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phlegm tastes metallic

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Blood: Sometimes with a very forceful cough there can be specks of blood or actual amounts of blood in the phlegm. Blood will have a typical metallic/iron t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be: Please consult with us to review other medicines you may be on which can cause such a taste.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
15 years experience Dentistry
My perspective: As a dentist you may have some old failing fillings that as you cough may make you notice the metallic taste (assuming you have amalgam/silver filling ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Side effect: The metallic taste may sometimes be a side effect of the antibiotics that are frequently used to treat the pneumonia. Hence the metallic taste may not ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
47 years experience Dentistry
Metallic mouth taste: There are many causes for a metal taste in the mouth. Most are systemic and need a internal medical consult to find the answer. They will check diet m ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alice Mckee
61 years experience Family Medicine
Persistent coughing: Hi Marilyn, Since your cough has persisted for more than two weeks, it needs to be evaluated. A physician should listen to your lungs with a stethesc ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Zinc deficiency: Patients with phlegm and metallic taste should get checked for vitamin or zinc deficiency. See your PCP for consultation and tests.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Probably phelgm: Mucous secretion due to that produced in the upper sinus passages and upper airway as well at that produced in the lower respiratory tree can drain in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Waiting for what?: It's been a week, and it's not getting better. Please see your GP or go to Urgent Care. You probably don't need an ER, but you do need professional ... Read More
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