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A 37-year-old member asked:

Metallic taste in mouth for a month, perfect health! what could it be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Metallic taste: 37 F from PA notes: Metallic taste in mouth for a month. perfect health! What could it be? ANS: in my 50 year experience the most common cause is that you have a problem causing your saliva to contain too much potassium. The most common cause would be one of the forms of Primary Aldosteronism. Other findings would be high blood pressure and low blood potassium.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Metallic taste: Usually means bleeding. Do you brush gently 2x/day for 2 full minutes each time? Do you floss or Water Pik daily? Do you have professional cleaning every 6 months? If not, may have compromised gum tissue that may be readily treated by your Dentist. Please schedule a check-up.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

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Dr. Steven Koos
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Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste.. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases.
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Sep 9, 2013
Last updated Apr 12, 2020


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