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What is occurring in the body , when one eats food and everything taste as if it has been salted ? as in a bowl of ice cream, taste as if salt was added

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ice : Ice cream that tastes like salt can't be fun. I am not sure why everything is tasting salty to you. Here are some possibilities: a sinus infection, dehydration, diseases of the salivary glands, nutritional deficiencies, excessive alcohol use, certain medications or in rare cases; endocrine or neurologic problems.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Some : Some possible reasons for things tasting salty are: a sinus infection, dehydration, diseases of the salivary glands, nutritional deficiencies, excessive alcohol use, certain medications or in rare cases; endocrine or neurologic problems. Here are some things you can try until the salty flavor goes away: avoid use of tobacco products. At least temporarily, don’t eat hot or spicy foods, and don’t drink coffee or soft drinks. Increase your intake of water. If you are drinking alcohol to excess - don't. If you have just started a new medication and think it might be the cause, talk to your doctor about changing. It the salty taste continues, check with your doctor, so that he or she can help to figure out the cause.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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