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What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your dental problems, see a dentist. Brush and floss after every meal and spend at least 2 minutes each time. Use listerine or prohealth mouth rinse and also get a tongue scraper which should be used once a day. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What to do about acid taste in mouth?

What to do about acid taste in mouth?

Interesting: By acid taste, I have to assume you are having some material come up from the back of your throat like a bad burp? This is called gerd or reflux. Some call it water brash. It this is what your are describing, you may want to try an over the cournter "prilosec" or "zantac" type product and see if it goes away. It it doesn't you should be seen by pcp or gi. If other issues, I don't know what! ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to get rid of the horrible taste in my mouth any quicker?

Any suggestions on how to get rid of the horrible taste in my mouth any quicker?

Exam required: Tast can be due to infected tooth or gums, medications or supplements, GERD, infected tonsils/adenoids, food debris/bacteria impacted between teeth, and so many other reasons. To recommend treatment cause of problem has to first be diagnosed. See BOTH your PCP and your Dentist to try to find out what's causing the problem and then recommend treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about acid taste in mouth?

Interesting: By acid taste, I have to assume you are having some material come up from the back of your throat like a bad burp? This is called gerd or reflux. Some call it water brash. It this is what your are describing, you may want to try an over the cournter "prilosec" or "zantac" type product and see if it goes away. It it doesn't you should be seen by pcp or gi. If other issues, I don't know what! ...Read more

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What are common causes of acid taste in mouth and constant coating on tongue?

Many: Acid reflux, gerd, poor oral hygiene are just a few of the possibilities. If you have any gastrointestinal problems see your physician. For your dental problems, see a dentist. Brush and floss after every meal and spend at least 2 minutes each time. Use listerine or prohealth mouth rinse and also get a tongue scraper which should be used once a day. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat). The following also describe me: Regurgitation of food or liquid and Bitter/acid taste in mouth. What should I do?

I am experiencing heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat). The following also describe me: Regurgitation of food or liquid and Bitter/acid taste in mouth. What should I do?

About GE reflux...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, or in too large of an amount, with or without feeling symptoms such as heartburn. A person with GERD should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids like juice or soda. Her doctor can examine and treat with lifestyle improvements, plus acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning I have a very acid taste in my mouth, once I do my teeth and a drink it goes. Why does this happen?

When I wake up in the morning I have a very acid taste in my mouth, once I do my teeth and a drink it goes. Why does this happen?

Lots of reasons: Could be from acid reflux, hiatal hernia, not cleaning between teeth (Flossing) daily, improper brushing, gum disease, cavities, bacteria built up on teeth because of missed Dental appointments, food allergy, food selection, timing of your last meal or drink, brand of toothpaste. Sounds like your body is telling you to discuss this with BOTH your General Dentist and your Primary Care Physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have an acid-like taste in my mouth and cramps on both sides of my lower abdomen? Pregnant?

Why do I have an acid-like taste in my mouth and cramps on both sides of my lower abdomen? Pregnant?

Pregnant?: There are many reasons for cramps and a bad taste in your mouth. If you think you may be pregnant then take a pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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After bowel movements I get and taste stomach acid in my mouth. Is it a problem? What can I do about it?

After bowel movements I get and taste stomach acid in my mouth. Is it a problem? What can I do about it?

Gastro Esophageal re: Acid taste in the mouth has to come from gastro esophageal reflux, but I don't know why you will get it only after you move your bowels
do you have history of heart burn or any other GI disorder. You can try over the counter acid suppressor like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec, otherwise consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I keep burping up nasty sweet acid taste. What is it?

I keep burping up nasty sweet acid taste. What is it?

Fermented food?: When you burp up stomach contents (reflux or gerd) into the mouth, it is usually acidic (stomach acid) or bitter (bile from small intestine that can occasionally backflow into the stomach). Sweet is not a common complaint. So this needs more investigation. Could be a sign of fermented material you ate still in the stomach if within 3 or 4 hours of eating). A gastroenterologist is the one to see. ...Read more

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Hey, does anyone know if gastroesophageal reflux causes acid taste?

Hey, does anyone know if gastroesophageal reflux causes acid taste?

Yes it can: If gerd or gastroesophageal reflux is so bad that it gets all the way up the esophagus, past both a failing valve at the bottom of the esophagus and the valve at the top of the esophagus, it can cause a "water brash" taste in the mouth, dental erosion, sinusitis, voice changes, and even lung infections like pneumonia. One should definitely consider anti-reflux surgery if your reflux is that bad. ...Read more

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Woke up gasping for air and had the taste of vomit / acid in my mouth.

Woke up gasping for air and had the taste of vomit / acid in my mouth.

