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why have I got a salty taste in my mouth

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
19 years experience General Surgery
Mouth sore: It's not uncommon for your mouth and/or tip of tongue to be sensitive after a bout of hot, salty, or spicy foods. This is related to surface damage an ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
34 years experience Dentistry
Number of causes: Salty taste in the mouth could be due to a number of issues:Dehydration, side effect of some medications, salivary gland diseases like Sjorgen, Saliva ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Information : Information taken from mayo clinic website. Taste changes are rarely a sign of a serious underlying problem. However, they are annoying and can impai ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Salty taste: Some people with hyperaldosteronism get this due to high K in saliva. I specialize in this. Lets do 2nd opinion and figure out what is going on.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Medication?: Often medications along with acidic saliva can create a metallic taste. If you're taking a medication, try rinsing your mouth first with warm water w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Metalic taste: The metallic taste is probably from the phlem that you are coughing up. The most common causes of metallic tasting phlem are a side effect of medicat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Pus: Pus tastes metallic. Check for and infection in the gums, teeth, tonsils, or sinuses.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dysgeuisia: Altered sense of taste can be caused by a zinc deficiency, medications, and other systemic conditions. Have yourself examined by your physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Maybe...: It may be a yeast infection. I would check with your doctor or a dental oral medicine specialist for an evaluation if it does not go away.
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 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 member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Specializes in General Practice
Multiple causes: A metallic taste in your mouth can be indicative of blood, certain antibiotics, reflux, or a number of other things. Associated symptoms would make a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Soap?: First and foremost, make sure there isn't soap in what you are drinking. That being said, there are some reports that excess Fluoride consumption (in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
Lot of possibilities: Lot's of possibilities. Decay, gum disease, tonsils, sinus infection, lung problems, stomach problems are the first thing that come to mind. Start wit ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Hormonal : This may be hormonal, or vitamin deficiency. Do, you have any burning, redness, swelling or any other symptom? Your doctor can help you figure out ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Mahallati
Specializes in Dentistry
Grinding/gingivitis : You may be grinding your teeth, or just clenching hard. If you have metallic restorations, you may be wearing them. Try an under armour mouth piece ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust yo ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
a metalic taste can: Indicate blood.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Could be many things: Broken filling, GI issue, reflux, result of drug therapy. Start by seeing your dentist and if all is okay see your md/ent/gi specialist.
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
Drug side effects: A metallic taste can be a side effect of drugs or medications. I suggest he see his family doctor to explore this possibility. A comprehensive denta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
Not sure: If you have some periodontal(gum) issues(do you floss properly ; regularly?) you might have some gingivel bleeding upon exertion which can create a me ... Read More
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