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Antibiotics Bad Taste In Mouth
Bad taste in mouth: Probably not. The causes of bad taste are numerous and can be related to what you eat, natural body chemistry, disturbed sensation in your tongue, or problems with smell. Antibiotics won't help any of these. On the other hand, sometimes sinus or dental infections will cause bad taste, and antibiotics may help, but by themselves may not be a complete solution. (eg a dental problem needs to be fixed. ...Read more
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
When my patients report these symptoms to me, the most obvious thing is Reflux, which is stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. It is provoked by spicy foods, tomato sauce, garlic, carbonated drinks, chocolate, coffee, eating too large a meal, going to bed shortly after having a meal, drinking liquid before bed. Hope this helps.
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That does happen: Very common. Antibiotics will disrupt the normal population of symbiotic bacteria in your mouth, gut, and skin. When they begin to come back, the dominant species may be different which can cause a funny taste like you describe. Or it could be due to cold medicine suppressing normal saliva production. Either way give it time, brush and floss, and it'll get better. ...Read more
YES: One of side effect, chew mint and taste will disappear. ...Read more
I'm 21 and I've noticed a recurring bad taste in mouth, sour almost im terrified that it could be diabetes, could it?
That's relative: That would be subjective if we are talking about food. Medically, it would be a taste that you personally felt was not normal, or one that was anoying, or of sudden onset and persistant despite the absense of food or drink. ...Read more
Anesthesia....: ...Some of the chemicals used in anesthesia may cause this, or it could be from dry mouth. If you had inhalation general anesthesia, the gasses may have been chemically bound to the water content in your mouth. This will clear after a while. ...Read more
Dehydration? Meds?: Drugs that dehydrate can cause this, not drinking enough h2o can, and medications which cause dry mouth (and their are many), all encourage the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can makes things "not right." also, many patients on antibiotics have a metallic or earthy feel in the mouth, and things taste bad. However, this should last until you finish the course. A zinc defiency does this. ...Read more
I am experiencing toothache. The following also describes me: Bad taste in mouth. What should I do?
Halitosis: Halitosis, or bad breath, and a "bad taste in the mouth" can occur after general anesthesia. Dehydration, breathing dry anesthesia gases, and minor bleeding from oral anesthesia appliances may contribute, as may certain intravenous medications. Good oral hygiene should help rid you of the unpleasant taste. Try mouth wash and spearmint or eucalyptus gums or candies. ...Read more
Could be a host: Of reasons. Best to consult with a dentist if you haven't been to one recently and exercise very good oral hygiene including brushing your tongue. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Infection: This may be a sign that you have an infection and when you turn your head to the left it forces some drainage from the area. You should see your dentist or oral surgeon to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I've had an awful bad taste in mouth for 4 years after living in damp conditions. It's ruined my life in many ways. Tried everything.
See dentist: See dentist. You may have dental disease responsible for your sympotms. ...Read more
Had emergency appendix out that ruptured, now I have a convent bad taste in mouth and hard left side around wound after 4 months?
Maybe a hernia: Not sure about the bad taste, but the the hard lump under the wound could represent a hernia, where the abdominal contents are coming through a hole in the abdominal muscles. Even though they were closed, anywhere from 5-20% will open back up depending on many factors such as infection, obesity, genetics, and even suturing technique. See your surgeon for an exam soon to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Had molars 18 and 31 removed four days ago and have been experiencing shooting jaw pain/bad taste in mouth and it's hard to open my mouth.
Extreme nausea/constant bad taste in mouth 3 days. Possible cause and relief? Tried crackers, gatorade, bananas, jello. Still feel terrible. Help
Possibilities: First, the nausea and intraoral bad taste may or may not be causatively related. Bad taste is usually related to chronic periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection, or reflux. Carbohydrates can literally feed into this disease, drink water. Nausea can be from dizziness, migraine, fainting, GI upset, food poisoning, viral or ear infection, pregnancy, motion sickness ...Read more
Took 140 mg of Zopiclone, and >180mg of Loratdine tablets two nights ago. Feel almost nothing except for bad taste in mouth. Should I see a doctor?
Yes, please do: I'm hoping that you've decided that suicide is not as easy as it sounded and not a good idea for you now. An exam may help you get your body back on track. Also, carefully find a psychotherapist you feel you can trust and work well w/. It can take some trials and that's okay. Trust is vital! So will be patience, courage and good health. Drink water, eat, rest, exercise as well as possible. ...Read more
Random bad taste in mouth. Got worried it was a symptom of something bad (health anxiety). After, I developed really bad dry mouth and began shuddering like I was freezing for about 10 minutes - was able to stop it briefly by tensing up. Anxiety?
Anxiety focused on: Health issues suggests a POSSIBLE phobia or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment. Please don't use medication only. Therapy can be more long-lasting and empowering. See doctor first. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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