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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could salty food cause a dry taste in my mouth?

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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry 38 years experience
Dry taste: Yes, this is one frequent reason for "dry" taste.

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A member asked:

I have a salty taste in my mouth all the time and my food taste salty. My mouth waters excessively. What could the cause be? No other symptoms

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Taken : Taken from the mayo clinic web site: taste changes are rarely a sign of a serious underlying problem. However, they are annoying and can impair your enjoyment of food. A persistent salty taste in the mouth can have many possible causes, including: dehydration. This may be due to inadequate fluid intake or excessive fluid loss. Review your diet. Excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine can cause fluid loss, resulting in dehydration, which can make saliva saltier. Side effect of certain medications, such as anti-thyroid medications and chemotherapy drugs. Salivary gland diseases, such as sjogren's syndrome or bacterial infection of the salivary glands (sialadenitis). Post-nasal drainage, such as with a sinus infection (sinusitis) or allergies. Rarely, a salty taste in the mouth is due to a nutritional deficiency, endocrine disorder or neurological disorder, such as epilepsy or migraine. Treatment is directed at the underlying cause, if possible. For example, if a salty taste in the mouth is due to a certain medication, stopping or changing the medication may eliminate the problem. But do this only with your doctor's approval. If the cause of a salty taste is a bacterial infection, the salty taste may go away with treatment of the infection. Occasionally, taste changes resolve spontaneously. A persistent salty taste in the mouth should be evaluated by a doctor or dentist.
A 50-year-old female asked:

What can I eat if I have a salty taste in my mouth?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
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, Salivary gland infection, post nasal drainage, sinus infection or allergies. Consult your MD.
Baton Rouge, LA
A 58-year-old male asked:

What can cause a sweet taste in your mouth?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
There are many: Possibilities. Metabolic disorders such a diabetes is one, as are various neurological conditions. Please visit your doc and you will get the answer, help, and peace of mind. Peace and good health.
A 43-year-old male asked:

What could be the cause of acidic mouth taste?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Reflux: People wake up with bitter or sour taste in the mouth if they have gerd. Sometimes the reflux can happen even at upright position and the acid becomes gas and can be tasted and inhaled..
Last updated Aug 16, 2012


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