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What does sour taste in mouth indicate?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Reflux: Sour tastes in the mouth may be "acid brash" or acid contents from the stomach as a result of reflux. Consider eating smaller meals, not laying down within 2 hours of eating and raising the head of your bed.
Dr. David Fink
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly reflux: A sour taste in the mouth can come from a number of things but it commonly is due to acid reflux into the back of the throat (gerd). Try antacids, medications like ranitidine or famotidine, or if severe try omeprazole. Avoid overeating, spicy foods, acidic foods, excessive caffeine, eating before bedtime. Lose weight if your overweight. There are other lifestyle changes you can make, see gerd.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Reflux: Sour tastes in the mouth may be "acid brash" or acid contents from the stomach as a result of reflux. Consider eating smaller meals, not laying down within 2 hours of eating and raising the head of your bed.

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What can I use for a sour taste in mouth due to gallbladder?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You can : Try acid reducers, such as Prilosec or zantac, (ranitidine) but definitive solution for gallstones is cholecystectomy. Get your doctor's advice regarding surgery.

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