.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Acid containing food: Certain foods or drinks that contain a lot of acid may be reacting with the fillings in your teeth.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Mouthwash: You might want to try some mouthwash. However, you could try convincing the smoker to quit. It works for both of you - you don't get that nasty tast ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Most infections give off by-products from the dying of bacteria, fungus, molds and viruses. Mouth rinses works until the infections are cleaned up so ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
?tonsilloliths: If periodontal disease has been ruled out, it is very possible, if your tonsils have not been removed, that food particles may be getting into the cry ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Rubin
36 years experience Dentistry
Bad taste, bad smell: Certainly bad smell and bad taste means that something is going on.... In many cases this may be an indication of gum desease, bad taste may be an ind ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Call Surgeon: May be infection. Call your Surgeon for reevaluation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Contact surgeon: Bad taste + throbbing could indicate infection. Diarrhea could be due to infection, change in diet, swallowing blood, and/or antibiotics. Contact yo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Halitosis and dysgeusia can be cause by a number of different factors. During pregnancy, a change in your estrogen levels may also contribute to your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
13 years experience Family Medicine
Few reasons: Could be debris or a film on your tongue. More commonly it is related to food, debris, and /or infection in your tonsils. If you have cryptic tonsil ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience Family Medicine
Get examined.: Get the wound examined to see if infected and need for antibiotics. Update your tetanus vaccination if older than 10 years. There is superficial and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Usually...: ...This is a problem with Clarithromycin (biaxin) or Flagyl (metronidazole.) hard candy or gum is probably your best bet to control this.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria ?: The bacteria that normally lives in your mouth will adhere to your teeth and form a plaque. Do you feel this in the morning when you wake up? Does it ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Merino
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood: Residual bleeding is normal and is the cause of metallic taste, if bleeding increases call your surgeon.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies?: Maybe it is simply drainage from your nose leading to excessive oral secretions. It could also be that the salivary glands are over-active. I would fi ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post nasal drip?: It could be a post nasal drip, although there are a host of other causes, both dental and medical. Do you also brush, floss and use a tongue scraper ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Very possibly the: Early part of a viral infection such as a cold or the flu. Get some rest, plenty of fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the aches & fever ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: No and not sure why you had the metallic taste nor the pain. Perhaps you brushed too hard? You will have to personally see a dentist who can examine y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Bad TAste: This can have several causes. Strict diets offen cause some vitamin deficiencies and or mineral deficiency. A vegetarian diet may have marked diffici ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
44 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two : Two areas of concern should be addressed. The first would be your sinuses. If there is an infection there this is could lead to breath problems. Your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Decay and gum infxn: Are some of the reasons... Periodontal disease can form pockets around the teeth that harbor food, bacteria, ..Sinus infection and the post nasal dri ... Read More

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