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A 58-year-old female asked:

I've been experiencing what i call "salty mouth " for several years now. i have been to a ear nose and throat doctor. dentist allergist and no one can figure it out. i have good hygiene and am healthy. help ! i chew gum and drink a lot of water?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Talk to your GP: Salty taste in your mouth can be caused by a variety of things. Try discussing with your GP instead of a specialist who only focuses on specific areas. Some typical causes can be Diabetes, certain meds that cause dry mouth, mineral supplements, chronic borderline dehydration, GERD, nutritional/vitamin deficiencies, hormone fluctuations, and certain cancers.
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Dr. Binod Verma
Dentistry 41 years experience
The altered taste might be coming from the gum which you chew or the Mouth wash containing Alcohol which you might be using . You can try to scrap your tongue with Tongue Blade to remove plaque from Top of Tongue . At times indigestion and constipation can cause altered taste , if any condition exists ,see your physician
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