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A 48-year-old male asked:

Everything that i eat or drink except water has a bitter taste this started a few days ago. i gargled with listerine and salt water. i brushed my tongue. i ate a piece of pie and it tasted bitter.

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
This : This is rather interesting. I would guess that this represents some reflux esophagitis symtoms. You might want to try some antacids to see if this helps over the next couple of days.
Dr. Bradley Wilson
Dentistry 55 years experience
Time: There are many different reasons for this and most will pass with time with no consequence. If it continues, a good medical work-up would be suggested to rule out the things that do have a consequence such as acid reflux disease or mercury.

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A 48-year-old male asked:

Everything that i eat or drink except water has a bitter taste.This started a few days ago. I gargled with listerine and salt water. I brushed my tongue. I ate a piece of pie and it still tasted bitter. Why could it be?

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
This : This problem is actually not too uncommon and has a huge differential of potential causes such as: - nasal drainage - nasal polyps - bad tooth - gastroesophageal reflux - salivary gland obstruction/ dry mouth - medications - a neurological problem with the taste receptors and that's just scraping the surface! you should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) for an exam and a work-up. Hopefully, if they can find the cause, they can fix the problem. Good luck!

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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