You just: Described gastric reflux really well. Don't eat within 3-4 hours of bedtime or drink alcohol within 5-6 hours of bedtime. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 11 an 4 days preg. I been having nausea some vomiting. Right now I ws havng hard time to vomit yellow like acid taste came out why? Taste still

I am 11 an 4 days preg. I been having nausea some vomiting. Right now I ws havng hard time to vomit yellow like acid taste came out why? Taste still

Excessive vomiting: Excessive vomiting during pregnancy is fairly common. The yellow color is due to bile and the acid taste comes from strong acid id your stomach. Try taking vitamin B-6 100 mg in the morning and OTC doxylamine (Unisom) 25 mg at bed time can help relive this condition. ...Read more

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Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.

Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux and should be treated.
Perhaps a short course of a medication like Pepcid (famotidine) (over the counter) may imporve the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have halitosis. I have exception oral hygiene. Bad breath taste is coming from the back of my mouth. My mouth often tastes acidy. Cause & cure?

I have halitosis. I have exception oral hygiene. Bad breath taste is coming from the back of my mouth. My mouth often tastes acidy. Cause & cure?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Any reason not to try Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 in am and Ranatidine 150 before bedtime? Have sour taste in mouth overnight and appears to be due to acid reflux.

Any reason not to try Protonix (pantoprazole) 40 in am and Ranatidine 150 before bedtime? Have sour taste in mouth overnight and appears to be due to acid reflux.

R/O GERD: GERD SX can be vague NAUSEA/BLOATING /HEART BURN. Or Severe PAIN//REFLUX/LARYNGITS/COUGH You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg THEN PPI PROTONIX/NEXIUM. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted, while work up is in progress, start GF diet. GUTBLISS. COM /WHOLEAPPROACH. COM ...Read more

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Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Possibly: If you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more

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If I have a lingering bad taste in my mouth due to acid reflux how can I treat it other than basic dental hygiene?

If I have a lingering bad taste in my mouth due to acid reflux how can I treat it other than basic dental hygiene?

Treat cause: The first step would be to see if something can be done to control acid reflux in the first place. It can have damaging effects on your teeth over time and is quite uncomfortable as you know. A physician can offer a prescription if it a chronic problem. For dealing with the taste, try a string over the counter mouth wash, or perhaps salt water. Brushing alone won't do it. ...Read more

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I have lower throat pain when sallowing. It's only happening when taking solid food. And I always burps and feel acid taste when laying.

I have lower throat pain when sallowing. It's only happening when taking solid food. And I always burps and feel acid taste when laying.

Possibly acid reflux: You may be developing acid reflux. Try some over the counter acid suppression like Pepcid (famotidine) ac or Prilosec otc. If this doesn't help, see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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GERD? I have had upper chest pain (sensitive to touch) for months bt recently developed acid in sternum & sour taste in my mouth. All chest tests norm

GERD? I have had upper chest pain (sensitive to touch) for months bt recently developed acid in sternum & sour taste in my mouth. All chest tests norm

EGD: A scope or EGD will answer your question and screen for serious issues like stenosis, mass, cancer. In the meantime, use TUMS, (calcium carbonate) they lower the acid. With GERD, acid comes up the esophagus and burns the tissues. Be Well. ...Read more

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Every time I eat I have a real bad taste in my mouth. I presently take prescribe acid reflex pills without any change. I have had a x-ray, ultra sound?

Every time I eat I have a real bad taste in my mouth. I presently take prescribe acid reflex pills without any change. I have had a x-ray, ultra sound?

Bad taste: Look at your tongue in the mirror. If it is any color but pink (i.e., white, green, yellow or black coating) then you might have a condition called thrush that needs treating. You would need to see your family doctor to get the medicine that treats the condition. The bad taste usually resolves in 3-10 days. ...Read more

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Last night lwhen sleeping l had pain behind my left breast, when l went to get up l burped and had a sour taste in my mouth. Is this acid?

Last night lwhen sleeping l had pain behind my left breast, when l went to get up l burped and had a sour taste in my mouth. Is this acid?

Probably so: It was probably hydrochloric acid that ran up your esophagus while you were lying down and burped up when you stood up. If this persists have a MD check for a hiatal hernia. Avoid eating and lying down within two hours of a meal to help prevent this problem. ...Read more

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Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Can little dust cause chest tightness? The weather was cold though & I feel sour taste in my mouth. Acid reflux causes it? How to relieve symptoms?

Maybe two things: Dust can cause chest tightness in someone with asthma. Cold can also trigger asthma. The sour taste may indicate reflux all the way to the mouth. Reflux also can cause chest pain or pain between the shoulder blades. Reflux can trigger asthma symptoms. First get help from a doc separating the issues. For reflux start an antacid and avoid heavy greasy food and late dinner. There are surgical options ...Read more